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97 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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Set in an all-night coffee shop on New York's upper Broadway, where the riff-raff, the addicts, prostitutes, bums, the petty thieves, the desperate of the big city come together. At the core of the play are Joe and Darlene, two young people who seem to have the need to transcend the turmoil and ugliness of the life in which they found themselves. A student profuction of Lanford Wilson's play.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Sep 22
7:00 pm

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Plays, September 22, 2017, 09/22/2017, Balm in Gilead: New York's a Tough Place
Fri, Sep 22
7:00 pm

Regular: $25
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Plays, September 22, 2017, 09/22/2017, A play about a historical event
Fri, Sep 22
7:00 pm

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Plays, September 22, 2017, 09/22/2017, Adaptation of a classic short story
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Producer Eric Vetter, who is known for bringing a multicultural mix of comedy, music and fun to alternative performance spaces throughout the city, kicks things off. Shows also feature "No Name" house band The Summer Replacements, including Carl (BabyFreak) Fortunato and Fernando (Dr. Sandman) Morales Gonzalez.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Sep 22
7:00 pm

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Comedy Clubs, September 22, 2017, 09/22/2017, No Name Comedy/Variety Show
Fri, Sep 22
7:30 pm

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Plays, September 22, 2017, 09/22/2017, Comical and uplifting play
Fri, Sep 22
8:00 pm

Regular: $25
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Comedy Clubs, September 22, 2017, 09/22/2017, Stand-up comedy
Fri, Sep 22
8:00 pm

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Comedy Clubs, September 22, 2017, 09/22/2017, Comedy in East Village
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A weekly comedy show featuring comedians who have been seen on Comedy Central, College Humor and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Sep 22
9:00 pm

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Comedy Clubs, September 22, 2017, 09/22/2017, ComedyBnB Show
Fri, Sep 22
10:00 pm

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Performances, September 22, 2017, 09/22/2017, Comedy and hypnosis
Fri, Sep 22
10:00 pm

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Comedy Clubs, September 22, 2017, 09/22/2017, Comedy in East Village
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Presented by the Instant Shakespeare Company.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Sep 23
1:00 pm

Free
Staged Readings, September 23, 2017, 09/23/2017, Shakespeare's The Famous Historie of the Life of King Henry VIII
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Presented by the Instant Shakespeare Company.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Sep 23
1:00 pm

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Staged Readings, September 23, 2017, 09/23/2017, Shakespeare's  The Tragedie of Macbeth
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Brave New World Repertory Theatre presents The Plantation, set in 1870 Virginia after emancipation, but before the onset of Jim Crow. The Plantation re-imagines The Cherry Orchard to tell a post-Civil War story about tectonic shifts in social status of black and white Americans during the period after the war when Southern aristocracy was brought to its knees. Chekhov’s Russian serfs become American freed men and women in this immersive and emotionally charged production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, Sep 23
1:30 pm

Free
Plays, September 23, 2017, 09/23/2017, The Plantation: A a Bold New Adaptation of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard
Sat, Sep 23
2:00 pm

Regular: $47
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Musicals, September 23, 2017, 09/23/2017, Drama
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Set in an all-night coffee shop on New York's upper Broadway, where the riff-raff, the addicts, prostitutes, bums, the petty thieves, the desperate of the big city come together. At the core of the play are Joe and Darlene, two young people who seem to have the need to transcend the turmoil and ugliness of the life in which they found themselves. A student profuction of Lanford Wilson's play.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Sep 23
2:00 pm

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Plays, September 23, 2017, 09/23/2017, Balm in Gilead: New York's a Tough Place
Sat, Sep 23
2:00 pm

Regular: $70
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Broadways, September 23, 2017, 09/23/2017, Broadway show
Sat, Sep 23
3:00 pm

Regular: $30
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Musicals, September 23, 2017, 09/23/2017, For kids!
Sat, Sep 23
6:00 pm

Regular: $20
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Performances, September 23, 2017, 09/23/2017, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
Sat, Sep 23
6:00 pm

