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Sunday, September 24, 2006

The Riant Book Club at Cuba Cafe, October 25th 6pm - 8:30pm

Event: Riant Book Club
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Place: Cuba Cafe
200 Eighth Avenue, NYC

To RSVP: Call 646-623-3488 or email us at

The plays that will be discussed are:
Requiem For A Life by Tony Macy-Perez.
A very modern anglicized son, who has been estranged from his traditional old world father, who was born in Cuba, has to spend one night with him when he returns home for his mother's funeral.

Fun On The Bayou by Vivian Neuwirth. If you could turn back time where would you go and what would you do? A woman finds the strength to go on with her life after the death of her father.

Both playwrights will be in attendance to discuss their plays and sign books. The plays are in The Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival: Volume Three, and can be purchased online at,, or at the online store at

The first 50 people to make reservations will receive a special gift when they attend the event.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Do You Have A Secret That's Hidden In The Past?

Sometimes childhood memories are all we have to hold on to as we grow old. But sometimes these incidents have a profound effect on us and they shape our lives more than we may care to admit. But once these secrets that we have hidden in the past are confronted and brought to light we may find that a burden has been lifted and we can now peel back the layers of pain and begin to live our lives a new. Tessie discovers that in HIDDEN IN THE PAST, a one-act play by Michael A. Casano. Tessie has a secret that she was hoping to carry to her grave, but everything changes at her grand daughter's persistance to find out what made her family decide to leave Italy and migrate to America. She had swore to never speak of it again. There was no looking back. But now she must and her grand daughter Jessie may wish she had never asked her to reveal the secret. Who could do such a thing to a child at such an early age? Who should take the blame? And will she be judged for her actions?

We all have secrets in our past that we've never shared with anyone, but wish that we could. Well now you can. If there's a secret that you would like to share that has been a burden to you please share it with us. Release it and set yourself free.

HIDDEN IN THE PAST by Michael A. Casano is the next play that has been selected for the Riant Book Club event, which will be on Wednesday, September 27 from 6pm - 8:30 pm at the Good Restaurant, 89 Greenwich Avenue, between Bank Street and West 12 Street in New York City. The play is in the anthology The Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival: Volume Two. It may be purchased at,, or To rsvp to attend please email us at For my online friends who can not attend, but would like to participate we can discuss the play here.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Auditions for THE GAME - An Improv Show


THE GAME, an improv show, is holding auditions for actors September 25th (Mon) & September 26th (Tues) from 5pm until 8pm at the Riant Theatre, 419 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, between Astor Place and East 4th Street. (#6 train to Astor Place or R train to 8th Street.) Performances begin October 16th in a theatre in NYC and will also be on RTV at Bring a picture & resume and prepare a 1 minute monologue. You must have experience doing improvisations. Some pay. Non-union.

The Game will also feature Guest Artists: Singers, Comics and hip-hop dancers every week. For an audition or consideration please mail us your DVD or VHS to:

The Riant Theatre, P.O. Box 1902, NY, NY 10013, Attn: THE GAME - IMPROV SHOW.

Or you may simply come in for an interview/audition. No pay. Non-union.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

The Riant Book Club at the Good Restaurant, 89 Greenwich Avenue, NYC

The next Riant Book Club event:

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2006

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Good Restaurant, located at 89 Greenwich Avenue, NYC, between Bank Street and West 12th Street. One block west of 7th Avenue.

Take the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E train to 14th Street.

RSVP: 646-623-3488 or email us at


One of the plays we will be discussing is HIDDEN IN THE PAST by Michael Casano. A young girl interviews her grandmother to find out more about her family's history. It's an interview she may wish she never conducted. The second play is THE SQUEEGEE MAN by Nick Vigorito, Jr. A reporter finds inspiration for stories through the squeegee man on the street corner outside her office.

The plays are in the anthology: The Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival: Volume Two. $16.95. To order the book go to, or you can call us 646-623-3488.