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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on August 24


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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx today, August 24, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Bronx's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening August 24. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Smooth Cruise featuring Rachelle Ferrell - Spirit Cruises
August 24, 2011 -

Join us on Wednesday, August 24 to celebrate Rachelle Ferrell's rich, diverse sound with a backdrop of the Manhattan skyline. Rachelle Ferrell started singing at the age of six, which may have contributed to the development of her amazing six plus octave range. Her remarkable range also includes the ability to sing her highest notes in the "whistle register." She also received classical training in violin at a young age and by her teen years she was able to play piano at a professional level. Rachelle began performing professionally while still a teenager, accompanying herself on piano, singing both popular and jazz songs, and writing much of her material herself. Enrolled in Boston's Berklee College of Music, she further developed her skills in singing, arrangement and songwriting. As a vocalist, Rachelle has proven to be a quintuple threat. Besides her success as a jazz singer, she is also well respected in pop, R&B, gospel, and classical music. As an accomplished pianist, she has worked with Lou Rawls, Patti LaBelle, Vanessa Williams, and George Duke.

Tots Cooking - Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market
August 24, 2011 - Riverhead

Tots Cooking! with Chef Bill is a weekly workshop dedicated to providing parents and caregivers fun quality time with their child and the opportunity to learn first-hand where food comes from. Children will practice fine motor skills such as mixing, measuring, pouring, weighing, stirring and mashing while learning about life on the farm. Ages 2-6.

Summer Concert - Riverfront Park
August 24, 2011 - Stony Point

Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket for a twilight concert by Soulmates.

Amateur Night: Show Off! - Apollo Theater
August 24, 2011 -

At this special evening of Amateur Night, winners from May and June shows come together to SHOW OFF their talent and compete for the chance to move on to the Top Dog semi-finals on August 31, and maybe even win the title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000! Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend.? Then get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage.? At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone! Amateur Night is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess. And keep a lookout for master impressionist C.P. Lacey the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage.

The Children's Garden - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
Through August 24, 2011 - Yaphank

Children grow tomatoes, peppers and sunflowers; learn about the herb garden and strawberry patch; collect ladybugs, make compost; take hayrides; and have fun in the butterfly and bird garden. At the end of the eight-week session, participants have a celebratory feast with the food from the garden. Call to register.

Summer Sounds Concert Series - The Band Shell in Hudson Park
August 24, 2011 - New Rochelle

The New Rochelle Council on the Arts in partnership with the New Rochelle department of Parks and Recreation are offering free concerts in July and August. Check the website for this evening's venue.

8-Week Beginner Sevillanas Class - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through August 24, 2011 - New York

Beginner Flamenco Technique focusing on Sevillanas this summer at Flamenco Latino! With Aurora Reyes. Wednesdays 6:30-8 pm, Starts July 6th for 8 weeks. Mandatory full enrollment fee: $140. Credit/debit accepted. Call with questions or to register: 212-399-8519

Bookworm Wednesdays -Free Movies - Commack Multiplex Cinemas
August 24, 2011 - Commack

BOOKWORM WEDNESDAYS entitles kids to free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating cinemas. Accompanying adults and children under 6 receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Visit the website or call for movie title.

Bookworm Wednesdays -Free Movies - Clearview Cinema - Babylon
August 24, 2011 - Babylon

Kids get free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating cinema. Accompanying adults and children under 6 receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Visit the website or call for movie title.

Bookworm Wednesdays -Free Movies - Clearview Cinema - Franklin Square
August 24, 2011 - Franklin Square

Kids get free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating cinema. Accompanying adults and children under 6 receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Visit the website or call for movie title.

Bookworm Wednesdays -Free Movies - Clearview Cinema- Port Washington
August 24, 2011 - Port Washington

Kids get free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating cinema. Accompanying adults and children under 6 receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Visit the website or call for movie title.

Storytelling Idol - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
August 24, 2011 - Garnerville

Storytellers ages 2-18 are encouraged to compete for a chance to perform at the Rockland County Storytelling Festival in October. Round 1: Monday-Wednesday, August 23, 24 & 25, 11am-1pm each day. Round 2: Sunday, September 11, 2-4pm. Round 3: Sunday, September 25, 2-4pm. Finals: Sunday, October 16, 2-4pm. The public is invited to attend Rounds 2, 3, and the Finals to vote for their favorite contestant. Registration begins August 1 for Haverstraw cardholders and August 15 for everyone else.

X-Battle: Paintball without the Pain(t) - The Sports Place
August 24, 2011 - Blauvelt

Mention Rockland Parent and get a free ammo clip with purchase of three full clips. For ages 7 and up.

235th Anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn: The Magnificent Retreat - Brooklyn Bridge Park
August 24, 2011 - DUMBO

Tour the point where General Washington and the Continental Army rowed across the East River in 1776, in a stunning retreat that was a turning point in American history.

Boogie Woogie Wednesday - Staten Island Children's Museum
August 24, 2011 - Staten Island

Shimmy, shake and boogie oogie oogie!

Boogie Woogie Wednesday - Staten Island Children's Museum
August 24, 2011 - Staten Island

Join the Pink Diamond Steppers and learn some African American Step Dance moves!

Walk NYC - Prospect Park Bandshell
August 24, 2011 - Park Slope

Young, old, or inbetween, walking is great exercise. You and your child can get your heart rates going with the help of trained walking instructors who lead walks.

SUMMER JAMS featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
August 24, 2011 - Larchmont

Sing, dance, jam, and laugh out loud to live, original music by musician/educators. An interactive musical experience for kids, ages 6 months to 5 years. Registration strongly suggested.

California Dreamers - Calf Pasture Beach Park
August 24, 2011 - Norwalk

This band recreates the music of the Mamas and the Papas and other groups from the the late 60's.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
August 24, 2011 - Stony Point

Bring your toddler for stories, songs, and a craft activity. Pre-registration is required.

Little Scientists - Brooklyn Children's Museum
August 24, 2011 - Brooklyn

Toddlers and pre-k children investigate the world of natural science with hand-on activities.

