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Buying a ticket to a Broadway show is not the only way to be able to enjoy that increadibly rich theater scene of New York City.

It's a known fact that NYC theater tickets are rather expensive, but a significantly less know fact is that you can attend a NYC theater show that is totally free and open for general public. Or you can ontain coplimentary tickets for an off Brodway, off off Broadway and sometimes Broadway show (a play or a musical) free of charge or at a significant discount. But you do need to know how to go about it!

While many other sites give information about discount theater tickets in NYC, Club Free Time gives you all the info about those NYC theater performances that are totally free and open for general public. In addition, as a CFT member you have a chance to attend not-at-all-free off Broadway, off off Broadway and sometimes Broadway theater performances at no cost. if you are looking for cheap theater tickets in NYC - you should look no further: we are able to obtain free tickets for our members when a show has some unsold seats and producers would like to create that magical 'full house' feel. As an article in The New York Times said: New York is abuzz with so much culture that they're giving it away.

Our members attend off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway and sometimes Broadway shows, opera, classical music and jazz concerts, dance performances, children shows, comedy clubs, cabaret, etc. using complimentary tickets which they can reserve once they login to www.clubfreetime.com.

There are 41 Broadway theatres, approximately 85 Off-Broadway theatres, and about 120 off off Broadway theaters in NYC. These categories are not about the quality of productions or the talent involved, it's all about the number of seats in the venue: Broadway theaters have over 500 seats, off-Broadway theaters have  between 100 and 499 and the bvenues with fewer than 100 seats are referred to as Off Off Broadway.

At the beginning of the 20th century many theatres were located on Broadway and that's when the 'Broadway theater' term came to life. Only three 'Broadway' theatres are located on Broadway nowadays: the Winter Garden, the Marquis, and the Broadway Theatre. All other Broadway theaters are located in the theater district in the blocks east and west of Broadway around Times Square. The Theater District lies between 42nd and 53rd streets. 

In the 1890s this section of Broadway was one of the first part of town to be lit with electric lights, which led to the New York Telegram headline 'Found on the Great White Way' and that's how the nickname 'the Great White Way' came to life. Most visitors never venture off the Great White Way. Approximately 14 million people a year attending Broadway shows.

Meanwhile, although Eugene O'Neill famously said in 1931: ''One of the things I regret, is the passing of the experimental group theater,'' off Broadway and off off Broadway theaters, being significantly less commercial then Broadway, or, in many cases, not commercial at all, offer a great variety of extremelly interesting and exciting experimental and not-so-experimental works. If you want to see real quality theater - give off Broadway and off off Broadway theater a try.

Off Broadway theaters have nurtured Pulitzer Prize-winning plays and playwrights and attracted prominent actors and actresses. Musicals such as ''A Chorus Line'' and ''Ain't Misbehavin' '' moved to Broadway from off Broadway. You may as well see a Broadway show at an Off Broadway theater as producers can continue running their shows with considerably reduced weekly costs by going from Broadway to Off-Broadway, as actor salaries and advertising costs are much less for off Broadway theaters. (We put lots of efforts in obtaining complimentary tickets for off Broadway shows for our members). One of the most famous off Broadway theaters is the Public Theater

The world of Off Off Broadway theaters is one of most interesting and unknown parts of New York City's theatrical life. It gives you the real sence of belonging as being so close to the stage allows you to see every nuance of what's happening there. That's where young, exciting playwrights are discovered. That's where you can see talented, unknown actors who may become the big stars of tomorrow at the tiny fraction of a Broadway ticket price.

Join Club Free Time and enjoy free theater performances or get free tickets to the shows (off Broadway, off off Broadway and sometimes even Broadway) which are not free for general public, but are free for Club Free Time members! Club Free Time is a NYC staple for finding amazing things to do for free. Some amazing deals are available in advance, but in some cases you will be able to get those last minute theater tickets. NYC gives you many options.

