Manhattan Theatre Source's Estrogenius Festival presents five, thought-provoking plays by some of today's hottest playwrights. For week two of the 2009 festival, the following plays have been selected:
• The Big Bend by Isabella Ides
• Save Yourself for You by Joshua Conkel
• Overnight by Natalie Bates
• Last Meal by Julia Harman Cain
• Dorothy Parker is in the Bath by Laurel Ollstein
LAST MEAL stars Paula Hoza and Alexis Thomason and is directed by DeLisa M. White.
Wednesday October 7 to Friday Oct. 9 at 8pm
Saturday Oct. 10 at 3pm & 8pm
To buy tickets - go to https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/931/1254438250675
177 MacDougal St, NY NY 10011
THE UPPER BERTH
A solo performance
Adapted from the classic ghost story by F. Marion Crawford
Greg Oliver Bodine performs this spooky, nautically-themed one-man play outside on the Buoy Deck of the Historic Lighthouse Tender, LILAC, docked at Pier 40 on the Hudson.
THE STORY: Pier 40, New York - October 1939. On the eve celebrating the transfer of the LILAC to the United States Coast Guard as the country prepares for war. The evening's Master of Ceremonies, Mr. E.F. Brisbane, recalls securing a haunted berth on another steamship, Kamtschatka, bound for Liverpool. He requests a state-room with a double bunk and is disappointed to learn that he will have a roommate in the upper berth. During the first night of the voyage, his roommate runs screaming out of the small room and throws himself overboard. Brisbane learns that three other men who booked into Room 105 have killed themselves in the same fashion, and he is determined to investigate matters that begin to strike him as altogether ‘supernatural.’
WHERE: on board the Historic Lighthouse Tender, LILAC, docked at Pier 40 / North Side (intersection of West St. & W. Houston St.)
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 8 & Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7:00pm and 9:00pm. Two nights -- four NY performances only!
TICKETS: $10 (at the door). No reservations accepted, sorry. Box office opens at 6:00pm. Arrive early -- seating is limited!
DIRECTIONS & PARKING: By Subway: Take the #1 train to Houston St., walk West to the Pier 40 Building. Turn right (north) to the walkway on the north side of the building. The LILAC is docked at the end of the walkway. Parking is available at Pier 40. The LILAC shares the walkway with other commercial cruise boats, so there may be lines at the entranceway. Just go straight to the entranceway and let them know that you are visiting the LILAC, and you will be ushered past any lines.
All aboard for this nautical treat of thrills and chills! Suitable for adults and for children (ages 12 and over). Running time: approx. 40 minutes. Written & performed by Greg Oliver Bodine*. Directed by DeLisa M. White.
Cash bar & concessions on board. 50% of ticket proceeds directly benefit the restoration and preservation of the LILAC -- New York's last historic steamship!