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Musicals, September 23, 2017, 09/23/2017, For kids!
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A lone merchant, Anna Fierling, (played here by three actors) tries to achieve the irreconcilable aims of making money and keeping her children alive during the nightmare of the Thirty Years War. Bertolt Brecht's masterpiece of silence and survival seems only to have grown in stature since its premiere in 1941 as we consider the recent ravages of wars still plaguing the planet. This version by David Hare first premiered at The National Theatre in London in 1995. It features new original music composed for this student production by Matthew Dean Marsh.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Sep 23
7:00 pm

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Plays, September 23, 2017, 09/23/2017, Mother Courage and Her Children: Bertolt Brecht's Masterpiece
Sat, Sep 23
7:00 pm

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Plays, September 23, 2017, 09/23/2017, A play about a historical event
Sat, Sep 23
7:00 pm

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Plays, September 23, 2017, 09/23/2017, Adaptation of a classic short story
Sat, Sep 23
7:00 pm

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Plays, September 23, 2017, 09/23/2017, Drama about friendship and rivalry
Sat, Sep 23
7:30 pm

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Plays, September 23, 2017, 09/23/2017, Comical and uplifting play
Sat, Sep 23
8:00 pm

Regular: $47
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Musicals, September 23, 2017, 09/23/2017, Drama
Sat, Sep 23
8:00 pm

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Comedy Clubs, September 23, 2017, 09/23/2017, Stand-up comedy
Sat, Sep 23
8:00 pm

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Comedy Clubs, September 23, 2017, 09/23/2017, Comedy in East Village
Sat, Sep 23
9:30 pm

Regular: $15
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Performances, September 23, 2017, 09/23/2017, Adult circus show
Sat, Sep 23
10:00 pm

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Comedy Clubs, September 23, 2017, 09/23/2017, Comedy in East Village
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Brave New World Repertory Theatre presents The Plantation, set in 1870 Virginia after emancipation, but before the onset of Jim Crow. The Plantation re-imagines The Cherry Orchard to tell a post-Civil War story about tectonic shifts in social status of black and white Americans during the period after the war when Southern aristocracy was brought to its knees. Chekhov’s Russian serfs become American freed men and women in this immersive and emotionally charged production.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Sep 24
1:30 pm

Free
Plays, September 24, 2017, 09/24/2017, The Plantation: A a Bold New Adaptation of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard
Sun, Sep 24
2:00 pm

Regular: $39
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Musicals, September 24, 2017, 09/24/2017, Political comedy
Play |
A lone merchant, Anna Fierling, (played here by three actors) tries to achieve the irreconcilable aims of making money and keeping her children alive during the nightmare of the Thirty Years War. Bertolt Brecht's masterpiece of silence and survival seems only to have grown in stature since its premiere in 1941 as we consider the recent ravages of wars still plaguing the planet. This version by David Hare first premiered at The National Theatre in London in 1995. It features new original music composed for this student production by Matthew Dean Marsh.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Sep 24
2:00 pm

Free
Plays, September 24, 2017, 09/24/2017, Mother Courage and Her Children: Bertolt Brecht's Masterpiece
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“His story broke my world view wide open. He was a kid my age, working with Cesar Chavez to win better conditions for his family of itinerant farm workers.” Before that moment, storyteller Norah Dooley believed that every promise of our “exceptional” US democracy was a common reality. She hopes her stories about her arrest as a supporter of Chavez’s United Farm Workers, her civil-disobedience last summer for obstructing construction of a fossil-fuel pipeline - and many a “just cause” in between - will help others think of ways to make the dream of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” a reality for all people. Appropriate for adults and youth 14 and older
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Sep 24
3:00 pm

Free
Performances, September 24, 2017, 09/24/2017, 'Disobedient': Professional Storyteller Norah Dooley's Heartbreaking Remembrance
Sun, Sep 24
3:00 pm

Regular: $30
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Musicals, September 24, 2017, 09/24/2017, For kids!
Sun, Sep 24
3:00 pm

Regular: $47
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Musicals, September 24, 2017, 09/24/2017, Drama
Sun, Sep 24
3:00 pm