Little Scientists - Brooklyn Children's Museum
August 24, 2011 - Brooklyn

Toddlers and pre-k children investigate the world of natural science with hand-on activities.

Extraordinary Laboratory - Brooklyn Children's Museum
August 24, 2011 - Crown Heights

Observe, examine, spot, and explore. What interesting things can you find hiding right in front of you? Put all five senses (but especially your eyes) to good use to study what's right in front of your nose.

Toddler Story Time - The Voracious Reader
August 24, 2011 - Larchmont

Stories, coloring, and fun around a weekly theme, from puppies to weather to barnyard friends. For children ages 18 months to 3 years and their moms or caregivers.

Fireworks! - Playland Park
August 24, 2011 - Rye

Fireworks displays every Wednesday and Friday night, throughout the month of August. Insider Tips: Avoid Playland Parkway if you're driving - use Boston Post Road and other local roads. You can skip paying entrance fees and watch the fireworks from the beach boardwalk or the grass embankments leading down to the Playland parking area.

Good Greek! Mythology Marvels - Larchmont Public Library
August 24, 2011 - Larchmont

Presented by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company, this shows children why they don't ever want to have to face off against the gods of Olympus! Children 5-12 will enjoy stories of gods and heroism from the ancient civilization by the sea. Will be held in Larchmont's Village Center, directly behind the Library. Registration not required.

Dre Towey with Sugar on Top - Levitt Pavilion
August 24, 2011 - Westport

This teacher turned musician is a modern pied-piper with a Sheryl Crow vibe. She strolls around with a guitar and an audience of fans trailing behind her. Her music has been featured on The Today Show.

Creating Extraordinary Mind and Body Wellness - The Family Wellness Center
August 24, 2011 - Plainview

Sign up for this lecture and demonstration given by Dr. Michael Berlin and learn about an extraordinarily gentle method that literally resolves all the stress, tension, distortions, and traumas from your body and mind. Call for more information.

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
August 24, 2011 - Garden City

Kids listen each week to a different story that relates to the season. After the story, all little hands are on deck to create an art project about the story that was read.

Tops Trump Card Tournament - Queens Library: Long Island City Branch
August 24, 2011 - Long Island City

Top Trumps is a card game popular in England and the U.S. that is similar to the game of War. Each card deck is a different subject and teaches kids interesting facts about topics like animals, science, and more. The winner of our weekly tournaments will have a chance to compete in a special online semi-final championship. Everyone will get stickers and their own special Top Trumps Welcome Kit, which they will need to bring with them every Wednesday to play.

Animal Tales - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
August 24, 2011 - Bridgeport

Come for a story, a special craft and an animal encounter.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
August 24, 2011 - Garden City

It's music, music, music. Musical instruments and catchy sing-along songs get the youngest children to move their bodies.

Feathered Family Fun - Long Island Children's Museum
August 24, 2011 - Garden City

Attend this unique workshop and design your own family birdhouse using wood pieces, bright paint, and other exciting materials. Hang your birdhouse at home to feed and watch Long Island's native feathered friends. This workshop runs through August 31.

Outdoor Cinema 2011: Silent Film Fest - Socrates Sculpture Park
August 24, 2011 - Long Island City

At this event, enjoy silent films, live music, and homemade pies (you can have all three at the same time). Enjoy a themed evening of unique silent films and imagery set to original live scores by local musicians. The pie portion of the evening depends on you because it's a potluck. Come and share your favorite pie recipes and discover new taste sensations.

Odysseus at Hell Gate: An East River Puppetscape with Processional Arts Workshop - Socrates Sculpture Park
August 24, 2011 - Long Island City

Come help visiting artists Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles transform the Park into a puppetscape evoking the history of New York's forgotten islands through the lens of Homeric myth. Odysseus at Hell Gate will be created during the drop-in workshops and performed entirely by volunteers. Kahn and Michahelles, whose large-scale puppet works lead the renowned NY Village Halloween Parade, will introduce volunteers to a variety of techniques in pageant puppetry. The workshops culminate in a volunteer-executed installation, involving objects, micro-parades, and cyclical performances throughout the Park.

Storytime with Emily - The Moxie Spot
August 24, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Story time is led by Emily Terte, the creative director of The Moxie Spot. She has years of experience working with young children as an elementary school teacher and librarian, and she combines her love of books, puppets, and children to give children (and parents) an extraordinary story time experience.

Dancing Under the Stars - Fifth Avenue/J.J. Byrne Park
August 24, 2011 - Park Slope

This kids-only dance party features the rollicking sounds of Rolie Polie Guacamole. It's a great evening celebration of summer. Presented by the Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District.

Family Bounce Night - BounceU of Farmingdale
August 24, 2011 - Farmingdale

Music, games, and playtime on the giant inflatable toys.

ANIM? NIGHT - Westport Public Library
August 24, 2011 - Westport

Bring ideas for content, share your personal collection and browse the Library's collection.

Summer Days- Art Space for Children - Nassau County Museum of Art
August 24, 2011 - Roslyn Harbor

This drop-in program includes interactive tours of the exhibition of sculpture and photography by Robert Hite and supervised hands-on artmaking inspired by the exhibition. Designed for children ages 4-10. No reservations needed.

Farmer's Market - Croton-on-Hudson
August 24, 2011 - Croton-on-Hudson

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meat, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

August Introductory Wee Warriors toddler Class. - Superior Martial Arts
August 24, 2011 - Saint James

Parent/Caregiver and child participate in games, music and simple yoga poses to stimulate the imagination, develop coordination and increase body awareness. Register in advance at 516-313-3323 or email

Tots Cook! Sauerkraut & more - Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market
August 24, 2011 - Riverhead

Caregiver and children turn veggies into healthy probiotic foods. Give fine motor skills a workout with mixing, measuring, pouring, weighing, stirring and mashing.

Infant Massage - Prenatal Yoga Center
August 24, 2011 - Manhattan

Sing and bond with your baby as music and massage complement each other to stimulate your baby's brain and relax his muscles and organs. Best for babies 0-6 months.