In case you would like to get yourself more familiar with New York Theater life here is the list of NYC off-Broadway theaters:
Abrons Art Center, 466 Grand St. (@ Pitt St.)
Altered Stages, 212 W. 29th St. (btw. 7th Ave. & 8th Ave.)
American Place Theatre, 111 W. 46th St. (btw. 6th Ave. & Broadway)
Theater At Blessed Sacrament, 152 W. 71st St. (btw. Columbus Ave. & Broadway)
Astor Place Theater, 434 Lafayette St. (btw. 4th St. & Astor Pl.) (212)254-4370 see seating chart...
Blue Man Group: Tubes
Atlantic Theater, 336 W. 20th St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.)
Bank Street Theatre, 155 Bank St. (btw. Washington St. & West St.) 591-0564
Lynn Redgrave Theater45, 45 Bleecker St. (btw. Broadway & Lafayette St.)
Cap 21, 18 W 18th St #6 (btw. 5th Ave. & 6th Ave.)
Cherry Lane Theater, 38 Commerce St. (btw. Bedford St. & Hudson St.)
City Center, 131 W. 55th St. (btw. 6th Ave. & 7th Ave.)
Classic Stage Co., 136 E. 13th St. (btw. 3rd Ave & 4th Ave.) 677-4210
Club El Flamingo, 547 W. 21st St. (btw. 10th Ave. & 11th Ave.)
Collective Unconscious, 145 Ludlow St. (btw. Rivington St. & Stanton St.)
Connelly Theatre, 220 East 4th St. (btw. Ave. A & Ave. B)
Currican Theatre, 154 W. 29th St. (btw. 6th Ave. & 7th Ave.)
Daryl Roth Theater, 101 East 15th Street
De La Guarda
Duffy Theater, 1553 Broadway (@46th St.) 695-3401
Duke Theatre, 229 West 42nd (btw. 7th Ave. & 8th Ave)
Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 W. 52nd St. (btw. 10th Ave. & 11th Ave.) 247-4982
Expanded Arts, 113 Ludlow St. (btw. Delancey & Rivington St.)
Flatiron Playhouse, 119 West 23rd St. (btw. 6th Ave. & 7th Ave.)
Flea, 41 White St. (btw. Church & Broadway)
Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street
Gloria Maddox Theatre, 151 West 26th St. (btw. 6th Ave. & 7th Ave.)
Greenwich House Theater, 27 Barrow St. (@ 7th Ave. South) 541-8441
Greenwich Street Theater, 547 Greenwich St. (btw. Charlton & Vandam)
Grove Street Playhouse, 39 Grove St. (@ 7th Ave.)
HERE, 145 Avenue of the Americas (btw. Spring & Dominick)
Homegrown Theatre, 2628 Broadway (@ 99th St.) 229-7500
Hudson Guild Theater, 441 W. 26th St. (btw. 9th Ave. & 10th Ave.)
Ibis Supper Club, 321 W. 44th St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.) 239-6200
Intar Theatre, 420 W. 42nd St. (btw. 9th Ave. & 10th Ave.) 279-4200
Irish Arts Center, 553 W. 51st St. (btw. 10th Ave. & 11th Ave.) 757-3318
Jane Street Theater, 113 Jane St. (@ W. Side Highway) 239-6200
John Houseman Theater, 450 W. 42nd St. (btw. 9th Ave. & 10th Ave.)
John Jay College Theatre, 899 10th Ave. (btw. 58th St. & 59th St.)
Kraine Theatre, 85 East 4th St. (btw. Bowery & 2nd Ave.)
La Mama, 74A East 4th St. (btw. 2nd Ave. & 3rd Ave.)
Lambs Theatre, 140 W. 44th St. (btw. Broadway & 6th Ave.)
Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher St. (btw. Hudson St. & Bleecker St.)
McGinn/Cazale Theater, 2162 Broadway (@ 76th St.) 279-4200
Manhattan Class Company Theater, 120 W. 28th St. (btw. 6th Ave. & 7th Ave.) 727-7765
Manhattan Theatre Club, 131 W. 55th St. (btw. 6th Ave. & 7th Ave.) 581-1212
Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (Just E. of 6th Ave.)
The Mint Theater, 311 W. 43rd St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.)
Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, 150 W. 65th St. (@ Lincoln Center)
The Neighborhood Playhouse, 340 E. 54th St. (btw. 1st Ave. & 2nd Ave.) 522-1421
New 42nd St. Theater, 348 West 42nd St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.)
New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St. (btw. 7th Ave. & 8th Ave.)
New York Theatre Workshop, 79 E 4th St. (btw. Bowery & 2nd Ave.) 460-5475
New York Performance Works, 128 Chambers St. (Just E. of W. Broadway)
Ohio Theatre, 66 Wooster St. (btw. Spring & Broome St.)
Orpheum Theater, 126 2nd Ave. (btw. 7th St. & St. Mark's Pl.) 477-2477
P.S. 122, 150 1st Ave (@ 9th St.), (212) 477-5288
Phil Bosakowski Theatre, 354 W. 45th St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.)
Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal St. (btw. W 3rd St. & Minetta Ln.) 475-1449
Playhouse 91, 316 E. 91st St. (btw. 1st Ave. & 2nd Ave.) 831-2000
Playwrights Horizons Studio Theatre, 416 W. 42nd St. (btw. 9th Ave. & 10th Ave.)
Primary Stages, 354 W. 45th St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.) 212-333-4052
Producers Club, 358 West 44th St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.)
(Joseph Papp) Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St. (btw. Astor Pl. & 4th St.)
Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, 304 W. 47th St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave)
Quintero Theater, 534 West 42nd St. (btw. 10th Ave. & 11th Ave.)
The Rattlestick Theatre, 224 Waverly Place (just W. of 7th Ave.)
RAW Space (Studio L), 529 W. 42nd St. (btw. 10th Ave. & 11th Ave.) 414-7734
Raymond J. Greenwald Theatre, 307 W. 26th St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.)
St. Luke's Church, 308 W. 46th St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave)
Second Stage Theater, 307 W. 43rd St. (@8th Ave.) 246-4422
Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam St. (btw. 6th Ave & 7th Ave)
Soho Rep, 46 Walker St. (btw. Church St. & Broadway)
Ellen's Stardust Diner, 1650 Broadway (@ 51st St.)
Sullivan Street Playhouse, 181 Sullivan St. (btw. Houston St. & Bleeker St.) 674-3838
Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th St. (btw. 9th Ave. & 10th Ave.)
Theater at St. Peter's Church, Citicorp Center (Lexington Ave. & 54th St.) 935-5820
Theatre 3, 311 W. 43rd St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.)
Theatre Four, 424 W. 55th St. (btw. 9th Ave. & 10th Ave)
Theater for the New City, 155 1st Ave. (btw. 9th St. & 10th St.) 633-1292
Theatre 22, 54 West 22nd St. (btw 5th Ave. & 6th Ave.)
Thirteenth Street Repertory, 50 W. 13th St. (btw. 5th Ave. & 6th Ave.) 675-6677
Triad Theater, 158 W. 72nd St. (btw. Broadway & Columbus Ave.) 799-4599
Trilogy Theater, 341 West 44th St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.)
29 Street Repertory Theatre, 212 W. 29th St. (@ 7th Ave.) 465-0575
Union Square Theater, 100 E. 17th St. (btw. Union Square E. & Irving Pl.) 307-4100
Variety Arts Theatre, 110 3rd Ave. (btw. 13th St. & 14th St)
Vineyard Theatre,108 East 15th Street | New York
Westbeth Theater Center, 151 Bank St. (btw. Washington St. & W. Side Hwy.)
Westside Theatre, 407 W. 43rd St. (btw. 9th Ave. & 10th Ave.)
Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher St. (W. of Washington St.)
14th St. Y, 344 East 14th St. (btw. 2nd Ave. & 3rd Ave.)
47th Street Theatre, 304 West 47th St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.)

