Love Letters is a play that follows the story of two long-time friends, free spirit Melissa Gardner and the straight-laced Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. For over 50 years, ever since they met in the second grade, they've exchanged letters, cards and small notes. They've grown up discussing their respective career ambitions, personal dreams and ultimately, in their mid-life realities, the disappointments they've experienced. Though they've led separate lives, with Andrew becoming a senator and Melissa dedicating her life to art, they begin to consider the possibility that they may be more than just friends.
The Screening Room TheaterDecember 19, 2014 7:00 PM
New York, NY 10036
Think you know how to act like a real New Yorker? "Fuggedaboutit!" In "How 2 B A New Yorker", you'll learn everything you need to know about what it takes to be a real resident of the Big Apple ... or at least not stand out as a tourist. Comedians -- and licensed New York City tour guides -- Margaret Copeland and Kevin James Doyle play over 60 characters as they take you on a hilarious whirlwind odyssey filled with stories about the city's 400-year history, from the world's largest landfill in Staten Island to the home of the Bronx Bombers. A full catered Italian buffet meal from Planet Hollywood and Buca di Beppo, featuring salad, spaghetti marinara, fettuccine Alfredo, chicken parmigiana plus cookies and brownies, is included with each ticket, and a cash bar is available for purchasing drinks.
Disgraced is a one-act drama that is centered on Muslim-American lawyer Amir Kapoor and his wife Emily, an American artist who utilizes Islamic themes in her work. Though Amir has cast his religion aside to focus on climbing the corporate ladder, he is nevertheless drawn to his faith and culture, largely with the encouragement of Emily. When the couple hosts a dinner party with Emily's Jewish art dealer and Amir's African-American colleague, Jory, who also happened to be married, the friendly gathering quickly turns into a heated debate about religion and politics. Going beyond the surface level arguments of ethnic prejudices, Disgraced examines the deeply rooted racism that lives on, even in the most progressive, integrated social circles.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is based on a 2003 book by Mark Haddon. Its main character, 15-year-old Christopher, investigates the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers some shocking truths about his own family. The story tackles the theme of social disability, as Christopher lives with a condition of the autistic spectrum.