Design a Curious George Map - Children's Museum of Manhattan
August 24, 2011 - Manhattan

Visitors to the museum can check out the Curious George exhibit, then create a map to help the little monkey find his way through an adventure.

9th Annual Central Park Film Festival - Rumsey Playfield
August 24, 2011 - Manhattan

Each year during the month of August, Central Park hosts a week of evening film screenings. The list of films had not been posted at press time; check the website for updates.

Wild Wednesday - Chelsea Market Passage on The High Line
August 24, 2011 - Manhattan

Friends of the High Line's gardeners and educators lead hands-on, nature-based family fun on the High Line. Touch a wriggly worm, paint a butterfly wing, catch the wind, or grab a magnifying glass and go on a bug hunt. Children can also build their own natural habitat with real lumber planks, simple tools, and natural materials.

Marvels of Motion - Inwood Library
August 24, 2011 - Manhattan

Explore the laws of motion discovered by Isaac Newton in this engaging physics performance. Observe the power of all sorts of forces, including gravity, centrifugal force, and inertia. Then harness the power of these forces together to create astonishing jet packs and even a rocket-propelled car.

Farmers Market - The New York Botanical Garden
August 24, 2011 - Bronx

Affordable, locally-grown produce and fresh, nutritious baked goods. Open every Wednesday, through November 23, at the base of Library Allee inside the Garden's Mosholu Gate entrance.

Jewish Education School Open House - Community Unitarian Church
August 24, 2011 - White Plains

Open house for the Jewish Education School run by the Westchester Community for Humanistic Judaism. Meet the teacher and some of the parents. The emphasis of Jewish Humanist education is on the cultural and historical side of Judaism. There is no prayer or ritual. Classes for children ages 6-12 are held twice a month on Friday evenings but may be flexible.

Farmer's Market - White Plains
August 24, 2011 - White Plains

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, veggies, smoked sausages, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, and more.

Through August 24, 2011 - New York

The Brazilian Endowment for the Arts Gallery will present the second edition of the Art Show BRASILUSA. This great artistic manifestation brings together artists from Brazil and the United State and will embrace diverse trends and techniques. The opening reception will be on August 3, 2011 at 7pm at BEA 240E. 52nd street, New York, NY, 1022. The reception will have as a special guest the Brazilian singer Bruno Lopes. The exhibition is from August 3rd to August 24th.

AMAZEIN' WEDNSDAY - A Maze in Pottery
August 24, 2011 - Briarcliff Manor

Kids ages 12 and younger enjoy half-price studio time.

Hunt's Point Farmers' Market - Msr Raul Del Valle Square at Southern Boulevard and E.163rd Street
August 24, 2011 - Bronx

Featuring fresh, local produce from Alex's Tomato Farm, and includes fruits, vegitables, herbs, cut flowers, and live plants. EBT accepted. Every Wednesday and Saturday, rain or shine, through November 9.

Lelia Broussard - Highline Ballroom
August 24, 2011 -

My career in bullet points because bios are boring. - i was an egg, then i was fertilized, then i was born. ..- first concert, paul simon age 3 the cajun dome in Lafayette Louisiana. cool ..- Cajun Dome again, age 6, I sang Patsy Cline's "Crazy" in front of 15,000 people, they cheered, that was cooler ..- sang incessantly all through childhood, annoyed the crap out of my mother ..- i once had 15 cats.creepy right? ..- the first song i wrote was about my orthodontist ..- recorded my first record in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ..- moved to new york when i was 17 ..- waited tables, got fired for yelling at my boss (he was a special kind of douche) ..- i've been an under paid full time musician ever since. ..- started working with writer and producer rob fusari (of bootylicious and now miz lady gaga fame) ..- toured extensively throughout the US ..- signed a publishing deal with Rondor Universal Music Group ..- moved to Los Angeles, California ..- met Snoop Dogg (I called him Mr. Dogg) at the Grammy's (did I say met? I mean I saw him) ..- wrote wrote wrote ..- recorded Waiting On The 9 with producer, Dave Trumfio (Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Built to Spill) ..- Ellen Degeneres follows me on Twitter (it's a bullet point, Ellen is a big deal!) .... - Wrote a song about a sad robot in love called "Satellite" .... - Another Record "Masquerade" with Dan Romer, producer extraordinaire coming out Nov 2nd 2010 .. -On Tour everywhere 2010/2011

Mommy's Night Out - The Bubble Lounge
August 24, 2011 - Manhattan

Enjoy a "Mommy's Night Out" at the Bubble Lounge with a champagne tasting and performance by Anders Holst. Beginning at 7pm, The Bubble Lounge's expert sommelier will pour four champagnes for guests to taste and savor while Holst serves up some delightful songs. Following the tasting, Holst will perform a full set in his new quartet formation. To top off the evening, The Bubble Lounge will give away a bottle of champagne to one lucky tasting participant. However, no guest will leave empty handed; all attendees will receive a gift bag courtesy of Soapology.

Sunset Cocktail Cruises - Battery Park
Through August 25, 2011 -

Savor the long, bright evenings of summer with our weekly Sunset Cocktail Cruises on Thursdays from June 2, 2011 through August 25, 2011. Bring a date, a group of friends and/or some work colleagues and relax while sipping cocktails and enjoying the splendor of the city! Highlights include lite snacks, a live DJ, fresh breezes and spectacular views of the sun setting behind the Statue of Liberty. Raise your glass to Miss Liberty as she is celebrating her 125th Birthday this year! Visit for more information.

Bookworm Wednesdays -Free Movies - Broadway Multiplex Cinemas
Through August 25, 2011 - Hicksville

Kids get free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating cinema. Accompanying adults and children under 6 receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Visit the website or call for movie title.

Bookworm Wednesdays -Free Movies - Island 16: Cinema De Lux
Through August 25, 2011 - Holtsville

Kids get free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating cinema. Accompanying adults and children under 6 receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Visit the website or call for movie title.

