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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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55 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.

Play | Measure for Measure: An Adaptation of Shakespeare's Classic Comedy


It's 1979, Mardi Gras has been officially cancelled, yet the community is still celebrating. 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 how those in power take advantage of those without it - asking the question, can the law be both just and merciful? The all-black women cast features Jasmine Batchelor (Isabella), Nora Carroll (Escalus/Juliet), Toccarra Cash (Lucio), Alfie Fuller (Pompey), Adrian Kiser (Angelo), Gabrielle Murphy (Provost), Jacqueline Nwabueze (Understudy), Latonia Phipps (Mariana/Overdone), and Grace Porter (Duke).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Measure for Measure: An Adaptation of Shakespeare's Classic Comedy

Performance | Rudolph's Tale: A 1964 Christmas


Gotham Radio Theatre takes you back to 1964 for an evening of classic television starring Rudolph and his merry band of misfits. It's a version of the classic tale presented with a hint of parody and vintage commercials, comprised of humorous twists and fond memories that will keep you laughing. It's an evening designed for the young AND young at heart. Two Performances Only on 11/7/2019: 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm

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Performances, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Rudolph's Tale: A 1964 Christmas
Sat, Dec 7
2:00 pm

Regular: $40
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Musicals, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Do you want to see a world of wonder in a musical?
Sat, Dec 7
3:00 pm

Regular: $20
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Plays, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Winter story for kids!
Sat, Dec 7
3:30 pm

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Performances, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Magic show

Play | Measure for Measure: An Adaptation of Shakespeare's Classic Comedy


It's 1979, Mardi Gras has been officially cancelled, yet the community is still celebrating. 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 how those in power take advantage of those without it - asking the question, can the law be both just and merciful? The all-black women cast features Jasmine Batchelor (Isabella), Nora Carroll (Escalus/Juliet), Toccarra Cash (Lucio), Alfie Fuller (Pompey), Adrian Kiser (Angelo), Gabrielle Murphy (Provost), Jacqueline Nwabueze (Understudy), Latonia Phipps (Mariana/Overdone), and Grace Porter (Duke).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm

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Plays, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Measure for Measure: An Adaptation of Shakespeare's Classic Comedy
Sat, Dec 7
7:00 pm

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Plays, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Comedy Blockbuster
Sat, Dec 7
7:00 pm

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Performances, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Holiday Variety Show!

Performance | Writers in Performance Showcase: Dream


Writers in Performance is a 12-week writing and performance workshop culminating in two public presentations.  Throughout the course of the workshop, talented actors, playwrights, poets and storytellers have explored writing exercises, theater games, improvisation, movement techniques, and ensemble work in a safe, creative environment. This season, the theme and title of the Writers in Performance show is “Dream.” Writers in Performance participants are diverse by design; not only in ethnicity, but by age, and experience as well, mixing professionals with students. The troupe will showcase the monologues and short scenes they have been crafting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm

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Performances, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Writers in Performance Showcase: Dream
Sat, Dec 7
8:00 pm

Regular: $69
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Plays, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, A Play by Obie Winner, directed by Tony Winner
Sat, Dec 7
8:00 pm

Regular: $30
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Plays, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Drama by Tony-Nominated Playwright
Sat, Dec 7
8:00 pm

Regular: $25
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Comedy Clubs, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Stand Up Comedy
Sat, Dec 7
11:00 pm

Regular: $37.50
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Musicals, December 07, 2019, 12/07/2019, Horror Musical

Play | Measure for Measure: An Adaptation of Shakespeare's Classic Comedy


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 how those in power take advantage of those without it - asking the question, can the law be both just and merciful? The all-black women cast features Jasmine Batchelor (Isabella), Nora Carroll (Escalus/Juliet), Toccarra Cash (Lucio), Alfie Fuller (Pompey), Adrian Kiser (Angelo), Gabrielle Murphy (Provost), Jacqueline Nwabueze (Understudy), Latonia Phipps (Mariana/Overdone), and Grace Porter (Duke).
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Dec 8
1:00 pm

Free
Plays, December 08, 2019, 12/08/2019, Measure for Measure: An Adaptation of Shakespeare's Classic Comedy
Sun, Dec 8
2:00 pm

Regular: $30
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Plays, December 08, 2019, 12/08/2019, Drama by Tony-Nominated Playwright
Sun, Dec 8
3:30 pm

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Performances, December 08, 2019, 12/08/2019, Magic show

Play | Measure for Measure: An Adaptation of Shakespeare's Classic Comedy


It's 1979, Mardi Gras has been officially cancelled, yet the community is still celebrating. 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 how those in power take advantage of those without it - asking the question, can the law be both just and merciful? The all-black women cast features Jasmine Batchelor (Isabella), Nora Carroll (Escalus/Juliet), Toccarra Cash (Lucio), Alfie Fuller (Pompey), Adrian Kiser (Angelo), Gabrielle Murphy (Provost), Jacqueline Nwabueze (Understudy), Latonia Phipps (Mariana/Overdone), and Grace Porter (Duke).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm

