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OUR
2013-2014
SEASON

mr and mrs nobody

Sept. 12 – Oct. 5, 2013
For Curtain Up! 2013
Directed by Robert
Waterhouse

cloud 9

Oct. 18 – Nov. 9, 2013
Directed by
Loraine O’Donnell

Nov. 22 – Dec. 21, 2013
Directed by
Robert Waterhouse

buffalo gal

March 22 – April 12, 2014
Directed by
Drew McCabe

On The Waterfront

May 2 – May 24, 2014
Directed by
Richard Lambert

This Season's
Theatre-in-Residence
SECOND GENERATION
THEATRE

Hedwig and the angery inch

Jan. 30 - Feb. 16, 2014
Directed by
Steve Copps

June 26 - July 13, 2014
Directed by
Chris Cavanaugh

 

Welcome...

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mrs and mt=rs nobodyVENUS IN FUR

September 12 – October 5, 2013

by David Ives

Directed by Robert Waterhouse

Starring Adriano Gatto
and Candice Kogut

“Ninety minutes of good kinky fun”
– New York Times

By turns sexy, funny, spooky, and unsettling, VENUS IN
FUR explores the power relations between a playwright
and a mysterious actress who seems to have an uncanny familiarity with his source material, the scandalous,
erotic novel Venus in Furs.

The New Phoenix Theatre began its applications for rights to VENUS IN FUR when the show first opened off-Broadway, at the Manhattan Theatre Club, in 2010. As that production was repeatedly extended, rights were put on hold, and the New Phoenix had to wait further while the play enjoyed its subsequent transfer to Broadway and critical and box office success. “We were pretty tenacious, but the WNY Premiere is still a coup for us,” says Robert Waterhouse, the New Phoenix Theatre’s artistic director. “The play is sexy, spooky and very funny, but ultimately succeeds as a brilliant exploration of gender and power that keeps its audiences guessing.”

The New York Times described VENUS IN FUR as “ninety minutes of good, kinky fun,” while The New Yorker added that the play is “genuinely funny.” Nina Arianna subsequently won a Tony Award for her portrayal of Wanda, the actress who, Thomas discovers, has a particular insight into the role.

Due to the nature of production, no one under 18 may be admitted.


cloud 9THE EFFECT OF GAMMA
RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE MOON MARIGOLDS

October 17 – November 9, 2013

by Paul Zindel

Directed by Loraine O’Donnell


Starring Betsy Bittar as Beatrice and Arin Lee Dandes

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. A drama of mysterious, magical mutations within a dysfunctional family, THE EFFECT OF
GAMMA RAYS… has taken its place among modern
American classics.


buffalo galBOUNTY

November 22 – December 21, 2013

Company Developed

Directed by RobertWaterhouse

Featuring Richard Lambert,
Chris Kelly and Christian Brandjes

The ship HMS Bounty left for Tahiti on Christmas Eve, 1787, and never returned. The New Phoenix Theatre explores the famous mutiny, which had at its core the collision between Captain Bligh, Fletcher Christian, and a crew sated by the erotic trappings of Tahiti, in a new, company developed version featuring an ensemble under the direction of Robert Waterhouse. BOUNTY features actor-writers Christian Brandjes, Chris Kelly, New Phoenix Theatre Founder Richard Lambert, Adam Yellen, Geoff Pictor, and J.F.Kennedy -- and puppets by Michele Costa - in a world premiere developed out of workshops with the company.

“This is a style of theatre unique to the New Phoenix,” says Waterhouse, recalling ventures such as GILGAMESH and FREUD AND THE SANDMAN from past seasons. “And BOUNTY will have its own twists. Though Hollywood has demonized Bligh, our production will feature rational characters driven to extremes by extreme conditions and circumstances.”


buffalo galBUFFALO MOON

March 21 – April 12, 2014

by Richard Lambert
and Steve Borowski

Starring Wendy Hall
Featuring the puppetry of Michele
Costa and Franklin LaVoie

Directed by Drew McCabe

Founder and Executive Director Richard Lambert is the creative mind behind BUFFALO MOON, “a new love story, set to music” by Lambert and composer-in-residence Steve Borowski. The world premiere, which stars Wendy Hall, also features the puppetry of Costa, who here performs with Franklin LaVoie.

“This is in fact the first time ever that Franklin and Michele have performed together,” says Lambert,  “One reason to see the show –and there are many – will be this unique chance to see Costa and LaVoie, the Ying and Yang of puppetry, on stage together.” BUFFALO MOON, the third and final part of Lambert’s “Buffalo trilogy,” which opened with the hit show SWEET STREET.


on the waterfrontBUFFALO GAL

May 1 –May 24, 2014

By A.R. Gurney

Directed by Richard Lambert

Buffalo’s beautiful Barbara Link LaRou
stars as a major Buffalo-born film star who returns to her hometown only to
find the city, like her own life, has changed in unimaginable ways. This witty and incisive drama, by Buffalo’s own Gurney, also stars Gary Earl Ross,Willy Judson and Mary Moebius
as ‘Jackie’. (Gurney will be the guest of honor at this year’s Curtain Up! celebrations. Lambert approached the playwright for rights in 2011, after he and LaRou worked together on Gurney’s THE GRAND MANNER at the Kavinoky Theatre. The production was originally slated for last season but was deferred.)


hedwigThis Season's Theatre-in-Residence

SECOND GENERATION
THEATRE



January 30 - February 16, 2014
SOME GIRLS
By Neil LaBute
Directed by Steve Copps

June 26 - July 13
ASSASSINS
By Stephen Sondheim

 

 




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