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69 Free Plays, Free Shows! Free Theater 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 shows in New York. Also, as a Club Free Time member, you can get exclusive free tickets to off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway and, sometime, Broadway shows.
A member can reserve from 2 to 5 complimentary tickets (depending on a show) as long as the supply lasts.

Sun, Oct 20
12:00 pm

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Performances, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, A unique "magic" show!
Sun, Oct 20
1:00 pm

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Performances, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Comedy for kids!
Sun, Oct 20
2:00 pm

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Plays, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, A Comedy About Love
Sun, Oct 20
2:00 pm

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Plays, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, A Play About Patriotism and More

Performance | Performance for One: Slippery Memory


Performance for One is a one-on-one performance event written and directed by Edward Einhorn, presented in 10-minute slots at venues across Manhattan. The performance is about memory, but even more so, it is about relationship between performer, audience member, and author. What is the responsibility of the audience member, and how is it felt differently when there is only one audience member? Who is the story teller, the author or the performer? What happens to a memory that two people share after one of those people is gone? Presented by Untitled Theater Company.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Oct 20
3:00 pm

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Performances, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Performance for One: Slippery Memory
Sun, Oct 20
3:00 pm

Regular: $71
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Plays, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Drama by Broadway Director
Sun, Oct 20
3:00 pm

Regular: $30
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Plays, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Mystery Thriller
Sun, Oct 20
3:00 pm

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Theaters, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Short Comedies

