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93 free (and almost free) shows in New York City (NYC)

Shakespeare said All world’s a stage. Our editors at CFT couldn’t agree more, so we give you the most complete listing of free theater performances in New York. Also, as a member, you can get exclusive free tickets to the shows, not available to the general public.

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It's Shakespeare’s 454th birthday celebration. This is birthday party for the Bard that celebrates the dynamic female leads of Shakespeare’s plays. The evening will feature classic monologues and scenes performed by The Drilling Company, as well as a New Orleans Second Line funeral processional by the Jambalaya Brass Band to spirit the Bard into the park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Apr 23
6:00 pm

Free
Performances, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, The Folio is Female: Great Women of Shakespeare
Staged Reading |
The death of an elephant sparks a crisis at the city zoo. Matara, the lone remaining elephant, grieves for her companion while her keeper dreams of Noah’s ark and fights to protect Matara from the zoo’s ambitious fund-raiser, who is battling her own animal instincts. Meanwhile, the river by the zoo is rising… Written by Conni Massing, directed by Ora Fruchter.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Apr 23
6:30 pm

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Staged Readings, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, Matara: Crisis at the City Zoo
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Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead? Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to  New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Apr 23
7:00 pm

Free
Plays, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara brings Shakespeare's Henry V to NYC
Staged Reading |
In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, this is a staged reading of the play by Yvette Heyliger.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Apr 23
7:30 pm

Free
Staged Readings, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, Father's Day: Family Stresses
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Featuring the world premieres of 10 new works by NYU composers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Apr 23
8:00 pm

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Plays, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, NYU Contemporary Music Ensemble
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   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Apr 23
8:30 pm

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Comedy Clubs, April 23, 2018, 04/23/2018, Bingo n' Laughs: A Night of Bingo and Comedy
Staged Reading |
An Infinite Progression is an exploration of greed and entitlement in Midwestern America. In order to save her job, Ella, an accountant, convinces her manager Simon to review the company’s budget to find a cut that could save her job. Instead, they end up devising a scheme to reclaim old debts on the company’s leaderhead. Written by Kate Douglas, directed by Hunter Bird.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 24
6:30 pm

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Staged Readings, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, An Infinite Progression: American Greed
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Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead? Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 24
7:00 pm

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Plays, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare from the Mobile Unit
Tue, Apr 24
7:00 pm

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Plays, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, Modern adaptation of a classic story
Tue, Apr 24
8:00 pm

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Plays, April 24, 2018, 04/24/2018, A play inspired by famous French novel
Staged Reading |
TV writer Kayla Park finally has a chance to make it in Hollywood, but then the 1992 L.A. Riots erupt. In the chaos, her father is shot by an African American gang and his store is destroyed. Devastated, Kayla is forced to make difficult decisions for her future and her family’s. Strangers in America dramatizes how a Korean American family survives trauma and forges new relationships with their African American neighbors. Written by Chungmi Kim, directed by Tina Chen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 25
6:30 pm

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Staged Readings, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, Strangers in America: L.A. Riots of '92
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Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2).) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to New York City. Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead?
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Apr 25
7:00 pm

Free
Plays, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, Shakespeare's Henry V
Play |
Karen and Britney don't know one another, and they never will. However, they find themselves on parallel journeys when they both become simultaneously pregnant. While Britney watches her options disappear helplessly as Planned Parenthoods vanish from her world, a late stage miscarriage threatens to mentally destabilize Karen beyond the point of recovery. A student production of the play by Blake Bishton .
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Apr 25
7:00 pm

Free
Plays, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, No Baby: Consequences of Getting Pregnant
Wed, Apr 25
7:00 pm

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Plays, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, Broadway stars in a play by famous theater company
Wed, Apr 25
8:00 pm

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Plays, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, A play inspired by famous French novel
Wed, Apr 25
8:00 pm

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Plays, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, Drama based on a true story
Wed, Apr 25
8:00 pm

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Plays, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, A play based on true events
Wed, Apr 25
8:00 pm

