Sunday, June 13, 2010

ORDER extends at Theatre Row!

Oberon Theatre Ensemble is pleased to announce that its world premiere production of ORDER by Christopher Stetson Boal (23 Knives, Crazy for the Dog) has been extended one-week, after receiving fantastic industry and audience response. Directed by Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton, ORDER is currently playing at Off-Broadway’s Kirk Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W 42nd St). With the extension, performances continue through Saturday, July 3rd.

“I think the play is about the fact that any one of us, if the proper buttons were pushed, could go irreversibly nuts at any moment”
–shares Mr. Pendleton of Boal’s new play –“his play is funny and disturbing all at once, and thus full of very many and different possibilities in performance.”

ORDER is the darkly hysterical and ultimately tragic story of Thomas Blander, a former philosophy teacher determined to be mild and polite in a violent and greedy world, whose plan is upended when he's possessed by a creature claiming to be an ancient entity of power and hunger.  The creature (real? imagined?) brings an entirely new philosophy to Blander - undeniable lust for power and insatiable appetite - that ultimately includes dining on his enemies - and his friends.

The production features James Edward Becton*, Gabe Bettio*, Mac Brydon*, Brad Fryman*, William Laney*, Amanda Plant*, Ryan Tramont and James Washington*.

ORDER remaining performances through July 3rd:

Wednesday, June 16th, at 2 pm & 8 pm
Thursday, June 17th, at 8 pm 

Monday, June 21st, at 7 pm
Tuesday, June 22nd, at 7 pm
Friday, June 25th, at 8 pm
Saturday, June 26th, at 2 pm & 8 pm

Tuesday, June 29th at 7pm
Wednesday, June 30th at 8pm
Thursday, July 1st at 8pm
Friday, July 2nd at 8pm
Saturday, July 3rd at 8pm

Tickets are #25.00 and $12.50 students/seniors. For reservations, please call 212-279-4200 or visit to purchase online. Tickets are also available at Theatre Row’s box office open from 12pm – 8pm.

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is being presented in conjunction with, OTHELLO by William Shakespeare,
directed by Lucille Lortel Award recipient, Cara Reichel, as part of Oberon’s Rep 2010.

*Appearing Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
Pictured: Ryan Tramont (Tom Blander) and William Laney (Detective Arlow), photo by Ann Bartek.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Modotti opens

"A luminous portrayal by Alysia Reiner . . . graceful, languid and confident, Reiner lights up the stage!" - Associated Press

The story of silent film actress, photographer, and communist subversive, Tina Modotti.

Accompanied by her lover, American photographer Edward Weston, Hollywood silent film actress Tina Modotti joins the cultural revolution in Mexico. Can passion and idealism contend with power and violence?  This sexy and controversial new work by Australian playwright, Wendy Beckett, follows Modotti, a woman decades before her time, as she takes on the mantle of Latin American politics.

Opening night, June 11, 2010: