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Suspense-Current Issues

Debt, Diego Garcia, crime, getting a job, medications, our educational system, bullies, and school violence. Corporations are people, my friend. Workers oppressed in factories, and your middle eastern boyfriend and immigration rights for gay couples. Are you a famous blogger, and are we what the media says we are.

Bang, Bang You're Dead
Actors Playground School of Theatre
Writer: William Mastrosimone
Director: Ralph Colombino and Dan Cooley
"Why'd you kill me, Josh?" Josh's life is a cycle of bullying and self-loathing until he makes a decision that destroys his life and the lives of others. He's already in jail, but can he face the real consequences?
1h 15m   Local   Freehold, NJ   Drama   
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VENUE #14: The Lynn Redgrave Theater
MON 12 @ 7:00
THU 15 @ 6:45*
SAT 17 @ 5:00
SUN 18 @ 7:30

The A-is-for-Abortion Play
In Search of a Song (ISOS) Productions
Writer: Cassandra J. Hume
Director: Joanna Bowzer
5 women, 15 characters, one dirty little secret. This political issue is about to get a personal voice, and it has a sick sense of humor. You know a woman who has had one—they just haven’t told you yet.
1h 20m   Local   Brooklyn, NY   Drama   Comedy   
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VENUE #16: Robert Moss Theater at 440 Studios
WED 14 @ 2:00
SAT 17 @ 7:45
MON 19 @ 6:45
WED 21 @ 5:15
SUN 25 @ 2:15

Very Bad Words
JP Productions
Writer: Jacob Presson
Director: Jake Ahlquist
Taylor, Will, and Steve are the naughtiest kidz in town. When their wicked-awesome prank goes awry they gotta man-up, hunker-down, and deal with the consequences and stuff. A potty-mouthed play packed with hormones, smartphones, and snow cones.
1h 40m   Local   Manhattan , NY   Comedy   Drama   
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VENUE #1: Teatro SEA
SAT 10 @ 4:30
SUN 11 @ 4:30
TUE 13 @ 7:00
THU 22 @ 9:00
SAT 24 @ 7:00

Writer: Nathan Wright
Director: Nadia Foskolou
He escaped the savage streets of Rio de Janeiro, but this placid Lake Michigan summer town has dangers of its own...
1h 45m   Local   Manhattan, NY   Drama   Drama   
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VENUE #16: Robert Moss Theater at 440 Studios
WED 14 @ 4:15
FRI 16 @ 8:45
SAT 17 @ 5:15
MON 19 @ 9:00
THU 22 @ 2:30

Bryan and Kim
Five Flights Theater Company
Writer: Adam Delia
Director: Adam Delia
When Bryan helps Kim confront a traumatic event from her past, their relationship faces unforeseen challenges. As the ghost of Kim’s past threatens their future, Bryan finds himself inside a present he never could have predicted.
1h 10m   Local   Queens, NY      Drama   
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VENUE #1: Teatro SEA
FRI 9 @ 7:45
SAT 10 @ 7:00
WED 14 @ 5:30
SAT 17 @ 5:00
SUN 18 @ 9:00

Milk for Mrs. Stone
Proletarian Productions
Writer: Charles Gershman
Director: Eli Taylor
A conservative Kansas matriarch has had a stroke and can hardly speak. When her son asks her to pay for his Muslim boyfriend's cancer surgery, will she be able to overcome their differences and keep her family from falling apart?
1h 30m   Local   Manhattan, NY   Drama   Comedy   
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VENUE #16: Robert Moss Theater at 440 Studios
FRI 16 @ 4:15
SUN 18 @ 9:15
MON 19 @ 4:30
WED 21 @ 9:15
THU 22 @ 5:00

Somewhere Safer
Famous Explorers Productions
Writer: Lauren Ferebee
Director: Deborah Wolfson
When radicals bomb a political rally in New York, they irrevocably alter the course of many lives. Examining memory’s force and the dangers of extremism, Somewhere Safer reaches back and forth in time to capture the aftermath of the explosion.
2h 0m   Local   Brooklyn, NY   Drama      
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VENUE #6: Connelly Theater
SUN 11 @ 4:15
WED 14 @ 3:00
SAT 17 @ 1:45
TUE 20 @ 9:00
FRI 23 @ 7:30

The Arts Effect
Writer: Katie Cappiello
Director: Katie Cappiello & Meg McInerney
Joey Del Marco. SIXTEEEN. Pre-gaming. Empty ABSOLUT bottle. Luke, GEORGE, Tim. Back of a CAB. RIPPED underwear. HANDS everywhere. NO! Through the eyes of NYC teen girls, FACE the choices and EXPERIENCE the fallout from ONE life-altering Friday night.
1h 30m   Local   Manhattan, NY   Drama   
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VENUE #14: The Lynn Redgrave Theater
MON 19 @ 2:00
WED 21 @ 7:30
THU 22 @ 5:30*
FRI 23 @ 9:30
SUN 25 @ 4:45

What's Your Opinion on Spontaneous Human Combustion?
The Ryemarian Corporation
Writer: Sean Behrens
Director: Sarah Anne Simmons
The Ryemarian Corporation is interviewing candidates for a new job opportunity. To what extend will these candidates go for employment? Are they willing to turn themselves inside out exposing their true selves? Come and find out. God Bless America. (All female cast)
0h 55m   Local   Brooklyn, NY   Comedy   Vaudeville/Sideshow/Magic/Burlesque   
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VENUE #11: Teatro Circulo
FRI 9 @ 9:30
WED 14 @ 10:15
FRI 16 @ 2:00
WED 21 @ 9:30
SAT 24 @ 6:00

Pleiades Productions
Writer: Matthew Minnicino
Director: Estefania Fadul
Oskar and Toby kidnap people (professionally). But when an unlikely mark lands on their doorstep, they're the ones with no exit. An existential tragicomical chess game of myth, madness, and -just maybe- murder.
2h 5m   Local   Brooklyn, NY   Drama   Comedy   
Discover: Suspense-Current Issues!persephone/cjmb   
VENUE #4: Teatro LATEA
SAT 10 @ 8:15
SUN 11 @ 4:00
WED 14 @ 8:30
WED 21 @ 5:30
THU 22 @ 6:15

Ex Machina
Monster Down! Theatre Company and Aporia Theater
Writer: David Jacobi
Director: Sarah Wansley
Two Smartphone factory drones must learn to coexist while under threat from fascist anti-union politics, drunk guards, and a sexy anarchist unfettered by the laws of physics. A dystopian dark comedy about dancing, Nekko Wafers, and the thrill of rebellion.
1h 10m   National   San Diego & Manhattan, CA & NY   Comedy   Drama   
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VENUE #4: Teatro LATEA
FRI 9 @ 5:30
THU 15 @ 7:00
SAT 17 @ 3:30
WED 21 @ 3:30
FRI 23 @ 9:30

Clown Play
Skylight Productions
Writer: Paul David Young
Director: Robert Lutfy
What happens when clowns converge on an abandoned home in suburban America and one of them has a semi-automatic weapon? By the author of In the Summer Pavilion, 2011 FringeNYC ( “Critic’sPick”; NYDailyNews: “a gem”; CurtainUp! “perfect little play”).
1h 10m   Local   Brooklyn, NY   Comedy   Clown/Mask   
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VENUE #5: The Celebration Of Whimsy
SAT 10 @ 2:45
SUN 11 @ 7:00
WED 14 @ 3:00
THU 15 @ 2:00
SAT 24 @ 9:30

Writer: David Don Miller
Director: Markus Potter
Take a darkly comic ride into an urban high school where undisciplined students and a bewildered faculty confront upheaval and strife while attempting to navigate a backwards bureaucracy. “The most exciting play to hit New York since Clybourne Park”. -NewYorkRep
2h 15m   Local   ,    Drama   Comedy   
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VENUE #2: CSV Flamboyan
SAT 10 @ 2:00
SUN 11 @ 8:15
WED 14 @ 7:00
SAT 24 @ 5:45

Our Kiki: A Gay Farce
Hybrid Theatre Ensemble
Writer: Seth Tucker
Director: Seth Tucker
Choreographer: Shayla Benoit
You're Invited! Hosted by my BF and I (yes, we're gay) and his fake wife (my BFF) and her BF (my fake BF). Confused? So's the Immigration Investigator paying us a surprise visit. I'll be drinking so BYOB! Cheers, Phil
1h 30m   Local   Queens, NY   Comedy      
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VENUE #6: Connelly Theater
FRI 9 @ 7:30
SUN 11 @ 9:15
FRI 16 @ 4:30
SUN 25 @ 1:45

EdibleBrains in Association with Kimberly Laurenne
Writer: Molly Rydzel
Director: Mark Karafin
This dark rom-com follows the love triangle of Greg, Pam, and Marianne. A daring investigation into mental health, dependency and wine- begging Greg to answer the question: can he be her everything, when he is barely enough for himself?
1h 30m   Local   Brooklyn, NY   Drama   Comedy   
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VENUE #6: Connelly Theater
SUN 11 @ 7:00
FRI 16 @ 9:30
SUN 18 @ 4:15
THU 22 @ 4:30

Breaking Kayfabe
I Mean! Productions
Writer: Temar Underwood
Barry Dorchester was one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, but after the Nassau Coliseum Incident, his career was over. After years of silence, The Suicide Bomber finally tells all in this multimedia docudrama with live in-ring action.
1h 40m   Local   Queens, NY   Drama   Multi-Media   
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VENUE #14: The Lynn Redgrave Theater
MON 12 @ 2
WED 14 @ 8:15
SAT 17 @ 7
MON 19 @ 4:15
SAT 24 @ 4:45

Bradley Cole
Preview of the Arts
Writer: Book and Lyrics by Jason Young, Music by Bomi Lee
Ian, a friendless, socially awkward nerd, creates a fake twitter and blog personality called "Bradley Cole". His fabulous false persona becomes famous around the world, yet he tries to keep his nerdy identity a secret, even when everything unravels.
1h 30m   Local   Manhattan, NY   Musical   Comedy   
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VENUE #7: Theatre 80
SAT 10 @ 9:45
FRI 16 @ 5:30
SUN 18 @ 6:45
THU 22 @ 8:15
FRI 23 @ 3:30

Barcode Snacks
Writer: Book, Music and Lyrics by Debbie Andrews and Mike Blaxill; James Rado, creative consultant
Director: Joe Barros
Choreographer: Joe Barros
A futuristic rock musical about corporate global rule. Data Jammers lead the resistance against the omniscient surveillance of Earth Corp and its BARCODE wrist implants. A tale of flag fests, mandatory debt, freedom viruses, prozac pops .. and true love
2h 0m   Local   Manhattan, NY   Musical      
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VENUE #12: The Ellen Stewart Theatre - La MaMa
FRI 9 @ 2:00
SUN 11 @ 7:00
MON 12 @ 9:30
TUE 13 @ 9:30
WED 14 @ 2:00

Off The Desk (Tales of a Mediocre Stockbroker)
Mediocre Stockbroker Productions
Writer: Chris Foley
Director: Diana Basmajian
Humbling stories of a lackluster career on Wall Street: from the esteemed halls of The Ivy League, to the frenzy of the trading floor, leading to the debauchery of alcohol, cocaine and the company of disingenuous strippers.
1h 20m   Local   New York, NY   Comedy   Solo Show   
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SAT 10 @ 9:00
WED 14 @ 9:15
SAT 17 @ 2:15
MON 19 @ 5:00
FRI 23 @ 9:15
SAT 24 @ 5:00

Lee J. Kaplan
Writer: Lee J. Kaplan
Director: Padraic Lillis
Inspired by his 6th-grade journal entries, Lee calls his tormentors into the ring. It's a true story about finding the will and a way to get up off the mat and finally stand up to the bullies.
1h 0m   Local   Manhattan, NY   Solo Show   Drama   
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VENUE #18: The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre
SAT 10 @ 7:30
SUN 11 @ 6:00
WED 14 @ 6:00*
FRI 16 @ 2:30
SUN 18 @ 1:45
WED 21 @ 9:15

The Madogs of Diego
Trup Sapsiway
Writer: Gaston Valayden
Director: Gaston Valayden/Sound & Light Engineer: Lorven Vydelingum
Historical Drama based on Chagossians people of Diego Garcia how they were kicked out of their homeland by the British to allow the Americans to build a Military Base. A Fascinating Story of Colonialist Exploitation.
1h 20m   International   Roches Brunes, Rose Hill, Mauritius   Drama      
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VENUE #10: The Kraine Theater
WED 14 @ 10:15
FRI 16 @ 3:45
WED 21 @ 8:45
THU 22 @ 9:15

Polly's Waffle
Creative Collaborations
Writer: Tiffany Barton
Director: James Winter
Polly is a fat ugly girl who stuffs herself with food and starves herself of sex. Her sexy thin flatmate Evelyn stuffs herself with sex and starves herself of food. "Great electro-shock comedy...filthy, bawdy,laugh out loud funny." The West Australian
0h 40m   International   Perth, West Australia   Drama   Comedy   
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VENUE #1: Teatro SEA
WED 14 @ 7:30
THU 15 @ 7:00
SAT 17 @ 7:00
TUE 20 @ 5:30
THU 22 @ 3:30