INK'd: 2010-2011 Writing Fellows Public Premiere
June 6, 2011 at 6pm
Five Second Chances
SALLY: In Ireland, the saying goes, you don't ask someone if they'd like to marry you you ask them if they'd like to be buried with you. (Beat.) I know, we're a lively bunch.
The emerald isle has rarely been as charming, as funny, or as complex as it is in Five Second Chances. The story of a small town struggling with modernity and identity unfolds through a series of mysteries, missed opportunities, and the misunderstandings of an Irish accent. A young American girl, Annie, turns her own world upside-down when she starts out to discover her roots and instead unearths a town secret buried long ago.
June 6, 2011 at 8pm
Christopher Oscar Peña's
ANDRES Now I don't presume to be the one with the biggest struggle. That's what it's about nowadays isn't it? Who's had the biggest struggle? Who's the biggest minority? People wear that like it's some badge of honor. Let's fight over who's had it worse! I don't get down like that. I live my life day to day carrying my own burdens, my own struggles. But that's how I live.
In the social landscape of the 2008 American presidential election, hope and change are giving rise to dreams. Immigrants, homosexuals, children, and families hoping to thrive are struggling to survive. But the higher they fly, the harder they fall. A story that criss-crosses political hot button issues from immigration, to domestic abuse, to gay marriage, Icarus Burns is a provocative, imaginative, and touching modern tale. If America is a melting pot, this is the story of how the modern dreams of its people are often the first to burn.
June 13, 2011 at 6pm
KRIS: (on the phone with her mother) I met a boy. I met two boys. They're brothers. Yeah, they're my friends. Yes they have jobs. Well one of them has a job, one's in grad school. Yeah they're really nice, I go grocery shopping with them, stuff like like picnics and stuff / we're like a little threesome.
Sibling rivalry can bring out the worst in people (the harshest insults, the loudest farts), but to an only child it sounds like heaven. Isaac and Ben are mismatched brothers living under the same roof: one stable and put-together, the other, a sprawling emotional mess. But, when Isaac brings his new Asian girlfriend home, an ill-advised evening of alcohol and coffee table dancing brings new meaning to the words "share and share alike."
June 13, 2011 at 8pm
The Electric Baby
NATALIA: In a sad dark country filled with crying willow trees, a girl was born with the gift of magic. She can smell a rainstorm three days before it begin. She can hear danger in the footsteps of a shadow she sees in a dream, and her bones ache when somebody lies to her.
When a car accident kills a young man, a group of fractured souls begin to discover the folklore and magic woven through their life stories. A modern day tale of folk and folktales, a chance encounter, a mysterious woman, and a luminescent baby in the last days of its life are the catalysts for these individuals to begin to rewriting the stories of their lives. The Electric Baby is a magical blend of sad endings, strange beginnings, and the unlikely people that move us from one place to the next.
Cherry Lane Studio Theatre
38 Commerce Street (at 7th Ave)
New York, NY 10004
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|