Statue Cruises Night Tour with Lady Liberty - Battery Park
Through August 25, 2011 - New York

As the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty draws near, Statue Cruises and the National Park Service invite guests to take advantage of six exciting opportunities to visit by night. A limited number of tickets are available for these six exclusive evenings with Miss Liberty on each Thursday in July and August 2011. On most days of the year, the last ferry leaves Liberty Island at 5 p.m. - but for these rare events, visitors can tour the grounds in the evening. During one or two hours exploring Liberty Island, guests will enjoy dinner and then return to Battery Park under sparkling city lights.

Through August 25, 2011 - New York

LOVE IN A TUB is a Restoration comedy (ruthlessly stolen from Sir George Etherege) turned rock musical/rock concert about/performed by The Fyddlers, a band of Elizabethan english-speaking fools who accompany their own farcical misadventures with a spandex. Performances are at LaMama / Ellen Stewart Theatre on Mon 8/15 @ 5:45pm , Wed 8/17 @ 8:30pm, Fri 8/19 @ 4:15pm, Mon 8/22 @ 3:30pm, and Thu 8/25 @ 9:45pm. To purchase tickets or for further information about this FringeNYC production (including photos and music clips) go to

NYFA Summer Camp: Session 2 - New York Fencing Academy
Through August 26, 2011 -

Level: beginners and 1 year of fencing Age limit: 6 and up Place: NYFA Cost: $450. For NYFA members $400. 1 day cost $100. REGISTER by July 20th – $50 discount Practice time: 10am to 3pm Daily Schedule: 10am -12pm: warm up, stretching, athletic games, footwork 12pm – 1pm: lunch break – you can bring your own lunch, order a delivery or buy it in the store next door 1pm – 3pm: warm up, drills, bladework, bouting Kids must have sneakers and sweat pants All fencing equipment provided Earlier drop off and later pick up is available upon request Please visit our website at for more information or email us at

Green Teens - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 26, 2011 - Garden City

Each week teens will lead visitors through an activity, craft, or game with a different nature-related theme. Everyone will learn ways to help the environment, enjoy a variety of outdoor experiences, and try their hand at cooking, crafts, and other science activities. Classes run through August 26.

Target Passport Fridays - Queens Museum of Art
Through August 26, 2011 - Queens

Leave your baggage at home and bring a picnic blanket out to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for the Target Passport Fridays at the Queens Museum of Art International Outdoor Film, Dance and Music Series. Every week, we celebrate a different international locale! Every Friday from July 8 - August 26: Dance and music program begins at 6:30 pm and film begins at 8 pm. For more information: July 8- Ecuador; July 15- Africa; July 22- Haiti; July 19- Taiwan; August 5- Dominican Republic; August 12- Egypt; August 19-Colombia; August 26- Venezuela.

'A.' - Theater for the New City
Through August 26, 2011 - New York

"A." (New York premiere) by Ayman Elmasry and Daniel Joseph Wolfe. Cabaret Theater. Saturday, August 20 at 7:00PM; Sunday, August 21 at 2:00PM; Wednesday, August 24 at 7:00PM; Thursday, August 25 at 7:00PM; Friday, August 26 at 7:00PM. Running Time: 45 minutes | Tickets: $12. Two students set out to stretch a canvas one lazy Saturday morning. The scene takes place in a campus art studio at 10:00 AM. The students share a class (World Novel after 1830) with Dr. Edmund Bengel, Jr., Associate Professor of English. As they attempt--and fail--to make a coherent whole of the canvas, the two students entertain themselves by recounting the events of the night before--that is, they talk about girls and the various obstacles they face in attaining their desired end. It remains unclear whether their desired end is a loving relationship built upon mutual respect, or undergraduate sex. The students also make misguided impersonations of their instructor, whose impressions intensify as they and the canvas unravel. This collaborative play is about the struggle of creation in the face of the countless theories, discourses, and rambles that comfort the confused in the confrontation of this Google-age. Ayman Elmasry was born in Tokyo, Japan on 25 November, 1986. Before settling in Fairfax, Virginia, he spent a good deal of his childhood in Fayoum, Egypt. Elmasry enjoys marathon running, oil painting, and playing piano. He currently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he is a Ph.D. candidate in English and Comparative Literature at the University of Virginia. He is also completing his first major work of fiction called "The Whiteness of the Wal-Mart," a seven-hundred-plus page romance with introductions into Arab-American society. Daniel Joseph Wolfe grew up in West Baltimore with his three brothers, mother and father. He met Elmasry in college and their collaboration continues post graduation. He now lives in East Baltimore where he paints large format doodles, writes poetry, and is applying for graduate school.

'M. - Solo for Three Minds (Dialogues with Marcel Proust)' - Theater for the New City
Through August 26, 2011 - New York

"M. - Solo for Three Minds (Dialogues with Marcel Proust)" devised and performed by Miloš Sofrenovic, text re-translated and spoken by Sheila Sofrenovic. US premiere. (DANCE THEATER) - Johnson Theater - Friday, August 19 at 7:00PM; Saturday, August 20 at 5:00PM; Sunday, August 21 at 7:00PM; Wednesday, August 24 at 7:00PM; Friday, August 26 at 7:00PM. Running Time: 63 minutes | Tickets $15. "I only know who I am and what I am when I find out who I was and who I was surrounded by." -- Marcel Proust. Live movement -- performed and perceived in the present -- is actually a temporal experience, in the sense that, once executed, it is constantly analyzed and processed as a revisitation of past experience. Through Miloš Sofrenovi?’s encounter with Marcel Proust's capital work "Remembrance of Things Past," he discovered a strong relationship between three discourses -- Memory, Movement and Monologue. This solo piece, "M. – Solo For Three Minds" (Dialogues with Marcel Proust), investigates this relationship as it is being established and questions it. The subsequent questions became the dramaturgical building blocks upon which this solo performance in 12 scenes is based. It was a three year project and Sofrenovi? gave each one the name "season" to designate its year. Each project has its own name as well. "M. - Solo For Three Minds" (Dialogues with Marcel Proust) by Miloš Sofrenovi?, a performance artist, pedagogue and director who is originally from Loindon and now working in Vienna. It is the second part of a three part trilogy and the second full length piece from Sofrenovi?'s choreographic tryptich, "Three Seasons." He devised and performed his First Season (2009/2010) : "Solo For Three Visions" (Visions of Peter Hanke, Samuel Beckett & Virginia Woolf) to high critical acclaim, bringing him a nomination for the most prestigious state award in choreography "Dimitrije Parlic" at the National Theatre in Belgrade in 2010. Third Season (2011/2012)"Solo for Two Cities" (Imaginary dialogue between Milos Crnjanski's "A Novel About London" and Lawrence Durrell's "Alexandrian Quartet") will close this cycle of solo works exploring the relationship between movement and literature, again devised and performed by the artist himself. Sofrenovi? received his dance and choreographic education as a scholarship student of the distinguished Laban Centre in London. He is also a recipient of several international scholarships from the Serbian Ministry of Culture, Soros Foundation (Belgrade), Dance Web Program (Vienna), Dance Omi Programe (United States of America), Odyssey Dance Theatre (Singapore). Among others he has collaborated successfully with choreographers Ana Sanchez Colberg (London), Kitt Johnson (Copenhagen), Liz King (Vienna), Danny Tan (Singapore), Mikhail Honesseau (Berlin), Pina Bausch (London), Filippo Armati (Locarno), Sonja Vukicevic (Belgrade). He has presented his works at festivals in Belgrade, Zagreb, Skopje, Zemun, Novi Sad, Edinburgh, London, Vienna, Istanbul, Singapore, Stockholm, Graz, to name a few.