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Plays, December 08, 2019, 12/08/2019, Measure for Measure: An Adaptation of Shakespeare's Classic Comedy
Sun, Dec 8
7:00 pm

Regular: $39
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Plays, December 08, 2019, 12/08/2019, Comedy Blockbuster
Sun, Dec 8
7:00 pm

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Plays, December 08, 2019, 12/08/2019, Drama by Tony-Nominated Playwright
Sun, Dec 8
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Comedy Clubs, December 08, 2019, 12/08/2019, Stand up comedy

Staged Reading | An Evening with Argentine Playwright Romina Paula


Romina Paula is one of Argentina's most celebrated emerging playwrights, winning critical acclaim both at home and abroad, but to date none of her plays have been translated into English. In her work, she breaks down barriers that have traditionally separated artistic genres, not least theatre and film, and investigates the synergies between documentary and fiction, gender and biography, and love and art. Paula's Fauna is a play about the making of a film that will never take place, a film that brings together a daughter, a son, an actor, and a director. Together they will attempt to tell the story of Fauna, a wild but well-read otherworldly being, who over the course of her lifetime transitions to become Fauno. Highly intertextual, reflexive, and subtly ironic, the play explores how to tell the story of one's life, how to capture what is true and real, and how to decipher where reality ends and fiction begins. The evening will feature readings from Paula's translated plays Fauna and The Whole of Time, included in the volume Fauna and Other Plays by Romina Paula.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Dec 9
6:30 pm

Free
Staged Readings, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, An Evening with Argentine Playwright Romina Paula

Play | Orlando: Virginia Woolf's Timeless Classic


How many lifetimes does it take to find love? Destined to never age, Orlando's fantastical journey crosses continents, centuries, and genders to find true happiness. Beginning during the reign of Elizabeth I, we follow Orlando over the course of more than 300 years in this stage adaptation of Virginia Woolf's timeless masterpiece.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Dec 9
7:00 pm

Free
Plays, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, Orlando: Virginia Woolf's Timeless Classic

Performance | The Courtroom: A Re-Enactment of Deportation Proceedings


An intimate encounter with our nation's immigration court system, The Courtroom follows Elizabeth Keathley, an immigrant from the Philippines who was married to a U.S. Citizen came to this country in 2004 on a K3 Visa. After inadvertently registering to vote at the DMV in Bloomington, IL, receiving a voter registration card in the mail, and voting, her removal proceedings were set in motion. Her case began in Immigration Court and was eventually heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. The Courtroom is performed entirely verbatim from court transcripts.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, The Courtroom: A Re-Enactment of Deportation Proceedings
Mon, Dec 9
7:00 pm

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Performances, December 09, 2019, 12/09/2019, Comedy and Politics

Play | Frontieres Sans Frontieres: A Sanctuary Violated


In a nameless country, three resourceful orphans have created a haven of imagination and play. But as the outside world starts to encroach on their space, their sanctuary is turned upside down and their values are called into question. Through spectacle, comedy, music, and language, Frontieres Sans Frontieres challenges ideas of altruism, foreign aid, power, and civilization. A student production. Written by Phillip Howze.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, December 10, 2019, 12/10/2019, Frontieres Sans Frontieres: A Sanctuary Violated

Performance | Progressive Transition: Performance Art


Progressive Transition explores the action and effect of moving from one state to another. More broadly, the project shows the drive towards transformation in the arts. The artists' need to "feel part of something" that can likewise be recognized and defined by others will be explored within the exhibition. The work on view represents the artistic transition seen against a landscape of societal progress. The project highlights cultural exchange and, at its core, examines the implications of transition on an evolving Latin American culture. With Sebastian Ospina Garces
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Dec 10
7:00 pm

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Musicals, December 10, 2019, 12/10/2019, Romantic musical

Staged Reading | Writing for Rights: Short Play Readings


Writing for Rights is a series of short play readings to benefit New Sanctuary Coalition. New Sanctuary Coalition is a New York-based and immigrant-led organization working to stop the inhumane system of deportations and detentions in this country. Writing for Rights consists of readings of several new short plays by emerging playwrights. Donations will be collected and 100% of donations will go directly to New Sanctuary Coalition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, December 10, 2019, 12/10/2019, Writing for Rights: Short Play Readings
Tue, Dec 10
9:00 pm

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Plays, December 10, 2019, 12/10/2019, Comedy Blockbuster