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Plays, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, A play about imagination
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Tom and Dan like each other. Dan wants a fairytale romance. So does Tom. Dan fantasizes about a destination wedding. Tom fantasizes about Dan abusing him in a hotel room. In a place where fantasy and reality must collide, and the line between sex and violence is all but erased, these men must make a stand for how they want to experience love – and pain. A college production of the a play by Nikhil Mahapatra.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 25
9:30 pm

Free
Plays, April 25, 2018, 04/25/2018, Carnal: Marriage Can Be Painful
Staged Reading |
The rousing true story of a group of gold miners’ wives who came together in Kirkland Lake, Ontario in 1941 to stand up for better conditions for their families. These least likely of activists ended up part of a continent-wide labor movement that lasted for decades. Written by Jennifer Wynne Webber, directed by Kim T. Sharp
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Apr 26
6:30 pm

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Staged Readings, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, With Glowing Hearts: How Ordinary Women Worked Together to Change the World (And Did)
Play |
Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead? Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Apr 26
7:00 pm

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Plays, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare from the Mobile Unit
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Tom and Dan like each other. Dan wants a fairytale romance. So does Tom. Dan fantasizes about a destination wedding. Tom fantasizes about Dan abusing him in a hotel room. In a place where fantasy and reality must collide, and the line between sex and violence is all but erased, these men must make a stand for how they want to experience love – and pain. A college production of the a play by Nikhil Mahapatra.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Apr 26
7:00 pm

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Plays, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Carnal: Marriage Can Be Painful
Thu, Apr 26
7:30 pm

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Plays, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Dark comedy
Thu, Apr 26
8:00 pm

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Plays, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, A play inspired by famous French novel
Thu, Apr 26
8:00 pm

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Plays, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Modern adaptation of a classic story
Thu, Apr 26
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Plays, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, A play based on true events
Thu, Apr 26
8:00 pm

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Plays, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Broadway stars in a play by famous theater company
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Bodega Cat is a weekly comedy show brought to you by Kevin Seefried (202 Comedy Festival), Andy Ostroff (Jimmy Kimmel Live!), and Dane Hanson (Producer of Laughs on FOX). Live Stand-Up Comedy in New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Apr 26
8:00 pm

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Comedy Clubs, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, Bodega Cat Comedy Show
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Karen and Britney don't know one another, and they never will. However, they find themselves on parallel journeys when they both become simultaneously pregnant. While Britney watches her options disappear helplessly as Planned Parenthoods vanish from her world, a late stage miscarriage threatens to mentally destabilize Karen beyond the point of recovery. A student production of the play by Blake Bishton .
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Apr 26
9:30 pm

Free
Plays, April 26, 2018, 04/26/2018, No Baby: Consequences of Getting Pregnant
Fri, Apr 27
3:00 pm

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Plays, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Drama based on a true story
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Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead? Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Apr 27
7:00 pm

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Plays, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare from the Mobile Unit
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Karen and Britney don't know one another, and they never will. However, they find themselves on parallel journeys when they both become simultaneously pregnant. While Britney watches her options disappear helplessly as Planned Parenthoods vanish from her world, a late stage miscarriage threatens to mentally destabilize Karen beyond the point of recovery. A student production of the play by Blake Bishton .
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Apr 27
7:00 pm

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Plays, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, No Baby: Consequences of Getting Pregnant
Fri, Apr 27
7:30 pm

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Plays, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Dark comedy
Fri, Apr 27
8:00 pm

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Plays, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, A play inspired by famous French novel
Fri, Apr 27
8:00 pm

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Plays, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Broadway stars in a play by famous theater company
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Tom and Dan like each other. Dan wants a fairytale romance. So does Tom. Dan fantasizes about a destination wedding. Tom fantasizes about Dan abusing him in a hotel room. In a place where fantasy and reality must collide, and the line between sex and violence is all but erased, these men must make a stand for how they want to experience love – and pain. A college production of the a play by Nikhil Mahapatra.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Apr 27
9:30 pm

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Plays, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Carnal: Marriage Can Be Painful
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A weekly standup comedy show.  Featuring comics who have appeared on Comedy Central, College Humor, MTV, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Apr 27
9:45 pm

