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Frog & Peach Presents Twelfth Night

Frog & Peach Presents Twelfth Night

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in Mainstage, Uncategorized

Celebrating more than 20 years of creating Shakespeare for everyone, Frog and Peach Theatre Company follows up their acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with another classic comedy, TWELFTH NIGHT which begins performances Friday, February 22 and opens Monday, February 25 Frog and Peach transforms The Sheen Center Black Box Theater once again, this time into the seaside kingdom of Illyria, replete with fiendish pranks, public brawls, and an original score by Honey West’s Ted Zurkowski in this startlingly modern romp. TWELFTH NIGHT will play a limited engagement through Sunday, March 17 at The Sheen Center Black Box Theatre, 18 Bleecker St. Tickets are $24.95-$29.95 and can be purchased at sheencenter.org/shows/twelfthnight. The cast of TWELFTH NIGHT includes Martin Bodenheimer, Jamar Brathwaite,  Alyssa Diamond, Dani Franco, Shashwat Gupta, Kevin Hauver, Steve Mazzoccone, Karoline Patrick, John L. Payne, Richard James Porter, Blake Kelton Prentiss, Kyle Primack, Amy Frances Quint, Steven Ungar, and Jonathan Reed Wexler. Lighting Design by Drama Desk Award winner and multiple Tony nominee Dennis Parichy. Sets and costumes are by Asa Benally. Choreography Geneva Jenkins. Violence coordinator Marcus Watson. Johanna Ring is the Production Stage Manager. Rafaella Rossi serves as stage manager. The playing schedule for TWELFTH NIGHT is as follows: Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm.. Tickets are $24.95-29.95 and can be purchased at sheencenter.org/shows/twelfthnight Feb 22 & 23 discount code PREVIEW $15; Student discount code VIOLA-$18; Senior discount code ORSINO-$18; Military discount code TOBY-$18. Discounts available through March 10 *Production Photos by Maria Baranova Main Photo Features: Alyssa Diamond (Viola) Karoline Patrick (Olivia) Jonathan Reed Wexler (Orsino)   REVIEWS ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION “Frog and Peach’s brisk and non-intimidating interpretation offers a joyful window into how enjoyable the Bard can be.” Off Off Online “…Frog and Peach remind us, again, of how glorious he (Shakespeare) is.” TheaterScene.com-A Wonderful Romp Reminds Us How Wonderful Shakespeare Is  “Twelfth Night, is such rollicking, good fun…”  Artsy...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Posted on Jan 12, 2018 in Mainstage, Uncategorized

Frog & Peach Returns to The Sheen Center with Shakespeare’s Beloved A Midsummer Night’s Dream FEBRUARY: 1st-25th, 2018  “Frog & Peach is a jewel of Off-Broadway. You can’t find a more exhilarating evening than to join this troupe for a romp in the woods!” – Ronald Gross, NYTB Guide  The renowned Frog & Peach Theatre Company follows up their record breaking Sheen Center debut of 2017’s Macbeth with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s rollicking romp of romance, wizardry, and show biz. The production will run from Thursday, February 1 through February 25, 2018 at Frog & Peach’s handsome residence, The Sheen Center Black Box Theatre (18 Bleecker Street). Curtain times: Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 7:30 PM.  Sundays at 3 PM.  Tickets are $24.95.  Running time 2 hours, 15 minutes plus a ten-minute intermission. A Midsummer Night’s Dream transports audiences to the palaces of Athens, and the dark, bewitching forests surrounding the kingdom, where the fairy King Oberon (Erick Gonzalez, star of 2017’s hit Macbeth) and his Queen Titania (Amy Frances Quint) are waging a deliciously romantic war.  With help from the devilish Puck (Marcus Watson) Oberon casts a spell over his estranged wife, as well as the lovers Hermia (Alyssa Diamond), Helena (Bess Miller), Lysander (Edan Jacob Levy) and Demetrius (Kyle Primack). Meanwhile, as the Mechanicals rehearse their tragically hilarious Pyramus & Thisby, Puck cannot resist transforming the hapless Bottom (Kevin Hauver) into a donkey. Will witchcraft spell disaster, or save the day? With themes of sexual politics, climate change, and the supernatural, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a startlingly modern comedy sure to delight audiences of all ages. Directed by Frog & Peach founder Lynnea Benson, the cast also features David Elyha, Chad Sheveland, Benny Acevedo, Nicholas Corda, Taylor Harvey, Daina Njuguna, Karoline Patrick, John L. Payne, Richard James Porter, Stephanay Slade, Josh Silverman, Eric Swanson, and Steven Ungar.   With a rollicking original score by Honey West’s Ted Zurkowski and Ian McDonald (founding member of music’s legendary King Crimson & Foreigner). Lighting design by Drama Desk award winner Dennis Parichy. Costumes & sets by the renowned designer Asa Benally of Yale University. Choreography by Skylar Fox. Stage Manager Dylan Marie Parent. Photographer-Paul Greco Running time: 2 hours, 15 minutes plus a 10 minute intermission. Frog & Peach Theatre Company was founded by Lynnea Benson & Ted Zurkowski, Lifetime Members of The Actors Studio and passionate advocates of Shakespeare in performance. Frog & Peach makes Shakespeare’s plays fun and exciting for everyone, regardless of age, income or diploma. Widely acclaimed for gorgeous acting, brisk pace, and an edgy, rock-n-roll sensibility, Frog & Peach turns regular New Yorkers into lifelong Shakespeare fans. For more information please visit www.FrogAndPeachTheatre.org.   DISCOUNT CODES: For Feb 1-4; Feb 8-11; Feb 15-18 performances Academic students with ID use code PUCK, and tickets are just $18! Seniors 65+ use code MOTH, and tickets are...

