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June 9, 2016
09 Jun 2016

AJAX in IRAQ

 Greenway Court Theatre Presents

Not Man Apart’s Production of

AJAX IN IRAQ

by Ellen McLaughlin

“Raw, dynamic, heartfelt, and visceral, Ajax in Iraq parallels the lives of ancient and modern heroes. This stunning physical drama grapples with issues that have become all too well known to the American public – war of occupation, PTSD, sexual abuse, and the price of committing combat troops to situations that may have no end.
Ellen Mclaughlin’s electrifying play intertwines the story of a AJ, a female US Army combatant, with the legend of Ajax, a Greek Hero of the Trojan War who’s story is said to be the first documented case of post-traumatic stress disorder.
The result is shocking, captivating, strangely humorous, and relentlessly honest.
Not Man Apart delivers both gripping text and athletic movement – a scripted play in the form of a thrilling dance. The Hollywood Reporter praises NMA as a “futuristic theater company,” the Los Angeles Times calls the company “exhilarating and propulsive… exciting and innovative.”

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DATES AND TICKETS


OPENS: Friday, July 15, 2016
CLOSES: Sunday, August 14, 2016

Friday & Saturday at 8pm
$30 General Admission
$20 Senior with ID
$15 Military & Student with ID

Sunday at 7pm
$20 General Admission & Senior
$15 Military & Student with ID

**** CRITICS PICK!****

****LOS ANGELES TIMES ****

“A dead on triumph.” “It would be madness to miss it”
“In its riveting Los Angeles premiere, playwright Ellen McLaughlin’s potent assault on sexual abuse in the military by way of the titular legendary Greek warrior is raw, provocative, poetic and indelible. Director-choreographer John Farmanesh-Bocca rallies his stalwart Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble forces into breathtaking kinetic cohesion.”
–       David C. Nichols, Los Angeles Times

**** “The Effect is Electrifying!****

****–GO!”****
“These choreographed numbers by Farmanesh-Bocca speak eloquently to the devastating themes – Courtney Munch’s performance captures both the character’s grit and rage with an un-self-pitying desperation that feels entirely believable. – it pries open an issue that has until recently remained firmly closed.”
Jenny Lower – LA WEEKLY

THE CASTS & CREATIVES:

Directed by John Farmanesh Bocca

Featuring: Aaron Hendry, Courtney Munch, James Bane

More info on Not Man Apart @

www.notmanapart.com

May 4, 2016
04 May 2016

INFIDELITY, in Pieces

Greenway Court Theatre Presents:
 
“INFIDELITY, in Pieces.”
This 2 week long festival consists of 3 separate programs, presenting the world premieres of 11 exceptional plays developed in the Actors Studio Playwright/Director Unit.
 
Program A—A full evening of 5 fully staged one act plays, inspired by the theme of “infidelity.”
Program B— The second evening of another 5 fully staged one act plays, inspired by the theme of “infidelity.”
Program C:  The full length, two act play “BOOKSHOP,” presented in a directed, thoroughly rehearsed, staged-reading format, also inspired by the theme of “infidelity.”
 
Artistic Producers are Mark Rydell and Bruce Goldsmith
Coordinating Director is Peter Flood.
 
Tickets: $25.00

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OPENS: Thursday, June 9, 2016
CLOSES: Monday, June 20, 2016

PROGRAM A: June 9-12, 2016

TAKE A LOOK
OF PUPPIES AND MEN
DINNER THEATRE
LOCKED AND LOADED
WARREN AND THE POLAR BEAR

PROGRAM B: June 16-19, 2016

HOME FIRES
FOR RICHER, FOR POORER
FLOWERS FOR MARILYN
LOVE AND PASTA
SHOWDOWN AT THE TEMPLE OF MEAT

PROGRAM C: June 13 & 20, 2016

BOOKSHOP

ALL TIMES: Thursday, Friday & Saturday Program Performances at 8pm | Sunday & Monday Program Performances at 7pm

THE CASTS & CREATIVES:

PROGRAM A:
TAKE A LOOK
Written by Dustin Lehren
Directed by Asaad Kelada

CAST:
Lane Compton
Kate Whitney

OF PUPPIES AND MEN
Written by Elisa Manzini
Directed by Carmen Milito

CAST:
Gina Ferranti
Raymond Cole

DINNER THEATRE
Written by Alex Goldberg
Directed by Mitch Levine

CAST:
Christopher Louis Parker
Dey Young
Patrick Quinlan

LOCKED AND LOADED
Written by Gena Acosta
Directed by Peter Flood

CAST:
Jason Bowe
George Russo

WARREN AND THE POLAR BEAR
Written by Jim Geoghan
Directed by Stu Berg

CAST:
Marc Cervania
Tom Badal

PROGRAM B:

HOME FIRES
Written by Joe Keyes
Directed by Judy Chaikin

CAST:
Beege Barkette
Ryan Cutrona

FOR RICHER, FOR POORER
Written by Lou Felder
Directed by Bob Burgos

CAST:
Oscar Best
Kate Whitney
Lane Compton

FLOWERS FOR MARILYN
Written by Yale Udoff
Directed by Asaad Kelada

CAST:
Craig Braun
Al Rossi

LOVE AND PASTA
Written by Jim Geoghan
Directed by Stu Berg

CAST:
Tom Badal
Mary Garripoli

SHOWDOWN AT THE TEMPLE OF MEAT
Written by Mark Rose
Directed by John Lacey

CAST:
Lisa Richards
Steve Mendillo
Kate Whitney
Lane Compton
Alexandra Vino

PROGRAM C:

BOOKSHOP (Staged Reading)
Written by Brendan Beseth
Directed by Peter Flood

CAST:
Sean Spann
David Stanbra
Jack Kehler
Jennifer Christopher
Tim Halpin