2013 - 2014 Season

BERMUDA AVENUE TRIANGLE   By Joseph Bologna & Renee Taylor

September 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 & October 4, 5

This outrageous comedy by the authors of Lovers and Other Strangers concerns the adventures of a Jewish widow and an Irish widow whose successful daughters move them to Las Vegas, where they share a retirement village condo. On an excursion, they are saved from a mugger by a charming if not quite sober gambler who is short on cash. They allow him to curl up on the living room floor and he manages to sweet talk his way into both ladies' beds. Each situation is rife with the outrageous, excessive comedy that endears these playwrights to audiences everywhere.

"Bologna and Taylor possess a lively and friendly sense of the ridiculous and they have a natty way with sight gags." - N.Y. Post.

 

RELATIVELY SPEAKING  By Woody Allen, Elaine May & Ethan Coen

November 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 & December 1, 6, 7

Three of America’s leading playwright’s join forces to provide one acters that make up a hilarious evening. In TALKING CURE, Ethan Coen uncovers the sort of insanity that can only come from family. Elaine May explores the hilarity of passing in GEORGE IS DEAD. In HONEYMOON MOTEL, Woody Allen invites you to the sort of wedding day you won't forget.

"Firecracker funny…A savory tasting platter of comedies, packed with nifty zingers." —NY Times. "A rollicking good time." —The New Yorker. "Sometimes poignant, sometimes sad and often hysterical." —Associated Press. "So juicy and brilliantly funny, it's worth more than a Cartier necklace." —NY Post.

 

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS  By Neil Simon

February 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22

Here is part one of Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and Grandpa the Socialist and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states "if you didn't have a problem, you wouldn't be living here."

"Brings a fresh glow to Broadway...In many respects his funniest, richest and consequently the most affecting of his plays." - New York Daily News   "Simultaneously poignant and funny. The characters are fully dimensional, believable...An outstanding show...the best seen on Broadway in too long a time." – Variety  "Hilarious comedy...His finest play...A delightful and enriching experience." - CBS-TV

 

JAR THE FLOOR  By Cheryl L. West

April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19

A quartet of black women spanning four generations makes up this heartwarming dramatic comedy. The four, plus the white woman friend of the youngest, come together to celebrate the matriarch's ninetieth birthday. It's a wild party, one that is a lovable lunatic glance at the exhilarating challenge of growing old amidst the exasperating trials of growing up.

"…a moving and hilarious account of a black family sparring in a Chicago suburb…" —NY Magazine. "…heart-to-heart confrontations and surprising revelations…first-rate…" —NY Daily News. "…wise and funny…an immensely gratifying evening of theater." —NY Law Journal. "…one of the wisest plays I've seen in ages…[from] a master playwright." —USA Today. "A fresh, spirited evening—genuinely moving." —Washington Post.

 

BECKY’S NEW CAR  By Steven Dietz

Note Change of Dates from Previous Schedule

June 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life…and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn't dare. BECKY'S NEW CAR is a thoroughly original comedy with serious overtones, a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken.

"Perhaps the highest praise that can be given to Steven Dietz's praiseworthy new comedy is that it's funny. Not ironic. Not hysterical in a slap-sticky kind of way. Just gently and consistently funny. BECKY'S NEW CAR takes the audience on a smart, comic cruise through the perils of middle-aged longing and regret." —Variety. " Steven Dietz's warm and amiable new comedy is the perfect two-hour escape from the endless political campaign, stock market collapse, and other daily woes of modern life. You won't see a comedy this good on television or in the neighborhood multi-plex." —Talkin' Broadway.

Friday and Saturday Performances at 8:00 PM
Sunday Matinee on June 22nd and June 29 at 2:00 PM