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Comedy Clubs, April 27, 2018, 04/27/2018, Emerald City Laughs
Sat, Apr 28
2:00 pm

Regular: $20
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Plays, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Modern adaptation of a classic story
Sat, Apr 28
2:00 pm

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Plays, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, A play based on true events
Sat, Apr 28
2:15 pm

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Plays, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Kids play about polar bears!
Sat, Apr 28
2:30 pm

Regular: $49
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Plays, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Broadway stars in a play by famous theater company
Sat, Apr 28
3:00 pm

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Performances, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Comedy for kids!
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Tom and Dan like each other. Dan wants a fairytale romance. So does Tom. Dan fantasizes about a destination wedding. Tom fantasizes about Dan abusing him in a hotel room. In a place where fantasy and reality must collide, and the line between sex and violence is all but erased, these men must make a stand for how they want to experience love – and pain. A college production of the a play by Nikhil Mahapatra.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Apr 28
3:00 pm

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Plays, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Carnal: Marriage Can Be Painful
Sat, Apr 28
7:30 pm

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Comedy Clubs, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Stand up comedy
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Karen and Britney don't know one another, and they never will. However, they find themselves on parallel journeys when they both become simultaneously pregnant. While Britney watches her options disappear helplessly as Planned Parenthoods vanish from her world, a late stage miscarriage threatens to mentally destabilize Karen beyond the point of recovery. A student production of the play by Blake Bishton .
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Apr 28
8:00 pm

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Plays, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, No Baby: Consequences of Getting Pregnant
Sat, Apr 28
8:00 pm

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Plays, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, A play inspired by famous French novel
Sat, Apr 28
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Plays, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Drama based on a true story
Sat, Apr 28
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Plays, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, A play based on true events
Sat, Apr 28
10:00 pm

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Comedy Clubs, April 28, 2018, 04/28/2018, Emmy nominated comedian
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Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to New York City. Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead?
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Apr 29
2:00 pm

Free
Plays, April 29, 2018, 04/29/2018, Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara brings Shakespeare's Henry V to NYC
Sun, Apr 29
2:00 pm

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Plays, April 29, 2018, 04/29/2018, Modern adaptation of a classic story
Sun, Apr 29
2:30 pm

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Plays, April 29, 2018, 04/29/2018, Broadway stars in a play by famous theater company
Sun, Apr 29
2:55 pm

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Performances, April 29, 2018, 04/29/2018, Comedy for kids!
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Portuguese storyteller Ana Sofia Paiva, accompanied by João Paiva, brings an aquatic heart of narrative and song, and an invitation to share memory and silence. Her work of traditional ballads and tales is shaped by the geography and cultures of the Iberian peninsula seen through the lens of Atlantismo. The program includes old southern laments, raw voices of water creatures, sirens, and serpents urging us to resist a world where nothing seems to make sense and helping us to remember who we really are.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Apr 29
3:00 pm

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Performances, April 29, 2018, 04/29/2018, Water Voices: Storytelling
Sun, Apr 29
4:00 pm

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Performances, April 29, 2018, 04/29/2018, Singing, comedy and more
Sun, Apr 29
4:30 pm

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Plays, April 29, 2018, 04/29/2018, Drama based on a true story
Sun, Apr 29
5:30 pm

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Plays, April 29, 2018, 04/29/2018, Dark comedy
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Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead? Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Apr 29
7:00 pm

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Plays, April 29, 2018, 04/29/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare from the Mobile Unit
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Bad news, everyone. Attempting to hook in audience members with their unique "local news" themed twist, Alex Ptak, Kevin Froleiks, and Carmen Lagala will be hosting some of the hottest line-ups in the city. An anonymous source was quoted as saying "Please go to church before. It's a hot stand-up comedy show."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Apr 29
7:00 pm

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Comedy Clubs, April 29, 2018, 04/29/2018, Bad News: It's a Comedy Show
Sun, Apr 29
7:30 pm

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New line-up of comics each week. BYOB.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Apr 29
8:30 pm

