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Monday, February 07, 2011

The Riant Theatre : The Semi-Finals for the Strawberry One-Act Festival 2011

The Riant Theatre : The Semi-Finals for the Strawberry One-Act Festival 2011

The best plays from Series A thru L of the competition.

Call the box office 646-623-3488 after February 4th to see which shows are in the Semi-Finals or join our Email Club to receive notification. Or check here for the results.
Semi Finals #1 (Plays from Series A, B, C & D)
Monday, February 7th at 7:00 pm

1) THE WEEKEND by Josie Parrelli
Behind the smiles and the accolades of a successful couple is the pain of the reality of their relationship breaking down.
2) OBITUARY BLUES by Von H. Washington, Sr.
The news ignites a fire of anger and disbelief in the members of the Women’s Auxiliary and sends them scrambling to figure out how to remain fair, in a world that is seemingly unjust and inconsiderate.
3) CREATE ME PEGASUS by Amy E. Witting
Featuring: Billy Weimer & Elanna White
It’s been ten years since Deila has laid eyes on Frank, but for the first time sees him in a new light, shadowed with sadness and hope for her own future.
4) MY MOM IS A SEX THERAPIST by Cara Maltz & Stephan Varnier
This one-woman show with a twist gives you a glimpse into growing up as the daughter of a sex therapist and does not apologize for it!

Semi Finals #2 (Plays from Series A, B, C & D)
Monday, February 7th at 9:00 pm

1) THANK YOU TEN by Mara Wilson
Brush up your Shakespeare . . .
2) CLOWN LOVE by Carla Ching
Featuring: Michael Swartz, Ricardo Perez Gonzalez & Amanda Boekelheide
Sometimes love doesn’t come with a big red nose.

3) HOME MOVIES Written by Lee Eypper & Directed by Sarah Jenkins
A Peeping Tom and a Law & Order TV show fanatic descend on a downtown NYC police station. Will the Lieutenant throw the book at them?

4) WAITING FOR OBAMA: A Night At The Hall Of Presidents
Written by Caitlin Tegart & Directed by Neil W. Casey
Featuring: Timothy Dunn, Winston Noel, Ben Rameaka, Michael Hartney, Matt Fisher, John Murray and Will Hines
On July 4, 2009 President Barack Obama was inducted into Disney’s Hall of Presidents.
This is how the other presidents felt about that on July 3, 2009.

Semi Finals #3 (Plays from Series E, F, G & H)
Tuesday, February 8th at 7:00 pm

1) MISMATCHED SOCKS by Melissa Kuch
Will it be sex, laundry or both? A couple on two different wave lengths prepare for a night that neither of them expected.
2) PUNCHING GLASS by Amanda Idoko
A family of women struggle to pick up the pieces after the death of the patriarch brings the past crashing back in.

3) THREE SMART FELLOWS by Arthur S. Brown
Three educated gentlemen try to decide what to do about it.

4) NIGHTHAWKS by Daniel Alexander Tobin

Inspired by Edward Hopper’s painting entitled Nighthawks. The actions and choices we make have consequences-can one really find themselves removed from the realities of life?
Semi Finals #4 (Plays from Series E,F,G & H)
Tuesday, February 8th at 9:00 pm
1) STATUS: A music drama for the digital age. By Brian Myers
Privacy! I remember . . . but now that my mom’s my friend, she’ll see it all.
2) THE HOUSE OF FALLEN SNOW by Merridith Allen
After a deadly car crash, Paul and Ally meet in a house between the world of the living and the world beyond. A house which is home to a mysterious man with the power to change time for a heavy price.
3) THE ROOKIE by Bob Zaslow
What if the only thing between you and killing yourself was a rookie on the phone with mother issues?
4) PIECES OF NO TRAVELER by Penny Pollak
No Traveler combines vaudevillian moments, original music and the universal experience of the heartbreaking act of suicide with the one thing that helps us keep going…laughter.

Semi Finals #5 (Plays from Series I, J, K & L)
Wednesday, February 9th at 7:00 pm
1) SALAMANDER STEW by Michael Fixel & Directed by Juliet Fixel
Let's just say it's got elves, but it's no Will Ferrell movie.
2) A MATTER OF CHOICE by Paul Trupia
It’s not madness. It’s a matter of choice.
3) WINTER FLOWERS Written by Lily Rusek & Directed by Heather Arnson
Two sisters in the autumn of their lives must decide how to spend their final winter.
4) ALWAYS FAITHFUL by Joesph Lizardi
A love story about three young lives shattered by the Vietnam War.
Semi Finals #6 (Plays from Series I, J, K & L)
Wednesday, February 9th at 9:00 pm
1) WAITING Written & Directed by Yael Gidron
Featuring: Yael Gidron, Erin Posanti and Doriet Fischer
Two very different women. One waiting room.
2) THE RIVER VIEW by Stephen G. Martin
An aging Hollywood star checks into Rehab for her alcoholism and is forced to share her room with a twenty-something drug user.
3) THE THIRD PULPIT by Ed Stever
A jaded lawyer meets an enthusiastically optimistic young man. The clash of philosophies lead to a conflagration, which could lead to the demise of one of them.
4) BRYAN AND KIM by Adam Delia
Kim reveals to her boy friend Bryan a secret from her past, it starts a chain reaction that will put their relationship to the test.

At the Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
For Tickets go to www.therianttheatre.com
Box Office 646-623-3488
Tickets: $22.00 Online and $25.00 at the box office (Cash Only)

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