Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

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The Finals

The Best Plays in the festival will perform and the Industry Judges will select the Best Play. 

The Industry Judges will include:

  • ELLYN LONG MARSHALL, Casting Director, Orpheus Casting
  • GARY EPSTEIN, Agent, Phoenix Artists, Representing Actors and Writers
  • DR. INDIRA ETWAROO, Theatre Producer, Executive Director, Restoration ART and
      The Billie Holiday Theatre; Vice President, Bed Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
  • VAN DIRK FISHER, Artistic Director, Theatre Producer, Riant Theatre

1.  A TWO HUNDRED DOLLAR RHINOCEROS by Richard Lobel

2.  WELCOME TO NARNIA by Jessica Marie Fisher

3.  SCENES BETWEEN A MARRIAGE by Michael David Johnson

4.  NELLY by William Holland

5.  TOADY HOAD by Damien Roos

6.  LEAVES by Victor Vauban Jr.

Saturday, March 23rd at 12pm (There will be one intermission.)

Tickets are $30 Online and $32 at the Box Office (Cash Only)


At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th St, 12 Floor, NYC

The 4 Best Plays will perform at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, March 24th at 5:30PM and awards will be persented for Best Play, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Video Diary.

Saturday, March 23rd at 12:00 PMPrice: $30.00

CAKE? By Flynn Osman

CAKE? By Flynn Osman
Featuring: Andrew Nelson Van Sanders, Skyler Hoffman, Michele Bear and Levi Kempf
What happens when “boy meets girl” takes place on a ledge? This is a story for all the people who have even been low and understand what a powerful thing a small gesture can be. CAKE? Is an exploration of what it means to be lost, and what it means to find yourself when the only options are to either fall or climb back down to life.
 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 6:00pm
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 6:45pm
 
 
The Strawberry Theatre Festival
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios & Theatres
244 West 54th St, 12th Fl, NYC
Between Broadway & 8th Avenue
 

Tickets: $25 Online; $27 at the Box Office (Cash Only)
Box Office: 646-623-3488
 
 
Join us for the TALK BACKS: Conversations with the playwright, Flynn Osman after the show at Spoonfed NYC Restaurant 331 West 51st Street, NYC. Admission FREE
Tuesday, March 19th at 7pm
 

Tuesday, March 19th at 6:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, March 23rd at 6:45 PMPrice: $25.00

OPPORTUNITY by Stanley Martin

OPPORTUNITY by Stanley Martin
It’s a dark comedy set in today’s New York with six Broadway dancers having a cast reunion from their Broadway production of MCKINLEY: The other American Musical. It tackles subject matters on bullying, jealousy, sexual harassment, elitism, toxic masculinity, racism and corporate greed through the eyes of the dancing ensemble…you know … a laugh riot.
 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 3:00pm
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 6:00pm
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 9:15pm
 
Strawberry Theatre Festival
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th St, 12th Fl, NYC
Between Broadway & 8th Avenue

Tickets: $25 Online; $27 at the Box Office (Cash Only)
Box Office: 646-623-3488

Tuesday, March 19th at 3:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, March 22nd at 6:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, March 23rd at 9:15 PMPrice: $25.00

CRADLE by Jean Bergantini Grillo

CRADLE by Jean Bergantini Grillo
A young 16 year old London Muslim student becomes infatuated with ISIS and seeks to run away and join them. Her immigrant mother, pleading to assimilate is stunned by her daughter’s actions and will risk anything to stop her.
 
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 5:00pm
Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 1:00pm
 
The Strawberry Theatre Festival
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th St, 12th Fl, NYC
Between Broadway & 8th Avenue

Tickets: $25 Online; $27 at the Box Office (Cash Only)
Box Office: 646-623-3488

Friday, March 22nd at 7:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, March 23rd at 5:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, March 24th at 1:00 PMPrice: $25.00

LIFE BOAT by Lloyd Khaner

LIFE BOAT by Lloyd Khaner
Directed by Benjamin Viertel
Based on a true story of when a young boy is killed by a company’s product, and one person has to step up and take responsibility or the entire company will go bankrupt.
 
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 9:00 pm
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 8:00pm
Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 4:10pm
 
The Strawberry Theatre Festival
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios & Theatres
244 West 54th St, 12th Fl, NYC
Between Broadway & 8th Avenue

Tickets: $25 Online; $27 at the Box Office (Cash Only)
Box Office: 646-623-3488
 

Join us for the TALK BACKS: Conversations with the Director, Benjamin Viertel
after the show at Spoonfed NYC Restaurant
331 West 51st Street, NYC. Admission FREE
Friday, March 22nd at 10:10pm

 

Friday, March 22nd at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, March 23rd at 8:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, March 24th at 4:10 PMPrice: $25.00

Strawberry Theatre Festival - Long One-Act Plays

ELVIRA, The Immigration Play by Jessica Carmona
Based on the life story of Elvira Arellano, the play centers around an imaginary encounter between ICE and Elvira. As the interrogation unfolds, Elvira recounts her journey from being a daughter of a farmer in Mexico to TIME Magazine’s Person Of The Year.
 