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Comedy Clubs, April 29, 2018, 04/29/2018, The Comedy Dungeon Show
Staged Reading |
With oppressive regimes regenerating themselves by applying old practices commonly undertaken by dictatorships, the power of art remains to be an essential force that motivates the masses to resist and fight against the normalization of abusive practices. This is a mini-festival that aims to analyze and track the dynamics of oppression, discrimination, and abuse as portrayed by three significant playwrights from the U.S., England, and Egypt, in the second half of the 20th century. All readings will be followed by a talk. 5:30pm Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman (1964) A powerful one-act drama, Dutchman is set on a New York subway train, the play is a searing two-character confrontation that begins playfully, but builds rapidly in suspense and symbolic resonance. 6:30pm Harold Pinter’s One for the Road (1984) Considered by Frank Rich as Pinter’s “statement about the human rights abuses of totalitarian governments”. The play is set in a room, during the course of one day, where family of three–a father, mother, and a child–are interrogated and tortured. 7:30pm Salah Abdul-Saboor’s Night Traveller (1969) A black comedy set in a train heading to an unknown destination with three main characters: Narrator, Passenger, and Conductor. Throughout this absurdist narrative, the Conductor manipulates the Passenger’s identity by playing mind games and exerting oppressive practices.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Apr 30
5:30 pm

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Staged Readings, April 30, 2018, 04/30/2018, Re-Reading Oppression: One-Act Plays by Amiri Baraka, Harold Pinter, and Salah Abdul-Saboor
Mon, Apr 30
7:00 pm

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Plays, April 30, 2018, 04/30/2018, Modern adaptation of a classic story
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This comedy by Caroline Prugh explores gender and sexual orientation themes as three women whose six decades of friendship is disrupted by the rumor of one woman’s love affair after 39 years of marriage. Refreshments served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Apr 30
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Staged Readings, April 30, 2018, 04/30/2018, Glorious Disaster: Three Women, Six Decades
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Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead? Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V.
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Tue, May 1
7:00 pm

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Plays, May 01, 2018, 05/01/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare from the Mobile Unit
Tue, May 1
7:00 pm

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Plays, May 01, 2018, 05/01/2018, Modern adaptation of a classic story
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The performance will feature popular Italian songs and music dedicated to the subjects of work and emigration, as well as readings of literary selections from the 19th and 20th centuries, and from Avanti!, the daily newspaper of the Italian Socialist Party. Performed by members of the Orchestra Popolare Italiana dell'Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma Readings by Alessandro Cremona Iconography by Walter Marossi, Marco Zeppieri, Ugo Intini Texts by Walter Marossi, Luigi Troiani, Ugo Intini Script by Alessandro Cremona, Luigi Troiani Directed by Alessandro Cremona
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, May 1
8:00 pm

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Performances, May 01, 2018, 05/01/2018, Cantiam Maggio: Songs, Images and Readings from International Workers' Day
Wed, May 2
12:00 pm

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Plays, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Drama based on a true story
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Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead? Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2).) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, May 2
7:00 pm

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Plays, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare
Wed, May 2
8:00 pm

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Plays, May 02, 2018, 05/02/2018, Drama based on a true story
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Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead? Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, May 3
7:00 pm

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Plays, May 03, 2018, 05/03/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare from the Mobile Unit
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Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead? Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, May 4
7:00 pm

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Plays, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare from the Mobile Unit
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Literary Studies senior Vogue Giambri presents two one-acts about people dealing with the many truths of wanting to change, needing to stay the same, and the violence that comes with it.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, May 4
7:30 pm

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Performances, May 04, 2018, 05/04/2018, Murder in F Minor: Two Short Plays
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Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead? Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, May 5
2:00 pm

Free
Plays, May 05, 2018, 05/05/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare from the Mobile Unit
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Literary Studies senior Vogue Giambri presents two one-acts about people dealing with the many truths of wanting to change, needing to stay the same, and the violence that comes with it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, May 5
3:30 pm

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Performances, May 05, 2018, 05/05/2018, Murder in F Minor: Two Short Plays
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Literary Studies senior Vogue Giambri presents two one-acts about people dealing with the many truths of wanting to change, needing to stay the same, and the violence that comes with it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, May 5
5:00 pm

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Performances, May 05, 2018, 05/05/2018, Murder in F Minor: Two Short Plays
Sat, May 5
6:00 pm

