Readings at the Gershwin
adventurous new plays
by women writers
FALL 2000: Four
fantastic tales from the edge
Mondays in October at
East 27th Street (Fifth/Madison Aves)
Admission is Free
- EYE OF THE STORM: A SHIPWRECK TETRALOGY by Hilary
The Bog Queen, Orilla Del Mundo, Tom and Eva - four connected short
which share shipwrecks as their catalysts. Ranging in style from
tragedy, to Seussian folklore, to musical high camp, to icy ghost
the pieces are intertwined so that each is intensified by the others.
Carolyn Baeumler, Paul Vincent Black, John McAdams, Jesse J. Perez, Molly
Powell, Ninon Rogers, Dale Soules
- THE TRIPLE HAPPINESS by
Vassar student, his suburban parents, a movie star, a drifter and an
prophetess are all seeking happiness, to the third degree, like
in Larchmont, New York, and the mythological Triple Happiness.
Carolyn Baeumler, Paul Vincent Black, Stacie Chaiken, Erin Gann, Nina Hellman,
- THE ADVENTURES OF HERCULINA by Kira
adventures take her from a French convent school
an encounter with Sarah Bernhardt, from the boudoir of a bawdy British
a sideshow of freaks, raising questions of gender, sexuality, and above
all, the essence of love.
Carolyn Baeumler, Carla Harting, Nina Hellman, Albert Macklin, Jeremy Shamos,
Dale Soules, Fred Velde
- RED FROGS (a slapstick mirror for the summer purgatorio) by Ruth
a great flood recedes from Coney Island to Nantucket, Beatifica Strata
strains to keep her status
the insurgency of the Chaplin girls bursting on her doorstep.
FROGS is part Aristophanes, part Karl Marx and shamelessly burlesque.
Carolyn Baeumler, Michi Barall, Marissa Copeland, Carla Harting, Nina Hellman,
directed by Elyse Singer