Congratulations to All the Participants of Oberon Originals Reading Series
Monday, March 24 at 7pm for a reading of
by Christopher Boal
Directed by Mark Karafin
With: Jane Cortney*, Brad Fryman*, Warren Katz*, Lee Lawson*, Ryan Tramont*, and Jesse Wildman*
STAGE DIRECTIONS by Chris McFarland
Christopher Stetson Boal is a playwright and screenwriter. Off Broadway: Order (Oberon), 23 Knives (Resonance), Crazy for the Dog, Johnathan's Blaze (Summer Shorts). Off-Off: The Continuing Adventures of Dick Danger, Bad Guys Don't Know Dick, A Hope for this World, Waiting for the Two. Recently he wrote Caesar and The Vanguard for Warner Bros, Ghost Brigade for Paramount, Circus Maximus for Starz Network. He's currently writing Zorro for Sony pictures. Proud member of Oberon and Resonance Ensemble.
At Guild Hall 1 E. 29th St. b/w Fifth and Madison Ave
SEATING IS LIMITED
RSVP at 212-685-2927 or Matt@actorsguild.org
Reading is FREE
Suggested donation is $10 for members and $15/non members
Please make a reservation. This event is brought to us by EAG and Oberon Theatre
Man in the Moon
written and directed by Mark Karafin
Thursday, March 20 at 7:00pm
Two young men kidnap an older man in his garage. He is there for a reason. What that reason is, is for him to discover. His fate has been determined. Only the truth shall set him free. This is a story about redemption, justice, and the choices we make at whatever the cost. The place is here. The time is now.
Christian Daly*, Shane Andreis*, Rachel Napoleon, Brad Fryman*
Stage Directions - Chris McFarland
Thursday, March 20 at 7pm
EVERYBODY DIES by Molly Rydzel
Directed by Krysta Hibbard
Monday, March 10 at 7:00pm
Inspired by a story from Chuck Palahniuk, (author of Fight Club) as well as a generation of science fiction and B-movies. Everybody Dies takes place in a time when Charlton Heston rules and a worldwide suicide pact reaches its climax. Three sexy college kids face a decision—revolution, or die.
With: Alec Shaw*, Dianna Barger*, Kiley McDonald, Christian Daly*, Trevor Vaughn, Candice Palladino, Greer Gisy, Jesse Wildman*, and J.J. Kandel*
PLAYWRIGHT: Molly Rydzel
Molly Rydzel is a Brooklyn based writer who specializes in composing thrillers and speculative fiction for the stage. She was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio but has been a proud NYC resident for the past decade. She holds a BFA in Theater with a minor in literature from The New School. Molly is responsible for the plays 'Certifiable'(FringeNYC 2013), 'How To Be Sexy' (Looking Glass Theatre), 'Cell #6' (Manhattan Repertory Theatre), and 'Erotomania' (MITF). She also penned the feminist web series 'The Dead Walk in Brooklyn'. She has had short stories published by Fiction365, Chrome Baby, and Short Fast and Deadly. On her days off from the theater revolution, Molly is Wine Director for a SoHo hotspot.
DIRECTOR: Krysta Hibbard
Krysta Hibbard is acting COO of Silver Tower Productions, producing and developing original theatre in New York City as well as concerts and musical events. Krysta is also the project manager on two upcoming musicals, 'Boys Vs. Girls' and 'Whiskeyland'. Krysta's latest projects include Syndee Winters in 'Let Me Love You: A Concert Dedicated to Lena Horne' at The Cutting Room and 'Boys Vs. Girls' showcase this March.
by Sarah Ann Lawrence
Directed by Todd Conner
Spend the evening at El Nuevo Manhattan, the hottest cantina in Tijuana. Meet Pedro, the helpful bartender and The Woman, our obliging hostess. Learn about her chilling fall from grace as wife, mother and respected attorney in New York. From her table in the Nuevo Manhattan, she completes her confessional. Her goal? To find a suitable partner to join her in a whirlwind tour of Tijuana’s tangled streets vaguely reminiscent of Dante’s Inferno. Will you be chosen? She invites you to confess, to repent, and perhaps find absolution.
THE TRAGEDY OF DANDELION
by Duncan Pflaster
Directed by Nate Terracio
Cotton Wright, Mary Sheridan, Jane Cortney, Susan Wallack, Nihara Nichelle, Leah Dietrich, Dianna Martin
The Princess Dandelion dresses as a boy in order to escape her rapist and would-be husband, along the way falling in love with another princess, and traveling through her society, meeting nuns, soldiers, and clowns, and all the time her pregnancy continues, the impending birth complicating everything. Written entirely in iambic pentameter, and full of Shakespearean tropes and double entendres, The Tragedy of Dandelion is written for an all-female cast.
by Steven Fechter
with: DIANNA MARTIN, JANE CORTNEY, DANA SNYDER, MAC BRYDON, STEWART WALKER, and BRAD FRYMAN
Three married couples with teen-aged children arrive at a cabin in the Canadian wilderness for their vacation. Bad stuff happens.
by Penny Jackson
Directed by Diánna Martin
With: Laura Bozzone, Leah Dietrich, Mary Sheridan, Christine Verleny, Robert Shryock, Gabe Bettio, Stewart Walker, Walter Brandes, Anthony Russo Jessica, a teenager working as an Alice at The White Queen restaurant, may lose her identity and even her sanity in a theme park devoted to Alice in Wonderland. Is Wonderland a place of fantasy and fun, or a darker place, on the wrong side of the looking glass, where all is illusion and danger?
