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October 12, 2015
12 Oct 2015

FRONT DOOR OPEN

“Front Door Open

A woman who can’t leave the house.

A teenage girl who can’t be trusted to leave it.

A surgeon who’s forgotten where to cut.

A psych professor known as the Claremont Cougar.

Tickets $25 ($35 Reserved Seats) | Students $15 (with valid ID)

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“RECOMMENDED! Absorbing…terrific performances” – Broadway World

Opening Nov 13th, 2015 – Dec 13th, 2015

“Front Door Open”

Written by Tom Baum

Directed by Asaad Kelada

In the comic drama FRONT DOOR OPEN, an agoraphobic woman comes face to face with the dependent role of her surgeon husband, who’s coping with his waning powers and fears of aging.  When the woman’s psychologist daughter and granddaughter pay a visit, the family is forced to confront the ripple effects of her disability—on their personalities, careers, long-held secrets, and their sex lives.

Friday, November 20 –  Join us for a post performance “Inside Discussion” that brings expert John Tsilimparis, playwright Tom Baum, and director Asaad Kelada together for a frank discussion on the topic of agoraphobia.  John is a go-to expert on psychological issues who has appeared on news stations, radio, The View, and was a regular on ObsessedRead more about John

Sunday, November 29 – Join us after the 7pm show for a talkback with cast and creatives.

Starring

Joanna Miles*
David Selby*
Anna Nicholas*
Lizzy Rich

Creative Team

Produced by:

Laura Hill

Scenic and Lighting Design:

Tom Meleck

Costume Design:

Betty Madden

Sound Design:

Joseph “Sloe” Slawinsk

Publicist:

Nora Feldman

Production Stage Manager:

Thomas Zoeschg

Marketing:

Katie Witkowski

 

September 25, 2015
25 Sep 2015

Breathe

“Breathe

“Breathe” is the story of two teenagers (one black, one white) who are involved in separate acts of violence. The consequences each boy faces are based not only their crime, but also on the color of their skin. Using a combination of poetry and drama – Breathe explores tensions, decisions, and conditions that lead the boys to prison and the effect imprisonment has on their families.

Greenway Arts Alliance Presents

“Breathe”

Written by Javon Johnson
Directed by Levy Lee Simon

Opens September 25, 2015

Featuring

Brandon Armstrong
Wade Barrett
Walter Cox
Monifa Days
James Giordano
Dutch Hofstetter
John Marshall Jones
Blake Scott Lewis
Carrie Madsen
Kamahl Naiqui
Lyn Michele Ross
Sammie Wayne

Artistic Directors Pierson Blaetz and Whitney Weston
Producing Director Jason Bruffy
Associate Producer Cate Cundiff
Lighting Design Jeremy Pivnick
Set design Max Oken
Costume Design E.B. Brooks
Sound Design Will Mahood
Public Relations Ken Werther Publicity

Photo credits: Ty Donaldson

July 25, 2015
25 Jul 2015

7 Easy Pieces

7 EASY PIECES is a series of short plays written and developed at the Actors Studio Playwright and Directors unit.

INTERVIEW WITH A CAT
written by Jim Geoghan
directed by Al Bonadies

TANGO AND LOVE
written by Eliza Manzini
directed by Raymond Cole

MAGGIE: HAWAIIAN GODDESS
written by Louis Felder
directed by L Flint Esquerra

INVALUABLE
written by Deborah Pearl
directed by Iris Merlis

TEMPEST OF LORD HOWE
written by David Zimmerman
directed by Carmen Milito

LET’S REVIEW WHAT WE’VE LEARNED
written by Brad Schreiber
directed by Tommy

Dates: January 23-26th 2015

Cast:

Robert Beddall, Marc Cervania, Jude Cicollela, Tim Farmer,

Edy Ganem, Kip Gilman, Jack Kehler, Julie Janney


 

June 27, 2015
27 Jun 2015

SHOUT! A Celebration of Queer Voices of Color

SATURDAY, June 27, 2015 – 2pm

A Performance cultivating space on how our diverse community can share thier creativity with the rest of the world and be heard.

Starring Alysha Wise, Edwin Bodney and Jaila Simms

May 8, 2015
08 May 2015

The Glass Menagerie

Gritty, poetic, and occasionally hilarious, The Glass Menagerie was Tennessee Williams’ first major hit and remains to this day one of the greatest dramas in history. The Greenway Court Theater is proud to present the 70th Anniversary production of Williams’ masterpiece. Be sure to experience this revealing, new take on this American classic.

Set in the Great Depression on the brink of WWII, The Glass Menagerie tells the gripping story of The Wingfield family. The mother Amanda, a remnant of her gentile, southern past, fights to prepare her fragile daughter and restless son for the harsh world that awaits them. A former classmate of the siblings comes into their home for a brief, magical evening that will alter their lives forever.

