““Ingenious… (Austin Pendlelton’s Claudius) is more convincing than any performance I can recall. "”
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Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Posted on Oct 2, 2015 in Mainstage, Uncategorized

Frog & Peach Theatre Co. to Present Shakespeare’s Much ado About Nothing Running October 22–November 15 at The Workshop Theatre (312 W 36th St. 4th Floor), Thur.–Sat. at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets Available at SmartTix.com or by phone at 212-868-4444 The Battle of the Sexes just got Sicilian! This Fall in NYC, renowned Frog & Peach Theatre Company is guaranteed to delight and excite audiences with Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare’s sexiest  comedy of unlikely romance, police incompetence, and the hilarious war of words between the enchantingly lovely Beatrice and charming Ladies’ Man Benedick. Can anything bring these two foes together? Set against a backdrop of sun-washed, bloodstained Sicily, Much Ado About Nothing opens with Don Pedro and his platoon of courtly soldiers returning from war. Shakespeare strikingly describes what modern medicine calls PTSD, particularly in the embodiment of Count Claudio. With a Masquerade Ball planned in celebration of the end of the war alongside surprises, betrayal, and non-stop hilarity, you’ll wish Much Ado would never end! Running time is One hour 50 minutes, plus intermission. Featuring direction from Frog & Peach founder and lifetime member of The Actors Studio Lynnea Benson, the cast will feature Amy Frances Quint as Beatrice, Lenny Ciotti as Benedick, Marcus Watson as Claudio, in addition to David Elyha, Ilaria Amadasi, Vivien Landau, JP Makowski, Alyssa Diamond, Matthew Velez, James Foster, Jr., John Lampe, Alec Barniskis, Liz Tancredi, David Personne, Paul Battiato, Steve Fogelman, Samuel Douglas Clark, Jamar Brathwaite, and Vicki Kulkin. The creative team includes Nina Vartanian (Costume Design), Ashley Cusack (Set & Design), Award Winning Dennis Parichy (Lighting Design), Tom Knutson (Movement), Ellie D’Eustachio (Stage Manager)  Sara Parcesepe (Asst. Stage Manager), and Nannan Gu (Design Intern). Original Music by Ted Zurkowski. In its 20 years, some of the featured performers in Frog & Peach productions and readings have included Austin Pendleton, Academy Award-winner Estelle Parsons, Academy Award-nominee Catalina Sandino Moreno, Tony & Emmy Award-winner Bebe Neuwirth, Fred Willard, Shirley Knight, Rip Torn, Tom Noonan, Susie Essman, Emmy-nominee Anna Chlumsky (Veep), 30 Rock cast members Scott Adsit & Maulik Pancholy, Alan Zweibel & SNL alum Darrell Hammond. Frog & Peach Theatre Company was founded in 1994 by Lynnea Benson & Ted Zurkowski, Lifetime Members of The Actors Studio and lifelongfans of Shakespeare’s plays. Frog & Peach was born with an idea for making Shakespeare’s plays accessible to everyone, regardless of income or diploma.  Known for cinematic pace, thrills, and for never “dumbing down” the text, Frog & Peach has been turning regular New Yorkers into Shakespeare fans ever since.  DETAILS MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING will run from October 22 – November 15 at The Workshop Theatre (312 W 36th St. 4th Floor) with performances Thursday–Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $18 ($12 for students with ID (use discount code VERGES) and Seniors (65+ use code HERO) for performances OCTOBER 22...

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Cinderella/The Tinderbox

Cinderella/The Tinderbox

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 in Tinkerbell, Uncategorized

The perfect outing families & audiences age four and up, starting on Saturday afternoon, Halloween 10/31 and thru Sunday, 11/15, Frog & Peach Theatre Company (known for popular & critically-acclaimed productions of Shakespearean plays), will present the fun & family-friendly fairy tale series Tinkerbell Theatre, where they have adapted “Cinderella” and “The Tinderbox” (both from the Brothers Grimm) into exciting and interactive live shows featuring sing-along songs & unique, large-scale puppets. Everyone is also invited to participate in a special Puppet Making Workshop right on stage after each show with the cast! High quality puppet kits are available ($10) or bring an old sock & make a new friend!

