Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

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Strawberry Theatre Festival

BALDWIN'S NIGGER by Reginald T. Jackson

Featuring: Sentell Harper and Sean Mannix
 
                        
 
BALDWIN’S NIGGER is a in your face, roller coaster ride bio-drama about the life and loves, sorrows and successes of National Treasure JAMES BALDWIN. Approached by a white, Jewish, male, stranger offering a Million Dollars for the Civil Rights Movement, BALDWIN invites him back to his place at midnight. They immediately spar like prize fighters trying not to get hit or caught off guard. But provocation and sex lead to revelation and possible sex. Conflict dictates who will win what he wants and who will be left in a fetal ball of defeat.
 
Friday, September 20th at 6pm
Saturday, September 21st at 7:40pm & 9:30pm


 
ADJUSTMENTS by Ellen Orchid
Directed by Melissa Mauer
Featuring:  Rika Akanishi, Cheryl Gadsden, Ree Davis, Cara Jaye, Ky Laurene and Bettina Vogel
An elderly Jewish widow in Manhattan struggles to adjust to the changes around her, starting with the disappearance of her best friend. Consequences of her reaction affect a handful of other NY women struggling to make their own adjustments.  How do you adjust to the changes life throws at you?
 
Friday, September 20th at 8:30pm
Saturday, September 21st at 6:00pm
Sunday, September 22nd at 8:30pm
 
Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios & Theatres
244 West 54th St, 12th Fl, NYC

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

Friday, September 20th at 6:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, September 20th at 8:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, September 21st at 7:40 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, September 21st at 9:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, September 21st at 6:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, September 22nd at 8:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Series C: Au Bois (In The Woods), The Personification Of Being and Cheese Sticks And A Bag Of Chips

Series C:
Saturday, September 21st at 1:00pm
Sunday, September 22nd at 3:30pm
 
 
AU BOIS (IN THE WOODS) Written & Directed by Amy Losi
Featuring:  J. Dolan Brynes, Mike Durell, Johnny Blaze Leavitt and Ed Ryan
A married couple discovers it’s never too late to experience passion in the woods outside Paris. The only problem is getting caught. A comedy based on a short story by Guy de Maupassant.
 
 
THE PERSONIFICATION OF BEING
By Patricia Hayes
Directed by Whitney Stone
Featuring:  Justine Skye Wilson and Jarvis Smith
A failing marriage due to illness and infidelities is put to the final test.
 
 
 
CHEESE STICKS AND A BAG OF CHIPS
Written and Directed by Tea Pajkic
Featuring: Alex Perry and Sophia Shefner
A seemingly happy couple must decide to either split or remain together after one uncovers the other's secret. 
 

The Strawberry One-Act Festival
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios & Theatres
244 West 54th St, 12 Floor, NYC

Tickets: $25 online, $27 at the door (Cash Only)

.Box Office: 646-623-3488

Saturday, September 21st at 1:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, September 22nd at 3:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Series D: SOMETIMES THEY DO, NOT THAT ILLEGAL, MIS-CLICKED DRAMA and LOVE ME TENDER

Series D:
Saturday, September 21st at 3:30pm
Sunday, September 22nd at 1:00pm
 
SOMETIMES THEY DO
By Bill Morton
Directed by Nic Anthony
Featuring:  Katherine Hasell, Bill Morton and Demarttice Tunstall
Leonara, an old drag queen singer, gives the worst performance of his life and freaks out about his future.
 
 
NOT THAT ILLEGAL
By Yusuf Yildiz
Directed Laurence Schwartz
Featuring:  Dylan Combs, Joshua R. Pyne and Yusuf Yildiz
Ali Can, a Turkish immigrant, is forced to end his 10-year long journey in the US due to unfortunate events. He convinces his best friend to help him with a highly risky plan to trick his arch-nemesis USCIS.  Find out how USCIS's nerve-racking interview turns into a hilarious journey.


MIS-CLICKED DRAMA
By Maximillian Stubelsky|
Directed by Patricia Floyd
Featuring:  Lauren Cho, Gianna Grace, Tryg C. Gunderen, Anakeesta Ironwood, Jonathan Diego Lopez, Tyler Shand and Maximillian Stebelesky
A high school boy accidentally sends a text to his group chat at school and all hell breaks loose.


 
 
LOVE ME TENDER
By Joanne Talingdan
Directed by Patricia Floyd
Featuring:  Irina Mze, Aida Thomas and Samuel M. Vita
A woman finds out that her husband is having an affair and has to decide whether it’s cheaper to keep him or divorce him.
 
 
The Strawberry One-Act Festival

At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios & Theatres
244 West 54th St, 12 Floor, NYC
 
Tickets: $25 online, $27 at the door (Cash Only)
www.therianttheatre.com Box Office: 646-623-3488

Saturday, September 21st at 3:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, September 22nd at 1:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Series E: ROCKS AND HARD PLACES, RIDING ON BALD TIRES WITH A BUSTED HEADLIGHT & LOVE IN BEDSTUY

ROCKS AND HARD PLACES
By Tea Pajkic
Directed by Patricia Floyd
Featuring:  Tea Pajkic, Franny Alicia Reynoso and Aurel Samuel
A girl is forced to decide between her best friend and her boyfriend after an incident reveals a dark alleged act.  
 
 
RIDING ON BALD TIRES WITH A BUSTED HEADLIGHT
By Nikiya Tucker
Directed by Patricia Floyd
Featuring:  Michael Boyd, Kymberly Burns, Patricia Fields, Lorenzo Martin, Mireille Cambry and Rueben St. Vilus
A young woman struggles as she endures the discomfort of moving back home with her two children in tow. Trying to move southbound for a better life, she is having a hard time planting her feet and turns to her last hope.
 
 
LOVE IN BEDSTUY
By Nicole O’Connor
Directed by Patricia Floyd
Featuring:  Selear Duke, Ruben St. Vilus and Roselyn Sylvain
It all happened to the tune of a jazzy saxy sound on a hot a summer's day at a Block Party in Bedford-Stuyvesant. That’s where Marsha met Dwayne. She was available and checking out the cuties. He was on fire and cooking up a storm. Everybody was getting their drink on.
 
Sunday, September 22nd at 6:00pm
Monday, September 23rd at 6:00pm
 
The Strawberry One-Act Festival
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios & Theatres
244 West 54th St, 12 Floor, NYC
 
Tickets: $25 online, $27 at the door (Cash Only)
Box Office: 646-623-3488
 

Sunday, September 22nd at 6:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, September 23rd at 6:00 PMPrice: $25.00

ADJUSTMENTS by Ellen Orchid

ADJUSTMENTS by Ellen Orchid
Directed by Melissa Mauer
Featuring:  Rika Akanishi, Cheryl Gadsden, Ree Davis, Cara Jaye, Ky Laurene and Bettina Vogel
An elderly Jewish widow in Manhattan struggles to adjust to the changes around her, starting with the disappearance of her best friend. Consequences of her reaction affect a handful of other NY women struggling to make their own adjustments.  How do you adjust to the changes life throws at you?
 
Friday, September 20th at 8:30pm
Saturday, September 21st at 6:00pm
Sunday, September 22nd at 8:30pm
 
Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios & Theatres
244 West 54th St, 12th Fl, NYC

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

Friday, September 20th at 8:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, September 21st at 6:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, September 22nd at 8:30 PMPrice: $25.00

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Email us at RiantTheatre@gmail.com to obtain an application for the Strawberry One-Act Festival September 2019. (15-30 minute plays.) Early Deadline is May 15, 2019  Late Deadline is after May 15, 2019.

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