The Evening of two short plays
Look Away Life
by Heather Dilly Sale Directed by Alex Dinelaris
James Rees and Casandera Lollar
The Pretentious Young Ladies
by Moliere Directed by Nate Terracio
Risinger*, Walter Brandes*, David Arthur Bachrach*, Mac Brydon*,
Alexander Stine, Brian Linden*, MAry Sheridan*, Vaishnavi Sharma,
*THEY HAVE OAK TREES IN NORTH CAROLINA *
by Sarah Wooley Directed by Brad Fryman With: Lisa Bostnar*, Steve Brady*, and Mac Brydon*
1985; Ray and Eileen's 5 year old son vanishes. 22 years later a good looking American arrives in their small English village claiming to be their boy.
THE WHISPERS OF SAINTS
by Mark Scharf Directed by Walter Brandes
With: Karen Sternberg*, Anne Fizzard*, and Michael Wetherbee
by Robin Rice Lichtig
directed by Diánna Martin
Walter Brandes*, Brad Fryman*, Nancy Georgini*, Mary Sheridan*, and Stewart Walker*.
Some past readings from Fall 2011
An Ignorant Man
by Richard Manley
directed by Don Harvey
with Dyanne Court, Simon Feil, Jacqueline Kroschell, Gabe Bettio, Mary Sheridan, John Edward Kelley
"An Ignorant Man" is a literate comedy. On the surface, it celebrates word play and the notion that even the intolerant need love. On a deeper level, however, it challenges the audience to think about the difference between mere conversation and true communication: the idea that language, when used by those who respect its potential, can be a force to inspire, provoke, and enchant.
The Empress of Sex
by Duncan Pflaster
directed by Joan Kane with: Walter Brandes, Clara Barton Green,
Eric C. Bailey, Simon Feil, Jessica Vera, Zak Risinger, Eric Percival, Jeanine Bartel, Nicholas Santasier, Viet Vo, Laura Siner, William Allgood, Doug Rossi, Colin Chapin, Christine Seisler, Amada Anderson, Veronica Figueroa, Elaine Marlowe
A woman, spurned in love, finds a deserted island and sets herself up as The Empress Salacia, decreeing that there shall be no love allowed in her domain, only sex. She gathers some sybaritic acolytes, and all is frolicsome mindless fun until Salacia's ex-lover Agis comes to the island in disguise, to attempt to win her back.
by Lisa del Russo
directed by Kathy Curtiss
with: *Mac Brydon, *Joy Farmer Clary, *Jane Courtney, *Brad Fryman, , *John Keating, Eileen Lacy, *Laoisa Sexton
"Samaritan" is a drama set in 1980's London which explores the challenges of human intimacy and coping with life's vicissitudes. The well-meaning volunteers who answer troubled, lonely, and suicidal calls 24/7 are themselves in need of guidance and support. We're all desperately seeking real connections.
Home Fires Burning
by Chris Ceraso
directed by Dianna Martin
with: *Brad Fryman, *Laura Siner, Christine Verleny, Michael Wetherbee
A West Virginia coal miner hopes to have a second chance at life and love, but when his wayward son returns in the wake of his parents' divorce hellbent on saving his family, four lives are pushed to the edge. A play about tolerance, intolerance, love and hate in today's American heartland.
Spring 2011 Readings
Fun and Games
by Joshua H. Cohen
Directed by Walter Brandes
by KJ Crane
Directed by Gillian Riley
A brilliant monk, Gregor Mendel, acknowledged today as the Father of Genetics, challenges the narrow-minded, Darwin-infatuated scientific community of 19th Century Europe. Like his predecessor, Galileo, he single-handedly battles the encroachment of the State, and the intrigues, politics, and betrayals within his own monastery.
by Rob Smith
Directed by Noah Himmelstein
Macie survived cancer at an early age with the support of her new husband, but when it returns a few years later, she desires one final wish. . . a one-night stand with a former lover. Is it an act of betrayal or an act of love?
by Chris Boal
Director Mark Karafin
Christopher Boal's biting new comedy, the 2nd in the NY Trilogy, explores the wages of money, fame, family values and pets, as a fully dysfunctional theatrical family gather for a Christmas holiday meal