Performance | Storytelling: A Jury of Her Peers/Sometimes I Sing


Storyteller: Milbre Burch Appropriate for adults and youth 12 and older
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Oct 20
3:00 pm

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Performances, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Storytelling: A Jury of Her Peers/Sometimes I Sing
Sun, Oct 20
3:15 pm

Regular: $25
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Performances, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Comedy for kids!
Sun, Oct 20
4:00 pm

Regular: $49
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Plays, October 20, 2019, 10/20/2019, Parody of Golden Globe winning TV show
Mon, Oct 21
7:00 pm

Regular: $39
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Theaters, October 21, 2019, 10/21/2019, A smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Mon, Oct 21
7:00 pm

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Musicals, October 21, 2019, 10/21/2019, Musical Based on a Famous Tale

Performance | Shakespeare and Immigrant Voices in Conversation


New York Shakespeare Exchange presents To Undreamed Shores: Shakespeare and Immigrant Voices in Conversation, one of their signature Freestyle Labs. The October lab features an ensemble of immigrant and first-generation actors presenting excerpts from Shakespeare and contemporary poets, playwrights, essayists, and politicians - all with the focus on themes of immigration. The performance will be followed by a lively town hall conversation during which topics like family separation, treatment of refugees, cultural stereotyping, assimilation, how languages figure in to the immigrant experience, and the code-switching and loaded expectations that often come with being a first-generation citizen will be handled.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 22
6:30 pm

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Performances, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Shakespeare and Immigrant Voices in Conversation
Tue, Oct 22
7:00 pm

Regular: $20
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Performances, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Five-Star Actor Performs
Tue, Oct 22
7:00 pm

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Musicals, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Musical Based on a Famous Tale
Tue, Oct 22
7:00 pm

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Musicals, October 22, 2019, 10/22/2019, Romantic musical
Wed, Oct 23
7:30 pm

Regular: $45
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Musicals, October 23, 2019, 10/23/2019, Film Noir Musical
Wed, Oct 23
8:00 pm

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Plays, October 23, 2019, 10/23/2019, A Play About Patriotism and More
Wed, Oct 23
8:00 pm

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Performances, October 23, 2019, 10/23/2019, Halloween Show About Vampires

Play | Shakespeare's Measure for Measure: Presented by The Public Theater's Mobile Unit


Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its Mobile Unit again this fall with a free three-week tour to venues across the city of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, directed by LA Williams. The complete cast features Jasmine Batchelor (Isabella), Nora Carroll (Escalus/Juliet), Toccarra Cash (Lucio), Alfie Fuller (Pompey), Adrian Kiser (Angelo), Gabrielle Murphy (Provost), Latonia Phipps (Mariana/Overdone), Grace Porter (Duke), and Phumzile Sitole (Claudio/Elbow). "Measure for Measure resonates with some of the greatest challenges of our time: injustice, abuse of power, redemption, and mercy. It ultimately asks: can or should the law be compassionate?" said Director of Mobile Unit Karen Ann Daniels. "It also initiates an exciting new chapter for Mobile Unit, the intentional gathering together to share stories as a catalyst for reflection and joyful celebration of our common humanity." Measure for Measure features scenic design by Yu-Hsuan Chen, costume design by Asa Benally, and music composition by Jeffery Miller.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Oct 24
6:30 pm

Free
Plays, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Shakespeare's Measure for Measure: Presented by The Public Theater's Mobile Unit

Play | The Nature of the Crime: The Role of Lawlessness


A performance of The Nature of the Crime, a play by the Theatre of the Oppressed NYC about the role that crime plays in people’s lives. Theatre of the Oppressed NYC partners with community members at local organizations to form theatre troupes that devise and perform plays based on their challenges confronting economic inequality, racism, and other social, health and human rights injustices.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Oct 24
7:00 pm

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Plays, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, The Nature of the Crime: The Role of Lawlessness

Comedy Club | Sidehow Goshko Storytelling Show


Award-winning storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Sirius XM radio) invites some of NY’s top writers and storytellers to share true, bizarre tales about their lives. There’s a challenging trivia game and a free wine giveaway where one lucky audience member will walk away with their very own bottle of Sideshow Sauce. With: ELNA BAKER (This American Life, Prairie Home Companion, BBC Radio) JOE DETTMORE (The Daily Show) SAM DINGMAN (host/creator of the podcast Family Ghosts) RORY SCHOLL (Artprov, The People's Improv Theater)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Oct 24
7:00 pm

