Sarah Michelle Brown's First Hand Woman tackles the five stages of a breakup.
First Hand Woman
Written and produced by Sarah Michelle Brown, who also performs in the show, this five-woman play is a 90-minute journey into the five stages of loss as experienced at the end of a romantic relationship. Each actress represents a different stage of the process: denial, bargaining, anger, depression, and acceptance. And while some of these stages certainly aren't jolly, the characters and the show are both uplifting and inspiring, not only in terms of love, but in celebrating the overall journey of life—especially the messy parts—and the process of letting go and moving on.
Rubble The Simpsons writer Mike Reiss penned this comedy about an aging comedy writer who finds himself trapped under the rubble of an earthquake while he's supposed to be at an important network meeting. Emmy-winning comedy writer Bruce Vilanch, who appeared on Broadway in Hairspray, plays the lead role, with a supporting cast that includes Broadway veteran Jerry Adler, best known for his starring role in Woody Allen's Manhattan Murder Mystery, and Avenue Q's Jason Jacoby.
Ever wish you could confront the people who picked on you as a child? Writer, performer, and producer Lee J. Kaplan does just that in this powerful one-man show, wherein Kaplan revisits his sixth grade journal to write a play about getting even with his former bullies. Directed by New York theater favorite Padraic Lillis, Bully is about the challenge of standing up for yourself, in every way, and the personal transformation that can result.