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Spirits of a Different Sort -Gala Event

Spirits of a Different Sort -Gala Event

Posted on Oct 23, 2017 in Events, Uncategorized

Frog & Peach Theatre celebrates Fall with Spirits of a Different Sort. OPEN BAR, delicious food, and all-too-real visitations from Shakespeare’s scariest characters. Widely known for their HAUNTING productions of Shakespeare’s plays and STAR-STUDDED GALA READINGS, Frog & Peach kicks off the new season with Spirits of A Different Sort! Starring DAVID RASCHE (Veep, The Skin Of Our Teeth), AMY FRANCES QUINT, KEVIN HAUVER, ALYSSA DIAMOND, MARCUS WATSON, JON WEXLER, and more! It all goes down Monday October 23 at the spookily elegant GREENWICH HOUSE MUSIC SCHOOL in the haunted West Village! 7:30pm The Greenwich House Music School 46 Barrow Street, New York NY 10014 Map Get your tickets today! View the Facebook...

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Love and Resistance – Gala Event

Love and Resistance – Gala Event

Posted on May 29, 2017 in Events, Uncategorized

Join Dick Cavett, David Rasche, Austin Pendleton and more as we celebrate… Celebrate Love & Resistance! Come share the spirit of spring with Frog & Peach at this gala stage event! Cocktails, food, and selection of readings from Shakespeare’s most passionate characters. (More details soon) Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM Greenwich House Music School (VIEW MAP} 46 Barrow St, New York, New York 10014 General admission just $25 Buy Tickets FEATURING: (Click for larger image) Austin PendletonDick CavettDavid...