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Plays, September 24, 2017, 09/24/2017, Adaptation of a classic short story
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Suspense and paranoia surround an archaeological dig that uncovers an unknown foreign object in the Akuhma Desert. It is up to an unlikely team of a chemist, a geologist, and two cooks to reveal the secrets of the mysterious find. In this sci-fi thriller with smatterings of comedy, the group of four begin to unravel the truth of what is in the desert and, in doing so, destroy the reality they once knew. By Walter Brandes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Sep 24
6:00 pm

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Staged Readings, September 24, 2017, 09/24/2017, The Akuhma Desert: Archeological Dig Drama
Sun, Sep 24
9:00 pm

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Performances, September 24, 2017, 09/24/2017, Comedy and intelligence
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Prudence Wright Holmes performs her one-woman show. Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, was of one of America’s most beloved but reclusive authors. In this  solo show, we learn of her close relationships with her father and her childhood friend,Truman Capote, until they both broke her heart. She never wrote another book. Until she did. Prudence Wright Holmes has appeared in the films Sister Act I and II, In Dreams, My Own Love Song, After.Life and God’s Pocket. On Broadway, she appeared in Happy End, Lettice and Lovage, Inherit the Wind, and The Light in the Piazza. She wrote and performed her critically-acclaimed solo show Bexley, OH! at New York Theatre Workshop. She is currently touring her solo show, Call Me William, the Life and Loves of Willa Cather as well as her interactive murder mystery, Agatha is Missing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Sep 25
5:30 pm

Free
Performances, September 25, 2017, 09/25/2017, The Secrets of a Mockingbird: A One-Woman Show on Harper Lee's Life
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Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Weekly guided 75-minute walking tours led by knowledgeable volunteer guides will offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape. Takes place Tuesdays May 2 -October 31 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 26
6:30 pm

Free
Performances, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, High Line Tour: From Freight to Flowers
Tue, Sep 26
7:00 pm

Regular: $47
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Musicals, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Drama
Staged Reading |
A staged reading of Jean Giraudoux’s classic play. In this comic satire, an eccentric Madwoman recruits the street vagabonds of the Parisian Chaillot district to save the city from ruthless oil prospectors in a battle of love and humanity vs. brutality and avarice. The reading will take place on two nights: Wednesday, September 27th and Thursday, September 28th at 7:00pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 27
7:00 pm

Free
Staged Readings, September 27, 2017, 09/27/2017, The Madwoman of Chaillot: Classic Comic Satire
Wed, Sep 27
7:00 pm

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Musicals, September 27, 2017, 09/27/2017, Drama
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Rehearsal for Truth is a unique festival presenting the best in Central European theater to New York’s public and professional audiences. The festival will highlight Havel’s legacy as a playwright and activist through live performances, panel discussions, and workshops. The festival will reflect not only Havel’s contribution to twentieth-century theater but also his belief in the potential of Central European cultural traditions to enrich human existence in the modern age. Otton/Home is the Hungarian production by dollardaddy's theater company.  The text is loosely based on the play The Pelican by August Strindberg Talk back after the show introduced by Attila Szabó, Deputy Director, Hungarian Theatre Institute The show will be performed in Hungarian with English subtitles
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 27
8:00 pm

Free
Plays, September 27, 2017, 09/27/2017, Rehearsal for Truth: The Best of Central European Theater in Honor of Vaclav Havel
Comedy Club |
Stand-up comedy show (that has been featured on MTV, and that fills to standing-room only each week). The show is produced by Brendan Fitzgibbons (The Onion, McSweeney's) and Lance Weiss (Carolines on Broadway) with comedians from David Letterman, Vh1, MTV, The Onion, and Comedy Central. Free pizza!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 27
9:00 pm

Free
Comedy Clubs, September 27, 2017, 09/27/2017, Gandhi, Is That You? Comedy Show - with Free Pizza
Thu, Sep 28
3:00 pm

Regular: $Free, industry event made available for CFT Members via a special arrangement
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Staged Readings, September 28, 2017, 09/28/2017, Operetta by an iconic playwright
Thu, Sep 28
7:00 pm

Regular: $47
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Musicals, September 28, 2017, 09/28/2017, Drama
Fri, Sep 29
8:00 pm