I Light Up My Life: The Mark Sam Celebrity Autobiography - Dixon Place
Through August 26, 2011 - New York

MARK SAM ROSENTHAL PRESENTS Another triumph from the creators of “Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire" I Light Up My Life: The Mark Sam Celebrity Autobiography August 12-26 – Five Performances Fri., Aug.12 @ 5:00pm Sat., Aug. 13 @ 12:00n Wed., Aug. 17 @ 9:15pm Wed., Aug. 24 @ 4:00pm Fri., Aug. 26 @ 7:00pm Venue #5 - Dixon Place 161A Chrystie Street (Rivington & Delancey Streets), New York, NY 10002 The New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC A production of The Present Company August 12th - 28th Tickets: $15-$18. For tickets visit Visit for insightful and inappropriate introductory videos posted by Mark Sam in the coming weeks! Mark Sam Rosenthal is tickled to present I Light Up My Life: The Mark Sam Celebrity Autobiography, an over-the-top multi-media presentation of Mark Sam’s 789 page yet to be published homage to his favorite celebrity: himself. Part of the 15th annual New York International Fringe Festival, the production will be held at Venue #5: Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street (bet. Rivington & Delancey Streets), New York, NY 10002 for five performances from August 12-26, 2011. Todd Parmley directs a cast of one: Mark Sam Rosenthal, a celebrity. The world's first preemptive celebrity autobiography traces the rise to semi-obscurity of Mark Sam Rosenthal ("one of the city's great comedic storytellers" - Time Out) from his continental origins in the second-grade class French play through an ill-fated onscreen dabbling in the world of adult entertainment to his not-quite-breakout off-Broadway triumph as a cross-dressing, time-traveling Blanche DuBois. Along the way, drugs are taken, delusions are grand, and our celebrity deals inappropriately with his bi-religious identity, 9/11, and a death from AIDS - although not his own. Says Rosenthal of his Amtrak-speed ascendance into the fame orbit, "If I could inspire just one soul with my tale of success that's all I ask - more than one would be too much competition." I Light Up My Life plays for five performances from August 12 through 28. I Light Up My Life: The Mark Sam Celebrity Autobiography is presented by Mark Sam Rosenthal. Producer: Jim Bredeson: Stage Manager: Kate August; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR. Director Todd Parmley is a multi-faceted theatre artist: a director, actor, and educator. In New York, he has directed two episodes of Blair Fell’s hit live epic series, Burning Habits, a workshop production of the award-winning new play, 99 Degrees, and several productions at Stella Adler Studios (NYU). Todd also directed the world premiere productions of 516 (five sixteen) at FringeNYC, For Love of the Boy at Yale University, and Mark Sam Rosenthal’s solo show Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire at FringeNYC, Off Broadway at the SoHo Playhouse, and in Provincetown. Mark Sam Rosenthal is a Baton Rouge native living in New York. The solo show he wrote and performs, Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire, had a nine-week off-Broadway run at New York’s SoHo Playhouse in winter 2009 and a summer run that same year at the Art House Theater in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Blanche originally premiered to sell-out crowds at the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival, where it won the Village Voice Audience Award and an overall festival award for Outstanding Solo Show. Mark Sam has studied and performed improv comedy with the Upright Citizens Brigade and acting with the Atlantic Theatre Company and the Barrow Group. He has done the stand-up and the storytelling thing, and his comedy sketches have been performed on both coasts. He has choreographed and performed award-winning burlesque at Joe’s Pub in New York and been a guest host on Sirius Satellite Radio’s morning drive talk show, OutQ in the Morning. Other writing and performing credits include his first solo show Love Mercy (the PIT), Menage a Trailer (Chicago's Factory Theater), Beyond the Valley of the Switchblade Pussycats (UCBT), and The Indigo Girls vs. George W. Bush (The Cutting Room). Mark Sam works as a freelance writer/producer for Comedy Central and Logo. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at, by phone at 866.468.7619 up to 24 hours before the show, in person at FringeCENTRAL (1 East 8th Street at Fifth Avenue) from 12n-8pm beginning July 30th. Tickets are $18 at the door and can be purchased 15 minutes before each performance (cash only) at Venue #5: Dixon Place. Venue #5: Dixon Place is located at 161A Chrystie Street (bet. Rivington & Delancey Streets), NYC 10002. Take the “F” train to 2nd Avenue, the “B”/“D” to Grand Street, or the “J”/”Z” to Bowery. Dixon Place features a FringeBAR open weekdays from 6pm-12midnight / weekends from 6pm-1am. The run time is 75 minutes with no intermission.