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Natural Magic-A Glorious Benefit

Natural Magic-A Glorious Benefit

Posted on Aug 31, 2015 in Events, Uncategorized

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! Frog & Peach’s NATURAL MAGIC Natural Magic! A Glorious Benefit Evening for Frog & Peach Theatre! Austin Pendleton and other special Guests Thursday, September 24, 2015 7:00pm – 10:00pm At the beautiful Greenwich House School of Music 46 Barrow St. NY, NY 10014  View Map CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS UPDATED: View Photos From This Event Here  Wine, Magic, Romance, and Special Surprise Guests,   You are cordially invited to join us for Natural Magic–a benefit for The Frog & Peach Theatre Company at the romantic Greenwich House School of Music, 46 Barrow St, in Manhattan’s West Village. The evening will begin with wine tasting and cocktails, as gifted masters of Legerdemain dazzle with entertaining feats of magic. Then upstairs to the beautiful Recital Hall for Celebrity Readings of Shakespeare’s most magical scenes. We are delighted to be celebrating our 21st Main Stage season of Shakespeare’s plays. Earning widespread critical acclaim for its stunningly lucid, exciting productions, Frog & Peach makes Shakespeare come to life for thousands of New Yorkers of all incomes and educational backgrounds. Frog & Peach receives only modest government and foundation funding.  The lion’s share of our support comes from New Yorkers who care about the work we do–providing the special nourishment of Shakespeare to those who may feel shut out of the Cultural Conversation, who share our committment New York City’s students.  As word of our unique programs reaches the public, there is additional pressure to serve more teachers, students, and seniors–New Yorkers who are thirsting for enrichment–with free or discounted tickets.  Despite strained resources, we haven’t had to turn anyone away–yet.  To continue our important work, we need your help. We look forward to seeing you at this splendid event.  If you cannot attend, please consider becoming a Member of The Frog & Peach Family by making a donation at the Frog & Peach Website or by clicking the Donation button below. Your ticket purchase and donation will help supply ciritical funding for ticket subsidies, outreach and operating expenses to give New York students and seniors the arts enrichment they deserve.  And tickets to Natural Magic are tax deductible!  See our website for more details as they become available. ~Lynnea Benson DOWNLOAD/PRINT PDF of Flyer *design by Chris...

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Contribute Today!

Contribute Today!

Posted on Aug 12, 2015 in Uncategorized

Donate To Frog And Peach10- $20$50-$75100.00200.00Other Amount:Your Email Address: “Thank you for choosing to support The Frog & Peach Theatre Company. We want all our friends and supporters to know that The Frog & Peach Theatre Company is a non profit 501c3 organized in New York State. That means that for most people a donation to Frog & Peach is tax deductible (but you should check it out with your tax person just to make sure). We’d like all of our friends and neighbors to come be a part of Frog & Peach. It’s a tremendous high to introduce people to the relevance, beauty, and tawdry cheap thrills of Shakespeare with our uniquely American productions. We want the excitement of Shakespeare to be a part of everyone’s life. Every bit of your generous support goes toward bringing this special nourishment to the people of New York! Let us know that we’re important to you and your family by making a donation! You can also  send your tax-deductible donation to: Frog & Peach Theatre Company, Inc. c/o Lynnea Benson 19 Cumming St, #4M New York,...

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New Site In Progress!

New Site In Progress!

Posted on Aug 12, 2015 in Uncategorized

We are working hard to get our new site fully completed- But we have quite a body of work to update! Stay tuned for Image Galleries, archived past shows and a section dedicated to all our amazing press coverage! In the Meantime please consider Donating Today – FALL ANNOUNCEMENT COMING SOON! And Yes we do have a new Venue location! More details soon!

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