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Performances, May 05, 2018, 05/05/2018, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
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Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead? Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V.
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Sat, May 5
7:00 pm

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Plays, May 05, 2018, 05/05/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare from the Mobile Unit
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Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead? Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V.
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Sun, May 6
2:00 pm

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Plays, May 06, 2018, 05/06/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare from the Mobile Unit
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Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead? Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V.
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Sun, May 6
7:00 pm

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Plays, May 06, 2018, 05/06/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare from the Mobile Unit
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Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to NYC. Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead?
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Tue, May 8
7:00 pm

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Plays, May 08, 2018, 05/08/2018, Shakespeare's Henry V by Obie Award-winning director
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Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead? Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, May 9
7:00 pm

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Plays, May 09, 2018, 05/09/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare from the Mobile Unit
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Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead? Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V.
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Thu, May 10
7:00 pm

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Plays, May 10, 2018, 05/10/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare from the Mobile Unit
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This thriller delves into a dystopia where one man interviews the person responsible for the murder of a million people. Written by Lorenzo De Liberato Directed by Stefano Patti With Marco Quaglia, Stefano Patti This performance is part of the 2018 In Scena! Italian Theater Festival. Now in its 6th season, the festival presents a survey of the best Italian theatrical productions - for free - in all five NYC boroughs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, May 11
6:00 pm

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Plays, May 11, 2018, 05/11/2018, Echoes: One Man, One Million Murders
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Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead? Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, May 11
7:00 pm

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Plays, May 11, 2018, 05/11/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare from the Mobile Unit
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The tragic story of a powerful friendship destroyed in the ruins of the Abruzzo earthquake of 2009. By and with Alessandro Blasioli. In Italian with English supertitles.   This performance is part of the 2018 In Scena! Italian Theater Festival. Now in its 6th season, the festival presents a survey of the best Italian theatrical productions - for free - in all five NYC boroughs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, May 11
8:00 pm

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Plays, May 11, 2018, 05/11/2018, This Is My House: Friendship in the Rubble
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The Woodside Players of Queens and Equity Library Theater of New York present a staged reading of Aunt Maggie’s Will, a comedy by Elizabeth Gale. The cast of ten recreates this comedy from 1910, fully staged and costumed. Gale's plays are part of a tradition known as ″parlor plays,″ which are written for small groups of amateur performers to produce in their homes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, May 12
12:00 pm

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Staged Readings, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Aunt Maggie’s Will: Comedy from 1910
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Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead? Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, May 12
2:00 pm

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Plays, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare from the Mobile Unit
Sat, May 12
6:00 pm

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Performances, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
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Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead? Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, May 12
7:00 pm

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Plays, May 12, 2018, 05/12/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare from the Mobile Unit
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Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead? Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V.
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Sun, May 13
2:00 pm

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Plays, May 13, 2018, 05/13/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare from the Mobile Unit
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Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task calls into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating from across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead? Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, May 13
7:00 pm

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Plays, May 13, 2018, 05/13/2018, Henry V: Shakespeare from the Mobile Unit
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Culminating an intense semester of research and creative experimentation, New School University students, led by acclaimed saxophonist and composer Jane Ira Bloom, present new music and theater works inspired by and incorporating the Library’s archives.  
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Mon, May 14
6:00 pm

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Performances, May 14, 2018, 05/14/2018, Shelf Life: New Music and Theater Works Made from the Library Archives
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Inspired by the true story of a Northern Italian girl accused of witchcraft and burned at the stake in the late middle ages: her punishment for trying to exact revenge after a childhood friend is brutally raped. By Claudia Donadoni, with Claudia Donadoni and live music by Giovanni Bataloni. Q&A with the artists and the translator Professor Fred Gardaphe to follow. In Italian and English.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, May 15
6:00 pm

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Plays, May 15, 2018, 05/15/2018, Stria: True Story of an Italian Girl Accused of Witchcraft
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The story of the lives of four Italian women during World War I, all named Angela. Written, directed and performed by Giuseppina Facco. In Italian with English supertitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, May 15
8:00 pm

