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“Marvin wants it all:  a loving ex-wife, an adoring son, and a handsome lover-  all living together in harmony. Unfortunately, we don’t always get what we want.  Add one psychiatrist and a couple of lesbians from next door, shake, and serve alongside a nation turning a blind eye to a spreading plague…”

Benefiting: Pride For Youth & The Long Island Crisis Center
Produced by Off Sides Entertainment & Marketing, Inc.
Co-Produced by Ann Bass & The Lantern Theatre Co.
Music/Lyrics by William Finn
Book by James Lapine & William Finn
Director/Music Director: Rick Leidenfrost-Wilson
Assistant Director/Choreographer: Chris Leidenfrost-Wilson
Set Designed by: Kathy Becker, Gary Frey and Janet Maass
Prop and Costume Design by: Chris Leidenfrost-Wilson
Produced through special arrangement with Samuel French

Genre: American Politics, Comedy , Drama, Experimental , LGBT Issues , Musical , Musical Comedy , Musical Play, HIV/Aids Awareness

Click here to purchase tickets to the Benefit! All proceeds from our June 2nd show will benefit Pride For Youth & The Long Island Crisis Center. If you or your company would like to donate a raffle or auction item for the event, or for more information, pleas contact Chris at

This production features previous Planet Connections Award Winners:

“The Declaration, An American Parable on Politics and Same-Sex Marriage” (2011, Nomination for Outstanding Production Of A New Play & Winner for Outstanding Program)

Chris Leidenfrost-Wilson and Rick Leidenfrost-Wilson (2011, winner of the Planet Activism Award)

Chris Leidenfrost-Wilson (2010, Nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Featured Role of a Musical in Tess, A New Rock Opera & 2011, Won Outstanding Actor in A Featured Role for “The Declaration“.)

Marvin: Ezra Hernandez
Trina: *Tanya Wills
Whizzer: Chris Leidenfrost-Wilson
Mendel: Daniel Pivovar
Jason: Matthew Leigh
Dr. Charlotte: Lisa Berman
Cordelia: Mary Palermo

*appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association

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$18 General Admission
$9.00 for Film/Music Participants
FREE for Theatre Festivity Participants

Wednesday 5/30/12 – 8:00pm = Performance #1
Saturday 6/2/12 – 8:30pm = Performance #2
Sunday 6/3/12 – 2:30pm = Performance #3
Wednesday 6/6/12 – 6:00pm = Performance #4
Monday 6/11/12 – 8:30pm = Performance #5
Friday 6/15/12 – 5:00pm = Performance #6

Click the dates above or the buy tickets banner below to buy tickets/reserve your seat!

165 minutes (with one 10 minute intermission)

At Bleecker Street Theatre (Upstairs)
45 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012
Conveniently located near:
Bleecker St (4 & 6)
Broadway – Lafayette St (B, D, F, M)
Prince St (N, R)

This is what the artists who created this production are doing for their charity:

“We will be speaking about Pride For Youth & The Long Island Crisis Center at each performance, as well as collecting donations for them and writing about them in our program.  We will also be making one of our performances a benefit, and donating the proceeds entirely to their organization.”

This is what the artists who created this production did to make it an eco-friendly production!

Promoting walking, biking and public transportation to and from rehearsals, auditions and performances., Encouraging car-pooling., Sourcing materials from organizations that either benefit charity or reduce/reuse waste (e.g. Materials for the Arts, Build-It-Green, Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc.), Set/costumes and/or props exclusively using re-purposed or recycled material, Committing to sharing/borrowing materials vs. than purchasing new ones., Recycling design elements from previous productions., Using minimal design elements., Avoiding materials with heavy fragrances or harsh chemicals., Maximize use of practical lighting., Adopting green habits outside of working on the show., Encourage promotion of energy efficient lighting and turn out the lights when not in use., Promoting the use of reusable water bottles, cups, plates, utensils etc., Properly recycle paper, bottles and other items., Reducing printing of script via sharing scripts, adding supplemental script pages or writing in changes when applicable., Using laptops or smart phones in place of some or all rehearsal drafts., Printing double-sided, Printing on recycled paper., Encouraging online communication for the artists and reducing the amount of printed communications., Using soy-based inks for the printing of postcards and other marketing materials., Encouraging online communication for the use of audition materials, welcome packets, press packets, and any other correspondence with industry., Utilizing paperless marketing tools (e.g. website, blogs, facebook, twitter and email)., Recycling/re-using tickets, Posting audition notices, songs and sides online., Printing playbills and postcards on recycled paper.  ALSO: We will pretty much be utilizing all the props, sets and scripts from our current production. Many of our actors have opted to keep their scores on their iPads instead of printing extra scripts/scores. Our 3 NYC actors carpool to Long Island, and when our Long Island cast comes to New York we will carpool or use the LIRR.

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