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Comedy Clubs, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Sidehow Goshko Storytelling Show
Thu, Oct 24
8:00 pm

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Performances, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Halloween Show About Vampires
Thu, Oct 24
8:00 pm

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Theaters, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Short Comedies
Thu, Oct 24
8:30 pm

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Plays, October 24, 2019, 10/24/2019, Musical Comedy

Comedy Club | An Evening of Standup Comedy


A standup comedy show featuring comics who have appeared on NBC, TruTV, Comedy Central and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Oct 25
7:30 pm

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Comedy Clubs, October 25, 2019, 10/25/2019, An Evening of Standup Comedy
Fri, Oct 25
8:00 pm

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Performances, October 25, 2019, 10/25/2019, Halloween Show About Vampires
Fri, Oct 25
8:00 pm

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Theaters, October 25, 2019, 10/25/2019, Short Comedies

Performance | Comedy


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Fri, Oct 25
10:00 pm

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Performances, October 25, 2019, 10/25/2019, Comedy

Staged Reading | Shakespeare's Twelfth Night


A dramatic reading of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night by Instant Shakespeare Company. Twelfth Night centers around the twins Viola and Sebastian who are separated in a shipwreck, each fearing the other lost to the sea. Viola falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with the Countess Olivia. Upon meeting Viola, Countess Olivia falls in love with her thinking she is a man. Meanwhile, Sebastian has been rescued by Antonio, a sea captain who previously fought against Orsino, who accompanies him to the island of Illyria, despite the danger. Confusion over Sebastian's identity - and exactly who is promised to whom - soon follows in this romantic comedy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Oct 26
1:00 pm

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Staged Readings, October 26, 2019, 10/26/2019, Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Play | The Wolves: A New Drama


A student production of a drama by Sarah DeLappe. THE WOLVES won the American Playwriting Foundation's inaugural Relentless Award, and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Yale Prize.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, Oct 26
2:00 pm

Free
Plays, October 26, 2019, 10/26/2019, The Wolves: A New Drama
Sat, Oct 26
3:00 pm

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Performances, October 26, 2019, 10/26/2019, Comedy for kids!

Play | The Wolves: A New Drama


A student production of a drama by Sarah DeLappe. THE WOLVES won the American Playwriting Foundation's inaugural Relentless Award, and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Yale Prize.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Oct 26
7:30 pm

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Plays, October 26, 2019, 10/26/2019, The Wolves: A New Drama
Sat, Oct 26
8:00 pm

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Plays, October 26, 2019, 10/26/2019, "Poignant and Compelling" Play
Sat, Oct 26
8:00 pm

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Performances, October 26, 2019, 10/26/2019, Halloween Show About Vampires
Sat, Oct 26
8:00 pm

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Theaters, October 26, 2019, 10/26/2019, Short Comedies

Play | The Wolves: A New Drama


A student production of a drama by Sarah DeLappe. THE WOLVES won the American Playwriting Foundation's inaugural Relentless Award, and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Yale Prize.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Oct 27
1:00 pm

Free
Plays, October 27, 2019, 10/27/2019, The Wolves: A New Drama
Sun, Oct 27
3:00 pm

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Plays, October 27, 2019, 10/27/2019, "Poignant and Compelling" Play
Sun, Oct 27
3:00 pm

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Theaters, October 27, 2019, 10/27/2019, Short Comedies

Play | The Wolves: A New Drama


A student production of a drama by Sarah DeLappe. THE WOLVES won the American Playwriting Foundation's inaugural Relentless Award, and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Yale Prize.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Oct 27
7:00 pm

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Plays, October 27, 2019, 10/27/2019, The Wolves: A New Drama
Sun, Oct 27
7:30 pm

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Performances, October 27, 2019, 10/27/2019, Unique Theatrical Experience With AI

Play | The Magazine: Grief, Guns and Porn


A couple must grapple with grief, guns and porn when a magazine arrives addressed to their murdered son. Written by Christie Perfetti Williams.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Oct 28
7:00 pm

Free
Plays, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, The Magazine: Grief, Guns and Porn
Mon, Oct 28
7:00 pm

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Musicals, October 28, 2019, 10/28/2019, Musical Based on a Famous Tale
Tue, Oct 29
6:00 pm

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Musicals, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Musical Based on a Famous Tale

Performance | Comedy


   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Oct 29
7:00 pm

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Performances, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Comedy
Tue, Oct 29
7:00 pm