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Plays, May 15, 2018, 05/15/2018, Angela's Wars: Surviving World War I
Tue, May 15
9:00 pm

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Performances, May 15, 2018, 05/15/2018, Finally, someone said what we were thinking!
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The story of the great singer Mia Martini, whose life was marred by rumors that she brought bad luck. Written by Aldo Nove. In Italian with English supertitles.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, May 16
8:00 pm

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Plays, May 16, 2018, 05/16/2018, My Last Night: Mia Martini, A Life: Star-Crossed Singer
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Remember Moondog? To many New Yorkers he was simply an eccentric icon of the counterculture, a bearded man standing on Sixth Avenue on the Lower East Side in full Viking regalia. Too few appreciate Moondog the master composer, poet, and playwright, who influenced and moved people across the globe. This is a celebration of Moondog, with live performances, a reading from his lost play Thor, archival recordings of his poetry, and a reunion of Moondog friends and collaborators. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, May 17
6:00 pm

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Performances, May 17, 2018, 05/17/2018, Remember Moondog? Master Composer, Poet, and Playwright
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Voices seeks to educate and inspire a new generation working for social justice. This performance marks the culmination of a yearlong project with New York City students at the High School for Arts, Imagination and Inquiry, a New York City public school located at the Martin Luther King Jr. Educational Campus. After studying the speeches, letters, and songs of the brave people who inspired Howard Zinn’s seminal work A People’s History of the United States, the students of HSAII will perform their selections along with actors Brian Jones and Susan Pourfar. Voices of a People’s History of the United States brings to life the extraordinary history of ordinary people who built the movements that made the United States what it is today, ending slavery and Jim Crow, protesting war and the genocide of Native Americans, creating unions and the eight-hour work day, advancing women’s rights and gay liberation, and struggling to right wrongs of the day. By giving public expression to rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past—and present—Voices seeks to educate and inspire a new generation working for social justice.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, May 17
7:30 pm

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Performances, May 17, 2018, 05/17/2018, Voices of A People’s History of the United States: Book into Performance
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A familiar sight – a romantic park wedding – develops into a modern-day twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, full of madcap revelry and literary fantasy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, May 18
7:00 pm

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Plays, May 18, 2018, 05/18/2018, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Modern Twist on Shakespeare's Comedy
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The Instant Shakespeare Company is dedicated to the proposition that Shakespeare is for everyone. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant staged readings where the readers/actors move around as much as they feel comfortable. Readers are encouraged to share with their fellow readers and the audience so that the plays can exist as words and thoughts communicated through space, not just words on the page.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, May 19
1:00 pm

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Staged Readings, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Play Reading: The Merchant of Venice
Sat, May 19
6:00 pm

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Performances, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
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A familiar sight – a romantic park wedding – develops into a modern-day twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, full of madcap revelry and literary fantasy.
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Sat, May 19
7:00 pm

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Plays, May 19, 2018, 05/19/2018, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Modern Twist on Shakespeare's Comedy
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Originally written for television, Hilton Als’s Andy Warhol: The Series draws on historical accounts, rumors, and artwork to tell the story of the artist’s childhood, career, and fascination with Hollywood. The series is from the point of view of significant women in Warhol’s life–his mother and Shirley Temple. This evening will present the premiere reading, directed by New York-based director John Jesurun.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, May 21
5:00 pm

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Staged Readings, May 21, 2018, 05/21/2018, Andy Warhol: The Series: The Life of the Pop Artist
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A familiar sight – a romantic park wedding – develops into a modern-day twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, full of madcap revelry and literary fantasy.
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Fri, May 25
7:00 pm

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Plays, May 25, 2018, 05/25/2018, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Modern Twist on Shakespeare's Comedy
Sat, May 26
6:00 pm

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Performances, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
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A familiar sight – a romantic park wedding – develops into a modern-day twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, full of madcap revelry and literary fantasy.
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Sat, May 26
7:00 pm

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Plays, May 26, 2018, 05/26/2018, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Modern Twist on Shakespeare's Comedy
Wed, May 30
9:00 pm

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Performances, May 30, 2018, 05/30/2018, political satire and more
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