Colors 'a la Cart' - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through August 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Families are invited to explore a collection of natural dye sources, centuries-old dyeing recipes, and paints made from natural dyes in this program presented in collaboration with the exhibition "Illuminating Fashion: Dress in the Art of Medieval France and the Netherlands."

Parenting Group - Saltzman Community Center
Through August 27, 2011 - Hempstead

Enhance your parenting skills in this 6-week course. Topics include strengthening the parent-child relationship, effective discipline, raising healthy children, time management, and building a support system. Call for exact times and to register.

Children's Self Esteem Group - Saltzman Community Center
Through August 27, 2011 - Hempstead

Through structured activities, games, stories, projects, and friendship, this group offers a safe, friendly environment for children to feel good about themselves. Call for exact days and to register.

Healthy Living Series - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 27, 2011 - Garden City

Each week, fun activities and exercises bring a section of the USDA's Food Pyramid to life, helping children and parents to make healthy living choices. These classes run through August 27.

Mostly Mozart - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through August 27, 2011 -

From Aug. 2-20, the 45th season of the Mostly Mozart Festival offers more than 34 events, including opera, concerts, dance, pre-concert recitals, late-night performances, and lectures, and features music ranging from Baroque and Classical to Neoclassical and contemporary. In addition to Mozart, the music of Igor Stravinsky will be a special focus of this summer's festival while Louis Langrée, in his ninth season, conducts the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in eight concerts, performing Mozart's beloved Requiem, an expanded exploration of Beethoven's music, and two distinctly different Stravinsky works. Plus, New York's acclaimed contemporary ensemble ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) begins its three-year Festival residency and is the centerpiece of the festival's Stravinsky focus.

FRANKENSTEIN With Mary Shelley and GABRIEL - Nicu's Spoon Theatre
Through August 27, 2011 - New York

FRANKENSTEIN With Mary Shelley By Virginia Bartholomew & GABRIEL By Will Le Vasseur. Preview August 4th, 2011. “…Impressive in every department…” Martin Denton, “To revive a Greek classic is a challenge, but to reinvent the enigmatic myth with new plotlines, characters, and dialogue that consistently retains thematic homage to the original is masterful.” Jennifer Rathbone, Redd Tale Theatre Company blasts into its fifth season with the world premiere of two original works! FRANKENSTEIN With Mary Shelley by Virginia Bartholomew, edited/directed by Will Le Vasseur, and GABRIEL by Will Le Vasseur, directed by Lynn Kenny. Previews are August 4th at Nicu’s Spoon Theatre. Opening Night is August 5th. FRANKENSTEIN is a tight re-telling of the original Shelley story as told by Victor, the Creation, and Mary Shelly herself. We get to hear in the author’s own words how this legendary tale took form, and what it meant to her. Immediately after, GABRIEL takes the Frankenstein myth and transforms it to modern times. Henry, a geneticist, unlocks a vital clue to our evolution. In doing so he creates a future version of humanity, and discovers his own. FRANKENSTEIN: Starring Virginia Bartholomew. Directed by Will Le Vasseur. GABRIEL: Starring Cameran Hebb, Will Le Vasseur, James Stewart. Directed by Lynn Kenny. Having survived a transplant cross country to New York City, Redd Tale Theatre Company continues to follow its motto: “To Provide Enlightening, Entertaining Sci-Fi Theatrical Experiences That Contribute To Humanity's Next Step Forward.” Beginning in 2003 with a recreation of the 1938 radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, RTTC followed the next year with the West Coast premiere of Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens in Seattle. Then moving East, produced a successful run of Closer by Patrick Marber in 2007, and a critically acclaimed production of Lonely Planet by Steven Dietz in 2008. Its 2009 production of Maddy was critically acclaimed and subsequently published. Last year RTTC produced two full-length classical pieces, Macbeth and a new adaptation of Triumph of Love written by Le Vasseur. FRANKENSTEIN With Mary Shelley and GABRIEL run August 4 through August 27th, Thursday through Saturday at 8pm, matinees on Saturday at 2pm. Nicu’s Spoon Theatre is located at 38 West 38th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues (accessible from B/D/F/M at Bryant Park or R/Q/N at Herald Square). For more information on these and Redd Tale's other plans for their Summer of Creation, check out Tickets are $10-$15, available at 212-868-4444 or

Meaningful Maps - Rubin Museum of Art
Through August 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Families will use a treasure map to search for hidden secrets throughout the museum, learn about the kinds of maps people make in the Himalayas, create their own maps, and plot a path to one of their favorite places.

Queens' Sky View Center & CenterStage presents a Sunday Music Spectacular Series - Sky View Center
Through August 28, 2011 -

Sky View Center, Queens’ newest shopping center presents Sky View Celebrates! A Sunday Music Spectacular featuring CenterStage: The Queens Center for the Performing Arts. The show-stopping series will run through the summer and feature a variety of jazz, classical string quartets, piano and percussion performances by the talented students and all-star faculty of CenterStage. The Pop Broadway Show performance will feature the sounds of Broadway, R&B and Pop featuring Dakota MacLeod (vocals) and Ray Naccari (piano). The event will take place at Sky View Center on Level D offering visitors a chance to enjoy the various musical talents of the local community while shopping around Sky View Center.

Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 28, 2011 -

This first retrospective of drawings by the contemporary American artist Richard Serra (b. 1939) presents a comprehensive overview of some forty years of his drawing activity. It traces the development of drawing as an art form independent from yet linked to his sculptural practice. Drawing for Serra has always played a crucial role in the investigation of new concepts and new creative methods. It has been a means of exploration of formal and perceptual relationships between the artwork and the viewer. His innovative ideas have radically transformed the traditional understanding of drawing as a form outlined against a background of the paper support, and exponentially expanded the definition of modern drawing through novel techniques, unusual media, monumental scale, and carefully conceived relationships to surrounding spaces.

Go, Dog, Go! - John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
Through August 28, 2011 - Northport

Adapted from the classic children's book by P.D. Eastman. Saturdays and Sundays through August 28.