Play | Orlando: Virginia Woolf's Timeless Classic


How many lifetimes does it take to find love? Destined to never age, Orlando’s fantastical journey crosses continents, centuries, and genders to find true happiness. Beginning during the reign of Elizabeth I, we follow Orlando over the course of more than 300 years in this stage adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s timeless masterpiece. A student production. Written by Sarah Ruhl.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm

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Plays, December 11, 2019, 12/11/2019, Orlando: Virginia Woolf's Timeless Classic
Wed, Dec 11
7:00 pm

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Performances, December 11, 2019, 12/11/2019, An inspiring story with humour and music, *****
Wed, Dec 11
7:30 pm

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Musicals, December 11, 2019, 12/11/2019, Film Noir Musical
Wed, Dec 11
8:00 pm

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Musicals, December 11, 2019, 12/11/2019, A Musical About Love

Play | Frontieres Sans Frontieres: A Sanctuary Violated


In a nameless country, three resourceful orphans have created a haven of imagination and play. But as the outside world starts to encroach on their space, their sanctuary is turned upside down and their values are called into question. Through spectacle, comedy, music, and language, Frontieres Sans Frontieres challenges ideas of altruism, foreign aid, power, and civilization. A student production. Written by Phillip Howze.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Dec 12
7:00 pm

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Plays, December 12, 2019, 12/12/2019, Frontieres Sans Frontieres: A Sanctuary Violated

Comedy Club | Overstep Comedy Variety Show


With: Jatin Chhugani, Andy Shartzer, Helen Shih, and Otter Lee Overstep is an all Asian sketch comedy collective dedicated to increasing diversity and kicking ass! Celebrate the holiday season with a fun hour of sketch comedy, stand-up, and more by the Overstep team and their funny Asian friends!
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Dec 12
7:00 pm

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Comedy Clubs, December 12, 2019, 12/12/2019, Overstep Comedy Variety Show

Play | Orlando: Virginia Woolf's Timeless Classic


How many lifetimes does it take to find love? Destined to never age, Orlando's fantastical journey crosses continents, centuries, and genders to find true happiness. Beginning during the reign of Elizabeth I, we follow Orlando over the course of more than 300 years in this stage adaptation of Virginia Woolf's timeless masterpiece.
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Fri, Dec 13
7:00 pm

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Plays, December 13, 2019, 12/13/2019, Orlando: Virginia Woolf's Timeless Classic

Comedy Club | An Evening of Standup Comedy


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Staged Reading | The Tragedie of Cymbeline By William Shakespeare


The Instant Shakespeare Company performs a reading of Shakespeare's The Tragedie of Cymbeline. The Tragedie of Cymbeline or Cymbeline, King of Britain, is a play by William Shakespeare set in Ancient Britain (c. 10-14) and based on legends that formed part of the Matter of Britain concerning the early Celtic British King Cunobeline. Although listed as a tragedy in the First Folio, modern critics often classify Cymbeline as a romance or even a comedy. Like Othello and The Winter's Tale, it deals with the themes of innocence and jealousy. While the precise date of composition remains unknown, the play was certainly produced as early as 1611.
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Sat, Dec 14
1:00 pm

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Staged Readings, December 14, 2019, 12/14/2019, The Tragedie of Cymbeline By William Shakespeare

Play | Orlando: Virginia Woolf's Timeless Classic


How many lifetimes does it take to find love? Destined to never age, Orlando's fantastical journey crosses continents, centuries, and genders to find true happiness. Beginning during the reign of Elizabeth I, we follow Orlando over the course of more than 300 years in this stage adaptation of Virginia Woolf's timeless masterpiece. A student production. Written by Sarah Ruhl.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, Dec 14
2:00 pm

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Plays, December 14, 2019, 12/14/2019, Orlando: Virginia Woolf's Timeless Classic
Sat, Dec 14
6:00 pm

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Play | Frontieres Sans Frontieres: A Sanctuary Violated


In a nameless country, three resourceful orphans have created a haven of imagination and play. But as the outside world starts to encroach on their space, their sanctuary is turned upside down and their values are called into question. Through spectacle, comedy, music, and language, Frontieres Sans Frontieres challenges ideas of altruism, foreign aid, power, and civilization. A student production. Written by Phillip Howze.
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Sat, Dec 14
7:00 pm

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Play | Frontieres Sans Frontieres: A Sanctuary Violated


In a nameless country, three resourceful orphans have created a haven of imagination and play. But as the outside world starts to encroach on their space, their sanctuary is turned upside down and their values are called into question. Through spectacle, comedy, music, and language, Frontieres Sans Frontieres challenges ideas of altruism, foreign aid, power, and civilization. A student production. Written by Phillip Howze.
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Sun, Dec 15
2:00 pm

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Plays, December 15, 2019, 12/15/2019, Frontieres Sans Frontieres: A Sanctuary Violated
Sun, Dec 15
3:00 pm

