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DARK PLANET: Not Your Mother’s Valentine’s Day” presented by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity; performing Thursdays and Fridays, February 6 – 21 at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th St, New York City. Tickets on sale soon!

 

A cavalcade of acclaimed Playwrights, Directors, Actors and Friends – all Planet Connections Award Winning and Nominated artists – present an evening of varied sides of humanity – from funny to brutal. Planet Connections Artistic Director, Glory Kadigan, stated “We’re living in dark times. It became clear to all of us at Planet Connections that we wanted to highlight our edgy writers exploring dark comedy. So, in February we’ll present an unbridled nefarious evening of playlets we call “Dark Planet: Not Your Mother’s Valentine’s Day.”

 

 


7PM SHOW – THE X’S

PLAY WITH ME

Written by Lenny Schwartz, Directed by Akia Squitieri

FEATURING:

Missy: ASHLEY MARINACCIO*

Tim: CHRISTOPHER WHALEN

Two lost souls meet for a blind date/hookup at a fetish club.

THREE MEN WITH GUNS

Written by Monica Bauer, Directed by Francisco Solorzano

FEATURING:

Mikey: JOHN FICO*

Devon: RUSSELL JORDAN*

Pack: RANDALL RODRIGUEZ

What happens when three desperate men with guns all lay claim to a briefcase full of cash? The man with the most deserving story wins in this darkly comic tale of social justice, physical fitness and puppies by Monica Bauer.

SHADOW DANCE

Written by Jake Brasch, Directed by Glory Kadigan

FEATURING:

A: MOLLY COLLIER*

B: ALYSSA KEMPINSKI*

Shadow A: JOYCE MILLER

Shadow B: GINA LEMOINE

They’re friends.  Should they be lovers? Should they eat sweet corn? Should they turn conversation into a full-fledged musical? Should they reexamine their relationship or just leave things as they are? Welcome to the realm of The shadow dancers.

RECONCILE, BITCH

Written by Desi Moreno-Penson, Directed by Nicoletta Mandriotti

FEATURING:

Lenny: CHARLES EVERETT

Emma: MARY MONAHAN

Emma and LENNY broke up.  Emma wants Lenny back. Lenny thinks she’s crazy but Emma’s going to show him that they belong together.  Even if she has to kill him.

CURTAIN CALL


BREAK

8:30PM SHOW –  THE O’S

SUPERSTARS

Written by Glory Kadigan, Directed by Katrin Hilbe

FEATURING:

Jay: JOHN DIMINO

Holly: ERIKA PHOEBUS

Alan: JOHN FICO*

Set in the 1970’s in New York City, a young distraught boy alone on a street corner at night is suddenly approached by an older man propositioning sex.

TEXT ANGEL

Written by Drew Larimore, Directed by IIana Becker

FEATURING: MISTI TINDIGLIA

Wires and lines of communication are crossed when Bonnie, an entrepreneurial text message angel, realizes the consequences of her actions may very well lead to life and death.

FIEVEL DRIDGE, THE GREAT ORATOR OF FISHINGSTILL

Written by Erik Champney, Directed by Irina Abraham

FEATURING:

Hatcher Warmwhistle: ISSA BEST

Linda Jones: CARLOTTA BRENTAN

Professor Pallethammer: MICHAEL DONALDSON

Fievel Dridge: MATT MARETZ*

Plunkett Rumplelunge:  MARY MONAHAN

A British schoolboy, who eerily shares characteristics with a notorious American President, leads his little friends in act of terrorism against their teacher.  It’s a comedy.

INTERMISSION

THE SECOND COMING

Written by Gabrielle Fox, Directed by Lu Bellini

FEATURING:

Jesus: KONRAD CUSTER*

Joe: MICHAEL GNAT*

Mohammed: CHARLES EVERETT

Martha: SACHI PARKER

Charlie: FURTHER CASTING TBA

Chaos ensues in an apocalyptic survival bunker when Joe’s prayers are answered.

PLAYTHINGS

Written by Jan Rosenberg, Directed by Glory Kadigan

FEATURING:

Agatha: JILL SHACKNER*

Kelly: FUTHER CASTING TBA

It’s Kelly’s first time.  She’s nervous because she’s heard the first time hurts, and he’s in college, but she’s got her friend Agatha for moral support.  And it’s okay, because you know even if someone gets hurt – it’s gonna be SO worth it.

A DAY AT THE BEACH

Written by Quincy Long, Directed by Glory Kadigan

FEATURING:

Harold: ALI ARKANE

Anthony: JOHN FICO*

Father: MICHAEL GNAT*

Mother: MADALYN MCKAY

Anthony is upset because his brother Harold has gotten their Mother pregnant.

CURTAIN CALL

 

*These Actors are Appearing Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association


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