Regular: $25
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Comedy Clubs, September 29, 2017, 09/29/2017, Stand-up comedy
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A weekly comedy show featuring comedians who have been seen on Comedy Central, College Humor and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Sep 29
9:00 pm

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Comedy Clubs, September 29, 2017, 09/29/2017, ComedyBnB Show
Staged Reading |
The Instant Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. 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, Sep 30
1:00 pm

Free
Staged Readings, September 30, 2017, 09/30/2017, Antony & Cleopatra: Shakespeare Tragedy
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In a conservative society, a woman forces herself into a marriage of convenience, only to discover that her true passion lies with her past lover – a passion that drags her down like a river – bringing together a marriage between Love and Death. The College of Performing Arts' School of Drama Directing Festival presents this play by Federico García Lorca, translated by Caridad Svich, directed by Andrés López-Alicea.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, Sep 30
3:00 pm

Free
Plays, September 30, 2017, 09/30/2017, Blood Wedding: Federico García Lorca's Play About Love and Death
Sat, Sep 30
6:00 pm

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Performances, September 30, 2017, 09/30/2017, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
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It’s 2013, Obama has just been re-elected, and The Republican Party finally realizes it has a problem with race. In an attempt to win the 2016 presidential election, the GOP backs a candidate who is a mixture of every race on earth. Christopher Chen's wild and surreal comedy skewers all political parties to the point it becomes indiscernible of what is satire – and what is today’s frightening reality. This production is part of The College of Performing Arts' School of Drama New Visions Directing Festival.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Sep 30
8:00 pm

Free
Plays, September 30, 2017, 09/30/2017, Mutt: Let’s All Talk About Race: A Surreal Comedy
Sat, Sep 30
8:00 pm

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Comedy Clubs, September 30, 2017, 09/30/2017, Stand-up comedy
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Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Weekly guided 75-minute walking tours led by knowledgeable volunteer guides will offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape. Takes place Tuesdays May 2 -October 31 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 3
6:30 pm

Free
Performances, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, High Line Tour: From Freight to Flowers
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This month's theme: Paranormal V.8.0: Stories that are non-corporeal, metaphysical, woo-woo, freaky-deaky, out-of-this-world, or just plain out there! Super Storytellers is curated and co-hosted by author/storyteller Michele Carlo. The show will also include a "Magic Hat Open-Mic" where audience members can sign up for a chance at four minutes of stage time to share their own stories.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 3
7:00 pm

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Comedy Clubs, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, No Name's Super Storytellers Edition
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In a conservative society, a woman forces herself into a marriage of convenience, only to discover that her true passion lies with her past lover – a passion that drags her down like a river – bringing together a marriage between Love and Death. The College of Performing Arts' School of Drama Directing Festival presents this play by Federico García Lorca, translated by Caridad Svich, directed by Andrés López-Alicea.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 4
7:00 pm

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Plays, October 04, 2017, 10/04/2017, Blood Wedding: Federico García Lorca's Play About Love and Death
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It’s 2013, Obama has just been re-elected, and The Republican Party finally realizes it has a problem with race. In an attempt to win the 2016 presidential election, the GOP backs a candidate who is a mixture of every race on earth. Christopher Chen's wild and surreal comedy skewers all political parties to the point it becomes indiscernible of what is satire – and what is today’s frightening reality. This production is part of The College of Performing Arts' School of Drama New Visions Directing Festival.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 4
9:30 pm

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Plays, October 04, 2017, 10/04/2017, Mutt: Let’s All Talk About Race: A Surreal Comedy
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An illuminating work of documentary theater, The Tar Sands Songbook asks us to reconsider our unseen relationships with oil. Creator Tanya Kalmanovitch knows these relationships all too well. Born in Fort McMurray, Canada, near the site of the Athabasca Oil Sands, the world’s largest bitumen reservoir, she made her decision to become a musician as a teenager because “it had nothing to do with oil.” Fort McMurray has since become a flashpoint of international clashes over energy, the environment, and the economy. Written in collaboration with director Cecilia Rubino, Kalmanovitch's polyphonic piece weaves together a chorus of actors' voices with an original, improvised score. The words of indigenous activists, engineers, heavy equipment operators, elders, oil patch workers, scientists, and those of her own family fuel discussions of our past and the powerful forces that shape our future. Run time is 75 minutes with no intermission.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Oct 5
7:00 pm