The Jungle Book - Arena Players Repertory Theater at Vanderbilt Carriage House
Through August 28, 2011 - East Farmingdale

This retelling of Kipling's classic story features Mowgli, a jungle child who was raised by wolves. Mowgli lives in the jungle with some animal friends: Baloo the Bear, Bagheera the panther, and Kaa the Snake. Mowgli’s mortal enemy is Shere Khan, a man-eating tiger who wants to rule the jungle, and only with help from the children in the audience can Mowgli defeat him. Saturdays and Sundays from July 2nd – August 28th.

Anna Nicole: Blonde Glory - Theater for the New City
Through August 28, 2011 - New York

"Anna Nicole: Blonde Glory" (world premiere) written by Grace Cavalieri, directed by Shela Xoregos. Cino Theater - Sunday, August 21 at 7:00PM; Wednesday, August 24 at 7:00PM; Friday, August 26 at 9:00PM; Saturday, August 27 at 2:00PM; Sunday, August 28 at 7:00PM. Running Time: 70 minutes | Tickets: $15. This witty, imagined year in the life of Anna Nicole Smith began as a sheaf of published poems by Grace Cavalieri, playwright and award-winning poet. Ms. Cavalieri's creation of a quintet of characters in Anna's life is a richly invented panorama. Performer Mary Riley channels Smith's charisma, innocence and battered resolutions into a dynamic whole. A cheer-leading production number highlights Anna's quest for fame. There is a supporting cast of five. Lighting is by Don Cate. Costumes are by Rayneese Primrose. Score is by Jon Tomlinson. Grace Cavalieri has 24 full-length and short-form plays that have been produced on American stages. Her book, "Anna Nicole: Poems" (Case Menendez, 2008), won the national Paterson Award for Literary Excellence in 2009. The characters in that book inspired this play. She founded and still produces "The Poet and the Poem" for public radio, now from the Library of Congress, now celebrating its 34th year on the air. Cavalieri holds numerous poetry awards: the Allan Ginsberg Award for Poetry, the Pen-Fiction Award for story, the Bordighera Poetry Award and The Columbia Award and the Corporation for Broadcasting Silver Medal, among others. She has a 25-year association with the Xoregos Performing Company. Shela Xoregos has directed many new plays as well as plays by Shakespeare, Euripides, Wilde, Lillian Hellman, George Kelly, others. She is Producing Artistic Director of Xoregos Performing Company, which commissions works of theater, dance and music. The company presented an outdoor production of "Medea" last summer; this year, Sophocles' "Antigone" will be performed in four boroughs during July and early August. She began as a dancer and has choreographed for the Oakland Ballet, Seattle Chamber Dance, MAD for Dance and others.

'Home' - Theater for the New City
Through August 28, 2011 - New York

"Home" (world premiere) conceived and directed by Garrett Blair and Rachel Karp, created by the Ensemble, produced by Sara Bashor. Cabaret Theater - Friday, August 19 at 9:00PM; Saturday, August 20 at 5:00PM; Friday, August 26 at 9:00PM; Saturday, August 27 at 7:00PM; Sunday, August 28 at 5:00PM. Running Time: 45-60 minutes | Tickets: $15. What causes people to exist outside the status quo? What happens to make their daily routines a series of unconventional, outrageous behaviors? "Home" explores remarkable eccentrics from early 20th-century New York. The audience is immersed in the lives of a myriad of eclectic characters who struggle to survive in ways many of us will never experience. While enveloped in their worlds, we discover a select few who live even further beyond the realm of normal. We witness the search for the same connections we all strive to obtain, in places we have all been or passed by, we cannot ignore how-- across time and class-- we might all be intricately connected simply because we share the City of New York. Garrett Blair is a recent graduate of Columbia University where he studied directing, focusing on the process of creating ensemble based devised work. His devised thesis piece, "Catacombs & Hurricannoes¸" led to a new form of movement based ensemble communication. He is a freelance teaching artist, teaching theatre and creating original work with students across the city from pre-school to high school. He was the resident director for six seasons at the Lexington Youth Summer Theater in Boston, MA. He recently assisted Mikhael Tara Garver, working on such projects as "Choice" (Culture Project's Women in Directing Festival), "Renovations" (White Plains Performing Arts Center), and "Fornicated from the Beatles "(world premiere at the A.R.T.'s Emerging America Festival, New York premiere at Glasslands Gallery). Rachel Karp is a New York-based director committed to the collaborative creation of new work. She has developed new work at Columbia University, from which she received her B.A. magna cum laude in Drama and Theatre Arts, and at Powerhouse Theater Festival, where she served as a Directing Apprentice. She has assisted the creation of new works by experimental theater artists Young Jean Lee ("Untitled Feminist Multimedia Technology Show," "We're Gonna Die"), Aaron Landsman and Mallory Catlett ("City Council Meeting," HERE), and Kristi Spessard ("Essentials of Flor," Mabou Mines), among others. Upcoming projects include directing "Band Practice" through Incubator Arts Projects' Short Form Series and assistant directing Pearl Damour's "How to Build a Forest."