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Performances, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, Halloween Cabaret Show

Play | The Wolves: A New Drama


A student production of a drama by Sarah DeLappe. THE WOLVES won the American Playwriting Foundation's inaugural Relentless Award, and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Yale Prize.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 29
7:30 pm

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Plays, October 29, 2019, 10/29/2019, The Wolves: A New Drama

Play | The Wolves: A New Drama


A student production of a drama by Sarah DeLappe. THE WOLVES won the American Playwriting Foundation's inaugural Relentless Award, and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Yale Prize.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 30
7:30 pm

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Plays, October 30, 2019, 10/30/2019, The Wolves: A New Drama

Play | The Wolves: A New Drama


A student production of a drama by Sarah DeLappe. THE WOLVES won the American Playwriting Foundation's inaugural Relentless Award, and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Yale Prize.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Oct 31
7:30 pm

Free
Plays, October 31, 2019, 10/31/2019, The Wolves: A New Drama
Thu, Oct 31
9:30 pm

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Musicals, October 31, 2019, 10/31/2019, Musical comedy show

Play | The Wolves: A New Drama


A student production of a drama by Sarah DeLappe. THE WOLVES won the American Playwriting Foundation's inaugural Relentless Award, and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Yale Prize.
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Fri, Nov 1
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Play | The Wolves: A New Drama


A student production of a drama by Sarah DeLappe. THE WOLVES won the American Playwriting Foundation's inaugural Relentless Award, and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Yale Prize.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Nov 2
2:00 pm

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Plays, November 02, 2019, 11/02/2019, The Wolves: A New Drama

Performance | A Famine of Hearing: Performance Art


Sarah Zapata invites artists Amelia Bande, Stephanie Acosta, and Camille Hoffman to activate A Famine of Hearing (her installation of handwoven, hand-tufted, and sewn textiles amassing as a textured, excess-relishing fantasy of queered tradition) with their varied practices. As viewers exist in, move through, and interact with Zapata’s work in an un-choreographed manner, artists whose work is largely movement-based will provide contrasting deliberation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Nov 2
4:00 pm

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Performances, November 02, 2019, 11/02/2019, A Famine of Hearing: Performance Art

Play | The Wolves: A New Drama


A student production of a drama by Sarah DeLappe. THE WOLVES won the American Playwriting Foundation's inaugural Relentless Award, and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Yale Prize.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Nov 2
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Plays, November 02, 2019, 11/02/2019, The Wolves: A New Drama

Performance | Performance for One: Slippery Memory


Performance for One is a one-on-one performance event written and directed by Edward Einhorn, presented in 10-minute slots at venues across Manhattan. The performance is about memory, but even more so, it is about relationship between performer, audience member, and author. What is the responsibility of the audience member, and how is it felt differently when there is only one audience member? Who is the story teller, the author or the performer? What happens to a memory that two people share after one of those people is gone? Presented by Untitled Theater Company.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Nov 3
2:00 pm

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Performances, November 03, 2019, 11/03/2019, Performance for One: Slippery Memory

Staged Reading | The Force of Habit: Separated-at-Birth Siblings


When separated-at-birth siblings Felix and Hipolita are reunited, it's like The Parent Trap meets She's the Man. Written by Guillen de Castro y Bellvis
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Nov 4
7:00 pm

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Staged Readings, November 04, 2019, 11/04/2019, The Force of Habit: Separated-at-Birth Siblings

Performance | Una Donna Fantasiusa: A One-Woman Show


A true story, where fiction is just background to scenes from real life narrated in this monologue as author Stefano Maria Palmitessa likes to call the memories, sensations, and jokes that the protagonist lived during her arduous childhood, spent alongside her gentle grandmother. Eleonora Micali - an actress from Lentini, Sicily - describes her first steps, that were then enriched by accumulated experiences during a long career of performing around the world, all told in this show, dense with literary transgressions, due to her distinctive fluency in many Italian dialects. In Italian and Sicilian with English supertitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Nov 6
7:00 pm

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Performances, November 06, 2019, 11/06/2019, Una Donna Fantasiusa: A One-Woman Show

Play | Shakespeare's Measure for Measure: Presented by The Public Theater's Mobile Unit


Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its Mobile Unit again this fall with a free three-week tour to venues across the city of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, directed by LA Williams. The complete cast features Jasmine Batchelor (Isabella), Nora Carroll (Escalus/Juliet), Toccarra Cash (Lucio), Alfie Fuller (Pompey), Adrian Kiser (Angelo), Gabrielle Murphy (Provost), Latonia Phipps (Mariana/Overdone), Grace Porter (Duke), and Phumzile Sitole (Claudio/Elbow). “Measure for Measure resonates with some of the greatest challenges of our time: injustice, abuse of power, redemption, and mercy. It ultimately asks: can or should the law be compassionate?” said Director of Mobile Unit Karen Ann Daniels. “It also initiates an exciting new chapter for Mobile Unit, the intentional gathering together to share stories as a catalyst for reflection and joyful celebration of our common humanity.” Measure for Measure features scenic design by Yu-Hsuan Chen, costume design by Asa Benally, and music composition by Jeffery Miller.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Nov 8
7:30 pm

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Plays, November 08, 2019, 11/08/2019, Shakespeare's Measure for Measure: Presented by The Public Theater's Mobile Unit

Staged Reading | Readings of 5 New Plays


A reading of new short plays by local writers, in a casual setting,   Featuring: St John - Lloyd Pace The Wonderer - Linda Crawford Scary Mom - Nancy Kelton And Everything Was Perfect - Monty Monteleagre Lunchtime - Johnny Culver  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Nov 9
12:00 pm

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Staged Readings, November 09, 2019, 11/09/2019, Readings of 5 New Plays

Staged Reading | Shakespeare's The Reign of King Edward the Third


A staged reading of  Shakespeare's The Reign of King Edward the Third by Instant Shakespeare Company.  The Instant Shakespeare Company is dedicated to the proposition that Shakespeare is for everyone!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Nov 9
1:00 pm

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Staged Readings, November 09, 2019, 11/09/2019, Shakespeare's The Reign of King Edward the Third

Performance | Storytelling: Tea in the Slammer


The gritty, true, sometimes hilarious journey of a convent-raised English woman who discovers a surprising use for her tea-making skills while working behind the razor wire as the Protestant chaplain at the largest men’s prison in Maryland. Part gripping storytelling, part eye-opening exposé, wholly enjoyable, this show charts storyteller Chaplain Geraldine Buckley’s introduction to the dark, dangerous world beyond the razor wire and how she won the trust of the troubled men locked up behind it. Unforgettable! Since leaving prison work, storyteller Geraldine Buckley has traveled extensively throughout the US telling stories and teaching workshops and has performed as far away as New Zealand. Geraldine has been featured twice at the National Storytelling Festival, is frequently heard on Sirius radio, and has received three Gold Awards from Storytelling World. She is known for telling true tales of her own inadvertent adventures that are designed to make audiences laugh and think.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Nov 10
3:00 pm

Free
Performances, November 10, 2019, 11/10/2019, Storytelling: Tea in the Slammer

Performance | I’ve Got A Song!: A Living History of the McCarthy Era


Written and performed by Nancy Hood with narration and musical accompaniment by Barry Brown, I’ve Got A Song! depicts Nancy’s childhood experiences growing up in a leftist family during the McCarthy Era. Complementing the stories is a musical selection ranging from spirituals to union songs, haunting love ballads to humorous tunes of social significance. A backdrop of family photographs and newspaper clippings completes this living history lesson that spans the mid-’40s through the early ’60s. Evoking laughter and tears, this program draws the audience into a child’s courageous struggle with adversity and persecution. A reception with wine and cheese will follow the event.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Nov 13
4:30 pm

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Performances, November 13, 2019, 11/13/2019, I&rsquo;ve Got A Song!: A Living History of the McCarthy Era

Performance | Terra Matta: The Extraordinary Autobiography of a Sicilian Laborer


Terra Matta is adapted from the extraordinary autobiography of a Sicilian laborer at the beginning of the century, written between 1968 and 1975 on an old Olivetti. It is a monumental work: 1027 pages without spacing or margins. Terra Matta is the first-person account of the immense and intimate effort to emancipate and survive poverty; the human story of the protagonist flows in an extraordinary intertwining of major and minor history against the backdrop of the extremely poor rural Italy of the beginning of the century, surprised and torn by the Great War, the Italy of sacrificed youth, the disappointed Italy of a "fragile" victory. Based on the diaries of Vincenzo Rabito. Adapted and interpreted by Stefano Panzeri. In Sicilian with English supertitles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Nov 15
6:30 pm

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Performances, November 15, 2019, 11/15/2019, Terra Matta: The Extraordinary Autobiography of a Sicilian Laborer