Friday, March 15, 2019 at 6:000pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 8:30pm
 
 
A YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES ADVENTURE: The Caper at Christmas by Dane Forgione and Christine Conway
You’ve read the stories and heard the many adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the man, but now witness a tale that’s never been told: an early adventure of Sherlock Holmes, the boy. Here, Holmes and his best friend and confidant, Watson, must race against the clock during a Christmas Ball in order to find the culprit of a stolen school treasure before the crime in pinned on another classmate.
 
Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8:30pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 6:00pm

For tickets go to https://www.therianttheatre.com/item.php?id=430
 
 
CAKE? By Flynn Osman
Featuring: Andrew Nelson Van Sanders, Skyler Hoffman, Michelle Bear and Levi Kempf
What happens when “boy meets girl” takes place on a ledge? This is a story for all the people who have even been low and understand what a powerful thing a small gesture can be. CAKE? Is an exploration of what it means to be lost, and what it means to find yourself when the only options are to either fall or climb back down to life.
 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 6:00pm
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 6:45pm
 
 
OPPORTUNITY by Stanley Martin
It’s a dark comedy set in today’s New York with six Broadway dancers having a cast reunion from their Broadway production of MCKINLEY: The other American Musical. It tackles subject matters on bullying, jealousy, sexual harassment, elitism, toxic masculinity, racism and corporate greed through the eyes of the dancing ensemble…you know … a laugh riot.
 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 3:00pm
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 6:00pm
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 9:15pm
For tickets go to https://www.therianttheatre.com/item.php?id=432

 
    

BED 26 by Edafe Okporo and Van Dirk Fisher
Edafe’s relationship with his grandmother was special. “There are several things that go unspoken between us, but in the silences, I feel that she gets me and believes in my ability. But if I flee Nigeria what will be the price I pay to save myself?” An African man’s journey to seek asylum in the United States.
 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 7:30pm and 9:00pm;
Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 2:40pm

For tickets go to https://www.therianttheatre.com/item.php?id=435
 
CRADLE by Jean Bergantini Grillo
A young 16 year old London Muslim student becomes infatuated with ISIS and seeks to run away and join them. Her immigrant mother, pleading to assimilate is stunned by her daughter’s actions and will risk anything to stop her.
 
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 5:00pm
Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 1:00pm
For tickets go to https://www.therianttheatre.com/item.php?id=433

 
 
 
LIFE BOAT by Lloyd Khaner
Based on a true story of when a young boy is killed by a company’s product, and one person has to step up and take responsibility or the entire company will go bankrupt.
 

Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 8:00pm
Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 4:10pm
For tickets go to https://www.therianttheatre.com/item.php?id=434

FRAGILE EXPLOSION: Nina Simone by Michael Monasterial
A concert celebration of the life of a Genius.

Directed by Elke Rosthal
Featuring:
 Marlene Merritt, Jhanal Alexis, Maya Monasterial,
Eva Barrows & Faith Grumberg-Otey
 
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7:45pm
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 7:45pm

Friday, March 15th at 6:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, March 15th at 8:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, March 16th at 8:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, March 16th at 6:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Tuesday, March 19th at 6:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Tuesday, March 19th at 3:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Tuesday, March 19th at 7:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Tuesday, March 19th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, March 22nd at 6:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, March 22nd at 7:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, March 22nd at 7:45 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, March 23rd at 6:45 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, March 23rd at 9:15 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, March 23rd at 5:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, March 23rd at 7:45 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, March 24th at 2:40 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, March 24th at 1:00 PMPrice: $25.00

FRAGILE EXPLOSION: Nina Simone by Michael Monasterial

A concert celebration of the life of a Genius. (90 Minutes)
 
Play by Michael Monasterial
Directed by Elke Rosthal
   


Featuring:  Marlene Merritt, Jhanal Alexis, Maya Monasterial,
Eva Barrows & Faith Grumberg-Otey
 
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7:45 PM
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 7:45 PM

At Shetler Studios & Theatres, Penthouse 1
244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor, NYC

Friday, March 22nd at 7:45 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, March 23rd at 7:45 PMPrice: $25.00

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