manhattan theatre source & The Writers’ Forum present
SECRETS CONCEALED/SECRETS REVEALED
The Fourth Annual Festival of Original One Act Plays by
C.J. Ehrlich, Alaina Hammond, Ed Malin, John McKinney and DeLisa White
DATES: Monday-Tuesday, May 7-8
Sundays-Tuesdays, May 13-15, May 20-22
TIME: 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Kraine Theatre, 85 East 4th Street, New York, NY
(Near 2nd ave – 6 train to Astor Place, NR to 8th St, BDFM to Broadway-Lafayette)
PURCHASE TICKETS: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/931
“All the work on display has a passion that is a rare thing to find in New York theatre. MTS has produced some of the finest plays and playwrights of the past decade. After seeing this wonderfully eclectic selection of work, it is clear the venue is committed to continuing this tradition.” Ingenius 2011, nytheatre.com
Manhattan Theatre Source is proud to kick off its 2012 season with INGENIUS 2012: Secrets Concealed/Secrets Revealed at the Kraine Theater the first three weeks of May. The program includes five one-acts by a group of Indie theater veterans, all members of the critically-acclaimed Writers’ Forum. This years’ festival is a cornucopia of family drama, political intrigue, high ideals, pop culture gone awry and funky film noir.
From John Mckinney’s touching mother-daughter dance FLY SEASON to the love, jealousy and existential angst behind the Mario Brothers video game in C.J. Ehrlich’s THE RED AND GREEN ROOM; from the intellectual combat of Alaina Hammond’s BONES IN THE MACHINE to the origins of a political conspiracy in THE RATIONALE by DeLisa White, INGENIUS 2012 tackles the roots of secrets and the lengths we go to keep them buried with generous helpings of emotion and irreverence. Add to this theatrical crock-pot Ed Malin’s zany, noir satire THE ADVENTURE OF BARRY SACHS and you have insanely entertaining evening of theater.
In its fourth year, this popular downtown production of inventive and powerful short works has evolved into an Off-Off Broadway tradition. As NYTheatre.com pointed out “the festival displays the talents of both vibrant young artists and seasoned pros. It is a great showcase for the tremendous diversity that is New York’s Indie Theater scene.”
THE RED AND GREEN ROOM
by C.J. Ehrlich
Three actors trapped in a long-running hit chafe and fume in the Green Room as the star, Mario, hogs all the stage time. The Red and Green Room… Love, lust, jealousy and existential angst, behind the scenes in a video arcade.
Eric S. Robertson*, Eddie Furth, Patrick Walsh* & Stephanie Masucci
Directed by Margaret Stockton
BONES IN THE MACHINE
by Alaina Hammond
Two educators stand against each other on rocky moral grounds.
Featuring: Jessica Jennings & Katherine Wessling
Directed by Mike Bordwell
THE ADVENTURE OF BARRY SACHS
by Ed Malin
Detective Barry Sachs solves a small-town murder centering on the mysterious “Slovak Book”…or does he? The Adventure of Barry Sachs… murder was never so funny.
Featuring: Chrysten Peddie, Daniel Cohen, James Rieser, Chris Chan
Directed by John DeBenedetto
by DeLisa White
When the powerful choose what’s “best” for the country, what’s their rationale? And in whose best interest is it? The Rationale… How Conspiracy Happens.
Featuring: Paula Hoza*, Mary Murphy*, James Armstrong*, John Say & James Rieser
Directed by DeLisa White
by John McKinney
When a daughter returns to her roots to make things right, is there just too much wrong buried there… Fly Season…because home is where the hurt is.
Featuring: Diane Tyler* & Jessica Knutsen
Directed by Katie Braden
*appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association