Free
Performances, October 05, 2017, 10/05/2017, The Tar Sands Songbook: Documentary Theater That Asks Us to Reconsider Our Relationship with Oil
Thu, Oct 5
7:00 pm

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Musicals, October 05, 2017, 10/05/2017, Political comedy
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It’s 2013, Obama has just been re-elected, and The Republican Party finally realizes it has a problem with race. In an attempt to win the 2016 presidential election, the GOP backs a candidate who is a mixture of every race on earth. Christopher Chen's wild and surreal comedy skewers all political parties to the point it becomes indiscernible of what is satire – and what is today’s frightening reality. This production is part of The College of Performing Arts' School of Drama New Visions Directing Festival.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Oct 5
7:00 pm

Free
Plays, October 05, 2017, 10/05/2017, Mutt: Let’s All Talk About Race: A Surreal Comedy
Performance |
An illuminating work of documentary theater, The Tar Sands Songbook asks us to reconsider our unseen relationships with oil. Creator Tanya Kalmanovitch knows these relationships all too well. Born in Fort McMurray, Canada, near the site of the Athabasca Oil Sands, the world’s largest bitumen reservoir, she made her decision to become a musician as a teenager because “it had nothing to do with oil.” Fort McMurray has since become a flashpoint of international clashes over energy, the environment, and the economy. Written in collaboration with director Cecilia Rubino, Kalmanovitch's polyphonic piece weaves together a chorus of actors' voices with an original, improvised score. The words of indigenous activists, engineers, heavy equipment operators, elders, oil patch workers, scientists, and those of her own family fuel discussions of our past and the powerful forces that shape our future. Run time is 75 minutes with no intermission.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Oct 6
7:00 pm

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Performances, October 06, 2017, 10/06/2017, The Tar Sands Songbook: Documentary Theater That Asks Us to Reconsider Our Relationship with Oil
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In a conservative society, a woman forces herself into a marriage of convenience, only to discover that her true passion lies with her past lover – a passion that drags her down like a river – bringing together a marriage between Love and Death. The College of Performing Arts' School of Drama Directing Festival presents this play by Federico García Lorca, translated by Caridad Svich, directed by Andrés López-Alicea.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Oct 6
7:00 pm

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Plays, October 06, 2017, 10/06/2017, Blood Wedding: Federico García Lorca's Play About Love and Death
Play |
It’s 2013, Obama has just been re-elected, and The Republican Party finally realizes it has a problem with race. In an attempt to win the 2016 presidential election, the GOP backs a candidate who is a mixture of every race on earth. Christopher Chen's wild and surreal comedy skewers all political parties to the point it becomes indiscernible of what is satire – and what is today’s frightening reality. This production is part of The College of Performing Arts' School of Drama New Visions Directing Festival.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Oct 6
9:30 pm

Free
Plays, October 06, 2017, 10/06/2017, Mutt: Let’s All Talk About Race: A Surreal Comedy
Staged Reading |
The Instant Shakespeare Company readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. 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, Oct 7
1:00 pm

Free
Staged Readings, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Measure for Measure: Shakespeare Comedy
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The Inamori Art Project Group was established by Naariko Inamori, a housewife with a progressive and incurable disease with the desire that we should hand over a peaceful future to children all over the world. Inamori Group, a volunter group of actors, singers, and dancers keeps alive that dream with theatrical plays music and live arts. They believe the message they bring will reach people's hearts and that the planet will be come a more peaceful world. They will perform "Prayer of Love and Peace" and "Nagasaki Miracle."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Oct 7
3:00 pm

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Performances, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, The Inamori Art Project Group: Actors, Singers and Dancers
Sat, Oct 7
6:00 pm

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Performances, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
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The Inamori Art Project Group was established by Naariko Inamori, a housewife with a progressive and incurable disease with the desire that we should hand over a peaceful future to children all over the world. Inamori Group, a volunter group of actors, singers, and dancers keeps alive that dream with theatrical plays music and live arts. They believe the message they bring will reach people's hearts and that the planet will be come a more peaceful world. They will perform "Prayer of Love and Peace" and "Nagasaki Miracle."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Oct 7
7:00 pm

