2010-2011

BALM IN GILEAD
By Lanford Wilson
Directed by Peter Jensen
October 14 – November 21, 2010
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Balm in Gilead, Lanford Wilson’s first full-length play, captures the lives of the disenfranchised, the lost, and the derelicts who hang out at an all-night diner on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Joe and Darlene, two young people who desire better lives, are at the center of the maelstrom, caught in the crosshairs of the turbulent 1960s. Poetic and haunting, Balm in Gilead resonates as strongly today as it did at its 1965 premiere at Ellen Stewart’s Café MaMa.

Balm In Gilead Photo: Torso XXI by Colm McCarthy http://www.colmmccarthy.net

“There’s not a richer or more rewarding work of theatre anywhere in town right now”-NYTheatre.com

“The show is a visceral experience – astonishing in every detail and desperately authentic” –The Happiest Medium

“Director Peter Jensen has orchestrated a raucous symphony of a play that draws a capacity crowd to its feet” –Blog Critics

“The large cast and quality design create something that is truly special and unique to the New York theater scene …Go see it” –Theatre is Easy

“An entire cast of strong and very distinct characters, all played with eloquence” -Outlookpress

CHANGING ROOM
By David Storey
Directed by Terry Schreiber
February 24 – April 3, 2011
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David Storey’s Tony Award-nominated play The Changing Room offers an intimate, revealing portrait of a Northern England semi-pro rugby league team. Set entirely in the team’s locker room over the course of one game, the documentary drama follows the working class athletes’ pre- and post-game rituals, offering a powerful view of how people relate to one another, particularly in the stressful trenches of life. When The Changing Room premiered on Broadway in 1973, the New York Times hailed it as “mysterious and ultimately mesmerizing.”

“If you want to experience the power of theatre-to really understand what an exemplary ensemble of actors and other creative artists can do under the firm hand of a masterful theatre director-then look no further than T. Schreiber Studio” –Martin Denton

“The actors go after the scenes with fearless abandon and provide a collection of extremely lush and vivid characters that are immensely relatable and incredibly interesting to watch. You literally feel like you are spying on an hour and half of these men’s lives.” –Zak Risinger

“Schreiber and this ensemble of actors have done an extraordinary job in creating fully-formed, organic, believable characters; the craft here is simply breathtaking.” –Martin Denton

“The production values rivaled that of many Off-Broadway productions I have seen…a truly rewarding theatrical experience. It attempts to present something that is rarely seen by theatre goers and succeeds by leaps and bounds. The Changing Room is raw, real, and heartfelt. The acting and production values are all first rate.” –Theatre is Easy

“The Changing Room really comes alive at points of entrance and exit…the team being so much more than the sum of its parts, the play being more than just pranks in a locker room.” –Kate Shea Kennon

“Storey’s combination of vivid characters and their acutely observed interactions, almost documentary like in its detail, meshes into a hypnotic whole, weaving a fascinating behavioral mosaic.” –Backstage

YOU NEVER CAN TELL
By George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Robert Verlaque
May 12-June 19, 2011
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George Bernard Shaw’s side splitting comedy, You Never Can Tell, was born out of a bet: that Shaw could not write a seaside comedy, an extremely popular genre in 1890s England. Shaw, the only person to win an Oscar and the Nobel Prize for Literature, succeeds on his own terms, offering a hilarious and insightful look at marriage, family and the modern woman. Mrs. Clandon, a celebrated writer and independent New Woman, returns to seaside England with her three adult children – Gloria and twins Phillip and Dolly – after an 18-year self-imposed exile in Madeira. The Clandons’ chance meeting with a dashing dentist, Valentine, and his landlord, Mr. Crampton, sets up an unexpected family reunion. It just goes to show that you never can tell.

“…the cast of this production is terrific across the board, providing the audience with a most delightful afternoon or evening’s entertainment.” -Alan J. Miller, Theatre is Easy

Sometimes you really can tell. And I will tell you that T. Schreiber’s production of George Bernard Shaw’s You Never Can Tell is an utterly charming night at the theater. -Bess Rowen,Off-Off Online

“A charming, delightful and first-rate revival of Shaw’s seaside comedy, appropriate for the entire family.” -Alan J. Miller,Theatre is Easy

“T. Schreiber Studio concludes its 41st season with this production, and as ever the work is sparkling, clear, and nourishing. This is the perfect comedy to usher in the long-awaited summer here in NYC.”
-Martin Denton, nytheatre

“The banter is witty and the comedy is drawing room, but it is the actors’ charisma and timing that keeps one engaged.” -Bess Rowen, Off-Off Online

“In fact, if you don’t count the number of seats in the audience, you’ll be convinced that you’re attending a major off Broadway production. The sets and costumes are lush, worthy of a full blown commercial production, and the acting and directing are as good as it gets.” -Alan J. Miller,Theatre is Easy

“It’s a very funny play, and very smart…it’s thoroughly modern and no less pertinent than it was when it was written.” -Martin Denton, nytheatre

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