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Play | Clybourne Park: Scathing Satire


An often scathing, intentionally offensive satire about racism and social change, this multi-award-winning play explodes in two outrageous acts set fifty years apart. Trapped in a societal purgatory of ineptitude and anxiety, the first act takes place in a recently sold house in a white middle-class neighborhood of Chicago in 1959. The second act is set in 2009 in the same house, recently re-sold, now in a predominantly African-American neighborhood facing gentrification. Written by Bruce Norris.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Dec 15
7:00 pm

Free
Plays, December 15, 2019, 12/15/2019, Clybourne Park: Scathing Satire

Performance | Four Dreams: An Artist Talk and Performance


Qingqing Yang’s research focuses on creation through dreams. Her work uses the practice of subconscious painting to evoke a dream-like state in which she is uninhibited to explore the relationship between life, death and love. Her creation takes inspiration from the Four Dreams in Linchuan by the Chinese playwright Tang Xianzu, consisting of four plays about love and society: Peony Pavilion, Purple Hairpin, Handan and Nanke. All four “dreams” are known to be among the most outstanding works of Chinese literature. After an artist talk on Four Dreams in Linchuan, Yang will transition to a performance combining projected visuals, music and her gestural acts of painting. Yang will create an illusionary atmosphere in the theater that allows the audience to feel the experience of entering a poetic dream. Qingqing Yang’s interpretation of the subject is a dreamlike painting performance, setting the stage for a trans-medial conversation between poetry and her calligraphic painting style in the theatrical world of reverie.
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Mon, Dec 16
6:30 pm

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Performances, December 16, 2019, 12/16/2019, Four Dreams: An Artist Talk and Performance

Play | Clybourne Park: Scathing Satire


An often scathing, intentionally offensive satire about racism and social change, this multi-award-winning play explodes in two outrageous acts set fifty years apart. Trapped in a societal purgatory of ineptitude and anxiety, the first act takes place in a recently sold house in a white middle-class neighborhood of Chicago in 1959. The second act is set in 2009 in the same house, recently re-sold, now in a predominantly African-American neighborhood facing gentrification. A studnt production. Written by Bruce Norris.
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Mon, Dec 16
7:00 pm

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Plays, December 16, 2019, 12/16/2019, Clybourne Park: Scathing Satire
Mon, Dec 16
8:00 pm

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Play | Clybourne Park: Scathing Satire


An often scathing, intentionally offensive satire about racism and social change, this multi-award-winning play explodes in two outrageous acts set fifty years apart. Trapped in a societal purgatory of ineptitude and anxiety, the first act takes place in a recently sold house in a white middle-class neighborhood of Chicago in 1959. The second act is set in 2009 in the same house, recently re-sold, now in a predominantly African-American neighborhood facing gentrification. A studnt production. Written by Bruce Norris.
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Tue, Dec 17
7:00 pm

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Plays, December 17, 2019, 12/17/2019, Clybourne Park: Scathing Satire

Staged Reading | Event Horizon: New Italian Theater


An evening celebrating the publication of the second edition of the Italian Playwrights Project with a reading of Event Horizon by Elisa Casseri, translated by Adriana Rossetto. The center collaborated again with Valeria Orani and Umanism NY to publish a volume with some of the innovative and engaging playwrights from Italy. The anthology includes Event Horizon, Armando Pirozzi's A Notebook for Winter (translated by Adriana Rossetto), Giuliana Musso's My Hero (translated by Patricia Gaborik), and Fabrizio Sinisi's The Great Walk (translated by Thomas Simpson).
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Dec 18
6:30 pm

Free
Staged Readings, December 18, 2019, 12/18/2019, Event Horizon: New Italian Theater

Play | Clybourne Park: Scathing Satire


An often scathing, intentionally offensive satire about racism and social change, this multi-award-winning play explodes in two outrageous acts set fifty years apart. Trapped in a societal purgatory of ineptitude and anxiety, the first act takes place in a recently sold house in a white middle-class neighborhood of Chicago in 1959. The second act is set in 2009 in the same house, recently re-sold, now in a predominantly African-American neighborhood facing gentrification. A studnt production. Written by Bruce Norris.
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Wed, Dec 18
7:00 pm

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Plays, December 18, 2019, 12/18/2019, Clybourne Park: Scathing Satire

Comedy Club | An Evening of Standup Comedy


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Fri, Dec 20
7:30 pm

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Comedy Club | An Evening of Standup Comedy


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Fri, Dec 27
7:30 pm

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Sat, Dec 28
6:00 pm

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Performances, December 28, 2019, 12/28/2019, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
Sun, Dec 29
4:00 pm

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Performances, December 29, 2019, 12/29/2019, Circus Show For Kids
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