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Performances, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, The Inamori Art Project Group: Actors, Singers and Dancers
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Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Weekly guided 75-minute walking tours led by knowledgeable volunteer guides will offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape. Takes place Tuesdays May 2 -October 31 2017.
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Tue, Oct 10
6:30 pm

Free
Performances, October 10, 2017, 10/10/2017, High Line Tour: From Freight to Flowers
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This commission commemorates Howard Zinn’s seminal book, A People’s History of the United States, with music and spoken word performances that will bring to life the extraordinary history of ordinary people in the book: those 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 workday, advancing women's rights and gay liberation, and struggling to right the wrongs of the day. Musicians, actors, and spoken word performers, including Staceyann Chin, Brian Jones, Ramon Rodriguez, Michael Ealy, Gaby Hoffmann, Geoffrey Arend, and activist Linda Sarsour, will bring to life original source materials from the rebels, dissenters, and visionaries of our past—and present. Anthony Arnove, coeditor with Howard Zinn of the Voices of a People's History of the United States anthology and author of the introduction to the new 35th-anniversary edition of A People's History of the United States, narrates.  
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Thu, Oct 12
7:30 pm

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Performances, October 12, 2017, 10/12/2017, Voices of a People’s History of the United States: Music and Spoken Word Performances
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The Instant Shakespeare Company readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. 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, Oct 14
1:00 pm

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Staged Readings, October 14, 2017, 10/14/2017, Love for Love: Comedy of Manners by William Congreve
Sat, Oct 14
2:30 pm

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Plays, October 14, 2017, 10/14/2017, "Theatrical Magic"
Sat, Oct 14
6:00 pm

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Performances, October 14, 2017, 10/14/2017, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
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Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Weekly guided 75-minute walking tours led by knowledgeable volunteer guides will offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape. Takes place Tuesdays May 2 -October 31 2017.
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Tue, Oct 17
6:30 pm

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Performances, October 17, 2017, 10/17/2017, High Line Tour: From Freight to Flowers
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The library's popular sing along series returns to celebrate Hair, The Public Theater's first non-Shakespeare production that opened the Astor Place on October 17, 1967. The library's collection includes many one-of-kind artifacts related to the creation of Hair. See these rare materials, hear memories and insights from a parade of special guests, and sing along to live performances of your favorite Hair numbers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 17
7:00 pm

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Performances, October 17, 2017, 10/17/2017, Hair Sing Along/Show and Tell
Tue, Oct 17
7:00 pm

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Musicals, October 17, 2017, 10/17/2017, Political comedy
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A roundlet of thwarted lovers, mistaken identity, cross-dressing, and inept swordplay – sound familiar? But this delirious farce was written by a sly, feminine hand…in the 17th century. Written by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Translated by Catherine Boyle. Directed by Melody Brooks.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Oct 19
8:00 pm

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Plays, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, House of Desires: 17th Century Comedy
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A roundlet of thwarted lovers, mistaken identity, cross-dressing, and inept swordplay – sound familiar? But this delirious farce was written by a sly, feminine hand…in the 17th century. Written by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Translated by Catherine Boyle. Directed by Melody Brooks.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Oct 20
8:00 pm

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Plays, October 20, 2017, 10/20/2017, House of Desires: 17th Century Comedy
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Presented by the Instant Shakespeare Company.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Oct 21
1:00 pm

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Staged Readings, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, Henry V: Shakespeare History Play
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A roundlet of thwarted lovers, mistaken identity, cross-dressing, and inept swordplay – sound familiar? But this delirious farce was written by a sly, feminine hand…in the 17th century. Written by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Translated by Catherine Boyle. Directed by Melody Brooks.
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Sat, Oct 21
3:00 pm

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Plays, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, House of Desires: 17th Century Comedy
Sat, Oct 21
6:00 pm

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Performances, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
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A roundlet of thwarted lovers, mistaken identity, cross-dressing, and inept swordplay – sound familiar? But this delirious farce was written by a sly, feminine hand…in the 17th century. Written by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Translated by Catherine Boyle. Directed by Melody Brooks.
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Sat, Oct 21
8:00 pm

