Strawberry Theatre Festival

 

The STF is an extension of the Strawberry One-Act Festival, in which Full Length Plays, Musicals and Short Plays are showcased. 

The Strawberry Theatre Festival will be held at the
Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street,
Between 9th & 10th Avenue in NYC.

Trains:  A,C,E,B,D,F,Q,R,N, #1,2 or 3 to 42nd Street.

July 16th through July 31, 2016

Tickets:  $25 Online & $27 at the Box Office (Cash Only)

Premium Seating:  (Rows A - F)  $30 Online & $35 at the Box Office (Cash Only)

EVERY TIME I FALL BACK: The Musical by Jenifer Badamo

EVERY TIME I FALL BACK: The Musical
By Jenifer Badamo
Musical Director:  Rhea Arkin
Director: Mike Beaury
 
Do dreams really die or do we just surrender to reality? Dina Morelli, a 30-ish Italian-American dancer from Brooklyn, lives in the real world with a heart full of dreams. She longs to be a Broadway star, a goal that grows less possible with each passing year. Tired of years of disappointment, she begins to travel down a new path when she meets Chris, a man who just might be what she's looking for at this time in her life. Will she ever be satisfied with the life she's living? Or will she lose herself to a life full of compromises?
 
Saturday, July 22nd at 8:30pm
Sunday, July 23rd at 8:30pm
Thursday, July 27th at 9pm
Friday, July 28th at 9pm
Saturday, July 29th at 7:40pm
Sunday, July 30th at 2:00pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
 
About the Playwright:
 
Jenifer Badamo (Playwright/EVERY TIME I FALL BACK: The Musical) is a student in HB Studio's advanced playwriting class under the direction of her mentor, Donna deMatteo.  Playwriting credits include: Background Voices Calling From A Distance, Cawffee Tawk, What Are Our Kids Thinking, Silent Waters Run Deep, RE.LA.VIR, Metamorphosis, 4 Rooms of Gloom, and several 10 minute plays for festivals at HB Studio.   Her full length play, Every Time I Fall Back, was produced by The Riant Theatre in the Strawberry Theatre Festival in Manhattan in 2013 and won Best New Full Length play.  In 2014, Jenifer turned Every Time I Fall Back into a full length musical--with music exclusively by her favorite artists in the entire world, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo-- with much help (and patience) from her very talented friend and musical director for the show, Rhea Arkin.  Theater By The Bay in Bayside, NY presented a one hour "preview" version of Every Time I Fall Back: The Musical in 2014. Much love and thanks to Van, her family, and friends--she would be nothing without everyone's love and support.  Especially WK, her favorite critic who is always in the first row for everything.  

Saturday, July 22nd at 8:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 8:30 PMPrice: $30.00

Sunday, July 23rd at 8:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, July 23rd at 8:30 PMPrice: $30.00

Thursday, July 27th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Thursday, July 27th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Friday, July 28th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, July 28th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Saturday, July 29th at 7:40 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 29th at 7:40 PMPrice: $30.00

Sunday, July 30th at 2:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, July 30th at 2:00 PMPrice: $30.00

LIFE LINE By Robert Ellsworth (STF)

LIFE LINE By Robert Ellsworth 

Two strangers, an affluent, middle-aged divorcee and a sardonic, gay Mexican American stylist, volunteer at a West Hollywood suicide hotline without any guidance. In this claustrophobic setting, they are forced to fend for themselves, performing a duty for which neither of them is qualified. They clash--of ideology, class and race/sexuality-- but despite their ostensible contrasts, they somehow find an intimacy between them and must tackle an increasingly dire phone calls as well as their own existential crisis. Memory colors the present and forges the future.
 
Friday, July 21st at 7:30pm
Friday, July 28th at 6:00pm
Sunday, July 30th at 4:30pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
 
 
 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
Robert Ellsworth (Playwright/Life Line) A native of Boston, Robert Ellsworth graduated cum laude from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing and an MFA from Cal State Los Angeles. A former journalist, his writings have appeared in Elle, US Weekly, FHM, Vogue, the Boston Globe, The National Post and Movieline.  Ellsworth has also sold three feature film screenplays to such major studios as Touchstone, Village Road Show and Warner Brothers. He has worked for Paramount Pictures, Shonda Rhymes and ABC Studios. He currently teaches Media Ethics and Journalism at Cal State Los Angeles and is working on his second play.
 
Ellsworth’s script, The Sect was the 2016 recipient of the Best Feature Screenplay Award for the 25th Annual California Media Arts Festival.
 

Friday, July 21st at 7:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, July 21st at 7:30 PMPrice: $30.00

Friday, July 28th at 6:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, July 28th at 6:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Sunday, July 30th at 4:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, July 30th at 4:30 PMPrice: $30.00

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