Theater | Shakespeare's Measure For Measure


The Public's acclaimed Mobile Unit presents a bold new production of Shakespeare's Measure For Measure directed by LA Williams. Temporarily left in charge by the Duke, the upright and uptight Lord Angelo has decided to crack down on the city's debauchery, arresting young Claudio for impregnating his fiancee Juliet before their wedding. When virtuous Isabella, Claudio's sister, hears of his death sentence, she begs Lord Angelo for mercy. But hypocritical Angelo propositions her instead, leaving Isabella with an impossible choice: save her soul or her brother's life. In this timely production, lovers and leaders in disguise reveal the injustices of our justice system, and how those in power take advantage of those without it - asking the question, can the law be both just and merciful? The Public Theater's Mobile Unit is a reinvention of Joseph Papp's "Mobile Theater," which began in 1957. Papp's original touring company evolved into the New York Shakespeare Festival, and ultimately became The Public Theater. All of it was built on a simple idea: Culture belongs to everyone. This idea remains at the heart of The Public Theater's work to this day. The Mobile Unit still takes this mission out to the communities across New York City, providing free performances to all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Nov 15
7:00 pm

Free
Theaters, November 15, 2019, 11/15/2019, Shakespeare's Measure For Measure

Play | Shakespeare's Measure for Measure: Presented by The Public Theater's Mobile Unit


Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its Mobile Unit again this fall with a free three-week tour to venues across the city of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, directed by LA Williams. The complete cast features Jasmine Batchelor (Isabella), Nora Carroll (Escalus/Juliet), Toccarra Cash (Lucio), Alfie Fuller (Pompey), Adrian Kiser (Angelo), Gabrielle Murphy (Provost), Latonia Phipps (Mariana/Overdone), Grace Porter (Duke), and Phumzile Sitole (Claudio/Elbow). “Measure for Measure resonates with some of the greatest challenges of our time: injustice, abuse of power, redemption, and mercy. It ultimately asks: can or should the law be compassionate?” said Director of Mobile Unit Karen Ann Daniels. “It also initiates an exciting new chapter for Mobile Unit, the intentional gathering together to share stories as a catalyst for reflection and joyful celebration of our common humanity.” Measure for Measure features scenic design by Yu-Hsuan Chen, costume design by Asa Benally, and music composition by Jeffery Miller.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Nov 15
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Plays, November 15, 2019, 11/15/2019, Shakespeare's Measure for Measure: Presented by The Public Theater's Mobile Unit

Staged Reading | Extracted: An Allegorical Tale About Modern Politics and Immigration


Equity Library Theater presents Extracted reading of a play by Dwayne Yancey. A truck driver sleeping in his cab in southern California is awoken by someone banging on his door. He opens it to find two teen-age girls who say they desperately need a ride back to New York -- Sam says she's rescued her sister Libby from drug gangs in Los Angeles and needs to get her home to her family. Thus begins a strange, cross-country journey full of mysterious characters -- and a dark allegorical tale about modern politics and immigration.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Nov 16
12:00 pm

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Staged Readings, November 16, 2019, 11/16/2019, Extracted: An Allegorical Tale About Modern Politics and Immigration

Performance | Theatre of the Oppressed NYC


TONYC was founded in 2011 by Katy Rubin, who trained with Augusto Boal in Rio, in 2008. After returning to New York and discovering a lack of effective "popular theatre" – interactive theatre created by communities facing oppression – Rubin helped form the Jan Hus Homeless Theatre Troupe, which is now called Concrete Justice. Since 2011, TONYC has grown rapidly in response to a real need from communities in crisis for social change. Our team of Jokers and Jokers-in-Training – the people who help facilitate workshops and performances – now collaborate with TONYC’s troupes to create more than 60 public performances a year.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Nov 21
7:00 pm

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Performances, November 21, 2019, 11/21/2019, Theatre of the Oppressed NYC

Staged Reading | Shakespeare's The Two Noble Kinsmen


Instant Shakespeare company performs a staged reading of The Two Noble Kinsmen by Shakespeare.  The Two Noble Kinsmen is a Jacobean tragicomedy, first published in 1634 and attributed to John Fletcher and William Shakespeare. Its plot derives from "The Knight's Tale" in Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, which had already been dramatised at least twice before.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Nov 30
12:00 pm

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Staged Readings, November 30, 2019, 11/30/2019, Shakespeare's The Two Noble Kinsmen
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