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Why is it, whenever I go to a restaurant, I always get the table next to a crying baby? I would never want one of those… or would I?
By Susan Gross
Directed by Jake Lipman
Presented by Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions
Benefiting Through the Heart
Teatro LATEA @ The Clemente
Monday 7/23 @8:00pm-9:00pm
Ruby tells the story of one woman’s journey of emotions after a miscarriage. It explores how she tries to cope with her grief, body issues and anxiety. Part comedy, part tragedy, it examines how she tries to understand the loss, coupled with her continued desire to have a child, all the while surrounded by women who seem to have it all. But do they?
“I was extremely fortunate to have had to opportunity to see the very talented Susan Gross perform this show.” http://drtomstevens.blogspot.com/2017/11/applause-applause-review-of-ruby-at.html
“Jake Lipman’s Tongue in Cheek Theatre has been making independent theatre happen for [thirteen] years now, continuing on a mission to feature comic plays, to showcase the work of female playwrights, and of male playwrights who create strong and numerous roles for women, and to provide a bit of contrast in a theatre scene that sometimes feels very heavy on the “heavy” side of things. Brava. So if you’re looking for theatre that’s funny without being frivolous, and joyous while still being thematically rich and complicated, look no further than TIC.”
Susan Gross (Writer/Performer) Off Broadway Theatre: The Vietnamization of New Jersey (Beckett Theatre); NY Theatre: Hamlet, Or I Shall Mourn the Rivers (Brick Theater & Dixon Place); Boston Theatre: Jihad Jones & The Kalashnikov Babes (W.H.A.T.), Cyrano (New Rep), Popcorn (Zeitgeist Stage). Film: In Your Eyes, Side Effects. TV: Momsters, The Ordained. Her short play If You Are My Soulmate, Why Are You Such An A**hole? was produced at The Secret Theatre. www.nycsusan.com
Jake Lipman (Director/Producer) Since founding TIC in 2006, Jake has produced 35 thought-provoking comedies, including TIC’s Plus 1 Solo Show Festival, which premiered Ruby in 2017. She appears onstage in many TIC shows, occasionally creates new works, including the upcoming Relentlessly Pleasant as well as Buffalo Heights (Planet Connections Theatre Fest 2017, Outstanding Production of a Revival nominee), and has directed revivals like Mauritius, Our Town, and How I Learned to Drive. In 2015, she adapted The Inn at Lake Devine into a play with music, based on the best-selling novel of the same name. www.JakeLipman.com
Angeline Nortz (Stage Manager)Credits include Plus 1 Solo Show Festival (Fall 2017), Mauritius, and Rapture, Blister, Burn (TIC), Boxers and Briefs Festival (AND theater company), La Cage Aux Folles, A Chorus Line (Wagner College), The Last Five Years, Waiting for Godot, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Sundog Theatre).
Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions‘ mission is to create and produce thought-provoking comedies. Since its founding in 2006, TIC has produced 35 productions in New York City, showcasing a range of new and established works, on topics as diverse as interfaith romance, feminism, gender parity, LGBT rights, mental illness, and shifting family dynamics. And they’re comedies!