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Macbeth

Macbeth

Posted on Dec 23, 2016 in Mainstage, Uncategorized

Frog & Peach Theatre Company Presents: Macbeth By William Shakespeare Thursday, January 19, 2017–Sunday, February 12, 2017 Black Box Theater Sheen Center for Thought and Culture 18 Bleecker St – NY, NY 10012 – Box Office: (212) 925-2812 REVIEWS “Perfection!  Visually and audibly breathtaking!” Adventures in Entertainment  “A delight!” – Times Square Chronicles “Marvelously Intense!” – Theatre Pizzazz The renowned Frog & Peach Theatre Company present Shakespeare’s most terrifying tale of blood, war, and witchcraft: MACBETH. Don’t see it alone. Founded by members of The Actors Studio, Frog & Peach Theatre Company has been turning New Yorkers of all incomes and backgrounds on to the pleasures of Shakespeare with breathtaking performances, cinematic pace, and gorgeous production values. Frog & Peach takes a very different, thought provoking view on Shakespeare’s best known work. – DJR Bruckner, The New York Times Every one of the players proves that in the right hands Shakespeare can be laugh-out-loud funny–the text often feels as if it could have been written today. – Ethan Kanfer, Show Business Weekly Macbeth stars Erick Gonzalez & Kate T. Billingsley, Alec Barniskis, Ellie D’Eustachio, Alyssa Diamond, Kevin Hauver, Colin Hinckley, Vivien Landau,  Chris Leberger, Bess Miller, John L Payne, Richard James Porter, Rita Posillico, Niall Powderly, John Ramaine, Patrick Roberts, Rick Roemer, James T Stanton, Marcus Watson, & David Whittington Jr. Lynnea Benson – Director Jean Kim – Set Design Asa Benally – Costumes Johanna Ring – Stage Manager Hannah Lee – Assistant Stage Manager Ali Hall – Lighting Tom Knutson – Movement Marcus Watson – Combat Choreography Upcoming Performances Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:30 pm GET TICKETS Friday, January 20, 2017 7:30 pm GET TICKETS Saturday, January 21, 2017 7:30 pm GET TICKETS Sunday, January 22, 2017 3:00 pm GET TICKETS Thursday, January 26, 2017 7:30 pm GET TICKETS Friday, January 27, 2017 7:30 pm GET TICKETS Saturday, January 28, 2017 7:30 pm GET TICKETS Sunday, January 29, 2017 3:00 pm GET TICKETS Thursday, February 2, 2017 7:30 pm GET TICKETS Friday, February 3, 2017 7:00 pm GET TICKETS Saturday, February 4, 2017 7:30 pm GET TICKETS Sunday, February 5, 2017 3:00 pm GET TICKETS Thursday, February 9, 2017 7:30 pm GET TICKETS Friday, February 10, 2017 7:30 pm GET TICKETS Saturday, February 11, 2017 7:30 pm GET TICKETS Sunday, February 12, 2017 3:00 pm GET TICKETS Tickets: $15 (Jan 19 – 20) $24.99 (Jan 21 – Feb 12) Students, Seniors, and Military Veterans: $18 February 3 Gala Performance –...

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Snow White & The Seven Little Guys!

Snow White & The Seven Little Guys!

Posted on Dec 23, 2016 in Tinkerbell, Uncategorized

TINKERBELL THEATRE SERIES Starting in January, Frog & Peach Theatre presents a reboot of this classic tale & more with Tinkerbell Theatre at the Sheen Center Saturday, January 21, 2017–Sunday, February 12, 2017 Black Box Theater Sheen Center for Thought and Culture 18 Bleecker St – NY, NY 10012 – Box Office: (212) 925-2812 Tickets are $24.99 GET TICKETS Book by Lynnea Benson Music & Lyrics by Ted Zurkowski Frog & Peach’s hilarious, interactive musical retelling of Snow White & The Seven Little Guys! Princess Snow White has a pure heart, a strong spirit, and a terrible temper. On the run from the Wicked Queen, she holes up with the Seven Little Guys: Bossy, Beasty, Thrifty, Stoolie, Dizzy, Mumbles & Stosh — but, the Queen is determined to win back the Title of Fairest in The Land. Will the Queen ever find her? Will the Magic Mirror find true love? And what about that Prince? A story about what’s Fair and what’s fair, with toe-tapping tunes, big soft puppets, and laughs for the whole family. There’s even a fun puppet making workshop after every show, right on stage with the cast! Puppet making kit included! Snow White & The Seven Little Guys runs in rep with audience favorite Cinderella, Saturdays & Sundays at 1 pm through Feb 12. The perfect outing families & audiences age four and up, starting on Saturday afternoon, January 21 and thru Sunday, February 12, 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 “Snow White and the Seven Little Guys!” (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 or bring an old sock & make a new friend! About Frog & Peach Frog & Peach is renowned for making theatre thrilling and accessible for everybody! From their acclaimed Main Stage productions to the kooky fun of Tinkerbell Theatre (for audiences age four and up) Frog and Peach is “The Treasure of Off Off Broadway!” Tinkerbell Theatre turns classic fairy tales into rollicking family fun with Rocky-and-Bullwinkle style humor, sing-along songs and big, soft puppets. “We absolutely loved Tinkerbell Theatre, and our three children, aged 7, 3 and 2, sat enraptured throughout. Even their jaded mothers found it funny!”  Vanessa J., West Village Upcoming Performances Saturday, January 21, 2017 1:00 pm GET TICKETS Sunday, January 22, 2017 1:00 pm GET TICKETS Saturday, January 28, 2017 1:00 pm GET TICKETS Sunday, January 29, 2017 1:00 pm GET TICKETS Saturday, February 4, 2017 1:00 pm GET TICKETS Sunday, February 5, 2017 1:00 pm GET TICKETS Saturday, February 11, 2017 1:00 pm GET TICKETS Sunday, February 12, 2017 1:00 pm GET TICKETS Tickets:...

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