Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Rain, rain go away...don't come back another day

SPECIAL KAMPFIRE DISCOUNT: Tickets $15 use code: Kamp15

This weekend, for five performances only, see the play, Reed in the Wind, an extraordinary story about the intricacies of life in Ireland during the early twentieth century. During this time, Ireland was a country beset with turmoil--fighting for independence from the oppressive British government, torn by civil war, rising tensions between the Irish Catholic and Protestant divisions, and a transformation in popular culture as laws on alcohol consumption were tightened and leisure time became a more confined and disciplined affair.

The relevant necessity of Reed in the Wind as playwright, Joe McDonald, explains is a story about "the survival of characters seeking the truth of their lives only to find that in truth lies tragedy."

Reed in the Wind takes on the issues of this period in Irish history, as the play follows the story of Michael and Kate Nolan whose lives are forever changed when their parents perish in a fiery death. Ostracized by their community, the siblings' unique relationship is challenged by the web of religious, social, and economic morass of the time. As the Nolan family disintegrates, the characters struggle to survive while seeking the truth - an adventure of the human kind.

Saturday June 27 at 8 p.m.
Sunday June 28 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Monday June 29 at 8 p.m.
Tuesday June 30 at 8 p.m.
Sonnet Theatre in the Producer's Club (358 West 44th St. New York 10036.)

Tickets are $18 and are available online at or by calling 212-769-7973 #2. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater box office half-hour prior to performance.

Running time: 80 minutes (no intermission).

The ETC Theatre Company and Encore Entertainment Productions are pleased to present Joe Mcdonald's Reed in the Wind, directed by Tom Holmes. Reed in the Wind will play five performances only at the Sonnet Theatre in the Producer's Club (358 West 44th St. New York 10036.) Performances are June 27 through June 30.

The production stars Heather Snow Clark (Made-Over for Love, Why do you smoke so much, Lily, Jesus' Blood) as Kate Nolan, Nic Tyler* (A Night of the Iguana, Hamlet, Dancing at Lughnasa) as Michael Nolan, Douglas B. Giorgis* (Ten Nights in a Barroom, Pride and Prejudice) as Peter Mallon, and Bob Adrian* (US Tour of Doubles, Twelve Monkeys, Jungle Fever, Basketball Diaries), as The Priest.

The production features scenic and costume design by Casper de la Torre.

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, the FIRST eco-friendly festival designed to promote social and cultural awareness in the theatrical community, closes Sunday.

Co-Executive Directors, Glory Bowen and Frank Calo, and I invite you to join the festivity, NOW at the 440 Studios in New York City. Enjoy productions, including musicals, which explore everything from Cleopatra to small town America, while raising awareness and contributions for various social causes and charities. Planet Connections aims to connect audiences and with our fellow artists and through this connection inspire people to fight for the causes in which they believe.

Tickets to the performances are $18 at the door. Available online at or by calling 866-811-4111. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Theatre Box Office, 30 minutes prior to showtime.

LOCATION: 440 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor (between Astor Place & East 4th Street)

By N or R: Take the N/R/W to 8th Street. Go east on 8th Street one block, take a right on to Lafayette St., go south 1 1/2 blocks on Lafayette St. to 440, on the right.
By 6: Take the 6 to Astor Place. Go south on Lafayette St. Continue for 1/2 block to 440, on the right.

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity is committed to producing high-quality theater, with non-traditional casting, unique perspectives, political theater and more! All of the productions are curated and created with the hope of inspiring cultural education and human understanding. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity is a not-for-profit organization, fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas.

SPONSORS: Broadway Bullet, Clyde Fitch Report, Celebrity Café,,, Kampfire Films PR

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

UWS in the 70s, Farcical views, Bullies allowed

Working in a Real Estate office during a recession is not easy, just ask playwright, Richard Hymes-Esposito, who based his new play, This Isn't Paradise, on his experiences at a Manhattan Real Estate office. This ensemble comedy is a "farce about bullying in the workplace. At a time of economic recession, these facets of human behavior become more and more prevalent and less sugar coated," commented Hymes-Esposito.

In This Isn't Paradise, Robert Adkins thinks he's the next Donald Trump, as he is the leading moneymaker in a small Manhattan Real Estate Agency; until the perfect storm of a serious economic recession and a new hire, threaten his "world". This Isn't Paradise comically explores the sociopathic, money hungry, sexist, unstable..."tendencies", a man can posses during hard times.

THIS ISN'T PARADISE performance schedule:
Thursday, June 18th at 8 PM; Friday, June 19th at 8 PM; Saturday, June 20th at 3 PM & 8 PM
Monday, June 22nd at 8 PM; Wednesday, June 24th at 8 PM; Thursday, June 25th at 8 PM
Friday, June 26th at 8 PM; Saturday, June 27th at 3 PM and 8 PM; Monday, June 29th at 8 PM

Tickets are $18.00. Advance tickets can be purchased online at, or by calling 917-916-0239. Tickets may also be purchased at the theatre's box office half hour before the performance.

**90 minutes.**

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