'own, Owned' - Theater for the New City
Through August 28, 2011 - New York

"own, Owned" (world premiere) choreographed by Jesse Phillips-Fein. (DANCE) Cino Theater - Wednesday, August 24 at 9:00PM; Thursday, August 25 at 7:00PM; Friday, August 26 at 7:00PM; Saturday, August 27 at 5:00PM; Sunday, August 28 at 5:00PM. Running Time: 40 minutes | Tickets: $15 - Inspired by the uninspired, "own, Owned" reflects on how pleasure is constructed and controlled in our post-Hope political landscape. Focusing on small daily acts of pleasurable choices, the piece engages with the unrecognized creative possibility in eating, dressing/primping the self, sex, and modes of entertainment, as well as how these acts become substitutes for an absent collective political power. At the heart of the piece is anxiety about, but craving for desire--our longings for more meaningful ownership of the self. The intention of the piece is to question the significance of where our libidos are focused. It challenges our reliance on these small daily choices to blot out the reality of dehumanized work through empty play but it does not choose sides. Instead, it operates from a "both/and" perspective. It heralds the daily acts of pleasure where we find creative potential in what we often take as banal and repetitive. Exposing that "business does not have to continue as usual," the possible freedom in these acts attempts to acquire a political dimension, but unsuccessfully. In this piece, failure is guaranteed. As a result, it simultaneously denigrates these "mini-choices" as substitutes and distractions from more genuine power. It mourns the way our pleasures are hijacked, packaged and sold back to us. In this process, the piece embraces a troubling of our beliefs about hope and hopelessness in our current global situation. Jesse Phillips-Fein is a dancer, choreographer, dance educator and producer of multi-genre shows. She grew up in Brooklyn NY, where she studied dance at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange and The Dalton School in Manhattan. She earned a B.A. in Dance & Cultural Anthropology from Smith College and a Diploma in Dance Studies from the Laban Centre in London. Her work has been presented at BRICstudio, BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Chashama, Connelly Theater, DNA/Dance New Amsterdam, Dixon Place, HERE Arts Center, GreenSpace, Movement Research at Judson Church, Williamsburg Arts Nexus, and White Wave. In addition, she has performed with Shannon Hummel/CORA Dance, Cassie Mey, Sarah Sibley, EmmaGrace Skove-Epes, and Layard Thompson, and collaborated with Adam Matta, Box By Three Dance Co., Shana Bloomstein/State Eighteen on Women's Works in Central Maine. She is a co-founder of White Folks Soul: By Any Dance Necessary, using movement and language to unpack white privilege, and Square One Collective, creating performance meditations in unusual spaces. She received the Outer/Space rehearsal space grant from Dance Theater Workshop in 2008 and was the 2007 Poretsky Artist-in-Residence at the Havurah Summer Institute. She is a past recipient of the Individual Artist grant recipient from the Brooklyn Arts Council in 2005 and was awarded the Community Arts Regrant in 2005 and 2006 for her projects "Sea Stories," an inter-generational project about migration with Sheepshead Bay residents of different backgrounds, and "Root & Branch," an exploration of identity with Arab and Jewish teenagers. She has also received funding from the Puffin Foundation, and a space grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She has taught dance to all ages, pre-school to senior citizens and currently teaches Middle and High School Dance at the Brooklyn Friends School.

The Day the Sky Turned Black - IATI Theater
Through August 28, 2011 - New York

On February 7th 2009, Australia was ravaged by firestorms equaling the energy of 1500 atomic bombs… Fresh from an acclaimed season at the Edinburgh & Adelaide Fringe Festivals, The Day the Sky Turned Black makes its US debut at the New York International Fringe Festival. Written and performed by Ali Kennedy Scott, the play chronicles the poignant stories of everyday heroes who fought the ‘Black Saturday’ bushfires, now known as Australia’s greatest natural disaster. As fires sweep through the tinder dry country at speed, residents prepare for the usual summer bushfire season, unaware of the magnitude of the coming fires. By day’s end, 173 people are dead, whole towns are decimated. By week’s end, over a million acres of land are razed to the ground and arson is suspected. Through first person narrative, intermixed with on-the spot news reports, The Day the Sky Turned Black follows the lives of five characters; Kerry, Mabel, Heidi, Gillian and six year-old Aiden who loves nothing better than doing tricks on his BMX and smushing Caramello Koalas into yummy chocolate balls. Based on interviews with survivors, journalists and a global arson expert, the play charts each character’s personal journey from before the fire’s arrival, to their return home and the rebuilding of their lives. Their inspirational stories show the strength and courage of the human spirit when pitted against Mother Nature at her worst.

Lou - Manhattan Theatre Source
Through August 28, 2011 - New York

“Lou” a Play by Fiery Octogenarian Premiers at the 2011 New York Int’l Fringe Festival - John Carter's play delves into the astonishing life of Lou Salomé, the prototype liberated woman and a muse to Nietzsche, Rilke and Freud. Nothing is off limits here. Audiences will resonate to her passion and her hunger for life. Here is a play that explodes the notion that passion fades with age. The playwright is 80 years old. The subject is a woman looking back on an amazing life. The passion on stage is white hot. “Lou” is Lou Salomé, who lived a century ago. She was a groundbreaking writer and psychoanalyst, but what matters most was her life of high adventure. With her brilliance and her raging hunger to know, she danced on the edge and inspired every life she entered. Nietzsche, Rilke and Freud all fell under her spell and emerged trailing holy fire. In this electric staging of John Carter’s lyrical script, actress Elena McGhee and director Tina Benko reincarnate Lou’s amazing spirit and set her loose. The theater is small and the setting intimate. You can’t escape her. You won’t forget her. Lou wrote, “Human life—indeed all life—is poetry. We are works of art, but we are not the artist.” This is the focus of this play. It portrays her life as glowing art, and it follows her search to find connection with the artist. Lou Salomé was one of those remarkable and precious humans who alter our culture, for better or for worse. She has been called a truth-seeker, iconoclast, libertine, and blatant individual. She became an historical icon for the feminist movement. Anaïs Nin spoke of Lou as “a women whose importance to the development of women is immeasurable.” In spite of the many obstacles that dominated her era, no woman had ever so brilliantly invaded the intellectual domains of men, and no woman before her had flouted the confines of gender with such unruly will. She was a person of great spiritual substance. Her childhood glowed with the glory of God, then that God departed. The wound shaped her life, and she brought forth richness from it. The show premiers August 20 – 28, 2011. Playwright and poet John Carter is a former merchant seaman, railroad man and wanderer. He began writing plays in his early 70s. He marks his 80th year with the staging of “Lou.” It is his third play to be performed in New York. Actress Elena McGhee has performed on the stage and screen in New York, Boston and Los Angeles. She performed most recently at The Red Circle Theater with director Ed Sherin. Past credits include Shanghai Gesture off Broadway with Mirror Rep, Funnyhouse of a Negro with Classical Theater of Harlem, and the lead in Scenes from an Execution with QED @Hudson Guild. Director Tina Benko’s recent theatre credits include Wallace Shawn’s Marie and Bruce at The New Group, The Little Foxes and Restoration at New York Theatre Workshop, Rough Sketch at 59East59th Street, Age of Iron at CSC as well as other Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, and television and film.

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