Greenway Arts Alliance Presents

The Glass Menagerie

Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Jack Heller

Featuring
Brian Foyster
Lisa Richards
Kerry Knuppe
Patrick Rieger
David Stanbra
Agatha Nowicki

Produced by Ty Donaldson
Co-Produced by Brian Foyster
Associate Produced by James Micheal Hughes
Set Design by
Joel Daavid
Lighting Design by Jeffrey Porter
Costume Design by Monica French
Property Design by Phi Tran
Sound Design by Jack Heller
Stage Managed by Thomas Zoeschg

Broadway World Review           Stage Raw Review          Frontiers Review           Times Square Chronicles Review

 

 

 

April 11, 2015
11 Apr 2015

Tell Me I’m Pretty (Living in Cacophony)

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Tell Me I’m Pretty (Living with Cacophony) Written and Performed by Joshua Silverstein Directed by Diana Wyenn with musicians Gerry Doot, Merrick J Woodard, and Erik Hallsey With side-splitting humor and raw power, performance artist Joshua Silverstein returns to Greenway to deliver an explosive mix of storytelling, spoken word, vocal percussion, and hip-hop. Backed by a live band, Silverstein layers a series of playful and riveting narratives—full of humor, humanity, and wit—grounded in personal experience, and nuanced by the complexities and contradictions surrounding race, gender and, poverty in America. Plus, he reveals what it would have been like if Buster Keaton could beatbox AND explains why he’s the ideal biracial Batman. Boom!

Three Performances in Los Angeles!

Saturdays 8 pm
April 11, 18, and 25

April 9, 2015
09 Apr 2015

Reclining Nude On La Cienega

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RECLINING NUDE ON LA CIENEGA

a handpainted story about life, love, and finding a comfortable place to lie down.

Reclining Nude on La Cienga is a funny, touching (and colorful!) journey into the bewildering abyss of romance and family relationships–a hilariously insightful whirl of observations, truths, discoveries and brushstrokes about the absurdities and calamities that is life and the free-for-all that’s growing up.  Part waif, part green beret, Jann Karam flits, frets and holds forth as she paints the story of her life: her childhood in Superior, Arizona; the ongoing (dumbfounding!) quandary of family; her failed relationships (on both coasts); and throughout it all, her quest to create a utopian artists’ colony rife with joyful possibility…and carrots.  It’s about finding peace in a world of chaos — a universal story of life, love, and finding a comfortable place to lie down.

Thursdays 
APRIL 9, 16, 23

Friday
APRIL 24

March 3, 2015
03 Mar 2015

RIPE

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“The voluptuous Wendy Hammers is sexy and, well… ripe. And it’s contagious! You are laughing or crying throughout this show, and when it’s over (all too soon) you walk out feeling wonderful about your own body, and maybe even appreciating it’s so-called flaws. For me, that was some kind of miracle.”

~ Tracy Newman,
Emmy winner and co-creator of ABC’s “According to Jim”

“A testament to Spirit alive. Delight personified.”

~ Ann Buxie, ‘
Producer, “Tales By the Sea”

“Ripe blew me away with Hammers’ talent, genius and adorability (so sue me, I made up a word). Laughed out loud and was moved to tears. Bravo to this hilarious stand up, brilliant storyteller and accomplished actress. I couldn’t have had a more fun night.

~ Monica Piper,
Comedian and Emmy Award Winning Writer

Starring Wendy Hammers
Directed by Kelleia Sheerin
Originally developed and directed by Karen Aschenbach


BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
TWO NIGHTS ONLY

THURSDAY JUNE 27TH at 8PM
SATURDAY JULY 6th at 8PM

August 30, 2014
30 Aug 2014

Psyche

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In this modern retelling of the ancient Greek myth about the “original” princess, PSYCHE: A Modern Rock Opera is a stylistic musical hybrid of post-modernism and rock.

A theatrical fever dream where the human princess Psyche and the god Eros fall wildly in love, but Aphrodite and Psyche’s evil sisters may have other plans.  When Psyche is spurned from her home, she is thrust into a netherworld where she is faced with challenge after daunting challenge in order to find her place in the world and of course, true love.  

But will she survive?  Will she go the distance to overcome the wrath of Aphrodite to take her place in the universe as a true hero who will change the world and the very nature of love forever?

Dates: August 29, 2014

Directed by: Michael Matthews

Composer and Librettist: Cindy Shapiro and Jack Wall

Choreography: Janet Roston

Musical Direction: Jack Wall

Cast: PSYCHE: Ashley Ruth Jones, EROS: Michael Starr, APHRODITE: Laura L. Thomas, SISTER/TROUBLE: Benai Boyd, SISTER/SORROW: Cindy Sciacca, ENSEMBLE: Cynthia Zitter, Katie Kitani, Grace Yoo, Nakia Secrest, Derrian Tolden, Philip Dean Lightstone, Mathew Domenic D’Amico, Neil Taffe

Cast Understudies: PSYCHE: Jacqueline Lopez, APHRODITE: Robyn Roth, SISTER/TROUBLE: Chanel Edwards-Frederick, ENSEMBLE: June Carryl, Mark Gelsomini


 

October 1, 2008
01 Oct 2008

Good Bobby

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Good Bobby recounts the formative adult years (1958-1964) of Robert F. Kennedy, one of history’s great “what ifs.” From his battles with Jimmy Hoffa on the Labor Rackets Committee to his stint as Attorney General to the assassination of John Kennedy, RFK struggles to find his own voice and step out of the impossibly enormous shadows created by a domineering father, a larger-than-life brother and the expectations of a mother who forever believes in the man he ultimately becomes.

Dates: Oct. 17-Nov. 23, 2008

Directed by: Pierson Blaetz

Written by: Brian Lee Franklin

Cast: Sile Bermingham, R.D. Call, Paul Marius, Steve Mendillo, Jim Metzler, Lisa Richards, Lyman Ward

Video & Sound Design: Fritz Davis

Set Design: James Eric and Victoria Bellocq

Lighting Design: Jeremy Pivnick