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Plays, October 21, 2017, 10/21/2017, House of Desires: 17th Century Comedy
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Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Weekly guided 75-minute walking tours led by knowledgeable volunteer guides will offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape. Takes place Tuesdays May 2 -October 31 2017.
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Tue, Oct 24
6:30 pm

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Performances, October 24, 2017, 10/24/2017, High Line Tour: From Freight to Flowers
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In the vein of novelist Fannie Flagg, Bill Logan takes you to a small Texas town in the 1950’s, were secrets wait to be uncovered. Runs about 90 minutes.  Presented by Equity Library Theatre.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Oct 28
12:00 pm

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Staged Readings, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Miss Belle: A Southern Comedy by New York Playwright
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Presented by the Instant Shakespeare Company.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Oct 28
1:00 pm

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Staged Readings, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Pericles, Prince of Tyre: Shakespeare Drama
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Presented by the Instant Shakespeare Company.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Oct 28
1:30 pm

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Staged Readings, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Troilus and Cressida: Shakespeare Tragedy
Sat, Oct 28
6:00 pm

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Performances, October 28, 2017, 10/28/2017, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
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Drunken Shakespeare invites you to get rowdy with rogues and strut your Stratfordian swagger! Got an audition piece you've been dying to show off? Want to give that soliloquy from your high school English class a try? This is the time! There'll be prizes, surprises, drink specials and much more!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Oct 30
8:00 pm

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Performances, October 30, 2017, 10/30/2017, Drunken Shakespeare
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Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky. Weekly guided 75-minute walking tours led by knowledgeable volunteer guides will offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape. Takes place Tuesdays May 2 -October 31 2017.
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Tue, Oct 31
6:30 pm

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Performances, October 31, 2017, 10/31/2017, High Line Tour: From Freight to Flowers
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Presented by the Instant Shakespeare Company.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Nov 4
1:00 pm

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Staged Readings, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Macbeth: Shakespeare Tragedy
Sat, Nov 4
6:00 pm

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Performances, November 04, 2017, 11/04/2017, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
Sat, Nov 11
2:30 pm

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Plays, November 11, 2017, 11/11/2017, "Theatrical Magic"
Sat, Nov 11
6:00 pm

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Performances, November 11, 2017, 11/11/2017, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
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Sat, Nov 18
1:00 pm

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Staged Readings, November 18, 2017, 11/18/2017, King Lear: Shakespeare Drama
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Presented by the Instant Shakespeare Company.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Nov 18
1:00 pm

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Staged Readings, November 18, 2017, 11/18/2017, Coriolanus: Shakespeare Tragedy
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   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Nov 25
1:00 pm

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Staged Readings, November 25, 2017, 11/25/2017, The Tempest: Shakespeare Drama
Sat, Nov 25
6:00 pm

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Performances, November 25, 2017, 11/25/2017, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
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The Instant Shakespeare Company readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. 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.
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Sat, Dec 2
1:00 pm

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Staged Readings, December 02, 2017, 12/02/2017, Cymbeline: Shakespeare Tragedy
Sat, Dec 2
6:00 pm

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Performances, December 02, 2017, 12/02/2017, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
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The Instant Shakespeare Company readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. 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.
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Sat, Dec 9
1:00 pm

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Staged Readings, December 09, 2017, 12/09/2017, All's Well That Ends Well: Shakespeare Comedy
Sat, Dec 9
2:30 pm

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Plays, December 09, 2017, 12/09/2017, "Theatrical Magic"
Sat, Dec 9
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Performances, December 09, 2017, 12/09/2017, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
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Sat, Dec 16
1:00 pm

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Staged Readings, December 16, 2017, 12/16/2017, The Winter's Tale: Shakespeare Comedy
Sat, Dec 16
6:00 pm

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Performances, December 16, 2017, 12/16/2017, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
Sat, Dec 23
6:00 pm

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Performances, December 23, 2017, 12/23/2017, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
Sat, Dec 30
6:00 pm

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Performances, December 30, 2017, 12/30/2017, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
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