Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Discount Theatre Tickets: "Essential Self-Defense"

The good people of Playwrights Horizons are once again generous enough to offer my blog readers a discount on an upcoming show -- this time with a children's-literature connection! The playwright is Adam Rapp, author of the YA novel Under the Wolf, Under the Dog and brother of Anthony Rapp from "Rent" (as I'm sure Adam *loves* to be described). Anyway:

PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZONS AND EDGE THEATER PRESENT
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
ESSENTIAL SELF-DEFENSE
A NEW PLAY BY ADAM RAPP
DIRECTED BY CAROLYN CANTOR

Featuring Cheryl Lynn Bowers, Guy Boyd, Michael Chernus, Joel Marsh Garland, Heather Goldenhersh, Lucas Papaelias, Ray Rizzo and Paul Sparks

When a disgruntled misfit (Paul Sparks) takes a job as an attack dummy in a women’s self-defense class, he finds himself mysteriously drawn to the repressed bookworm (Heather Goldenhersh) who’s beating on him. But all’s not well on the mean Midwestern streets of Bloggs: with local children vanishing at an alarming rate, our hero, his lady friend and a motley assortment of poets, butchers and punk librarians prepare to battle the darkness on the edge of town. ESSENTIAL SELF-DEFENSE is a grim fairy tale with generous helpings of rock n’ roll karaoke by the Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of Red Light Winter.
[CK note: Repressed bookworms, random violence, and punk librarians in the Midwest! Ah, it takes me back . . .]

Special Discount Offer
Order by March 28th and receive $40 tickets (reg. $50) for all performances March 15 – April 15. Mention code “EDBL’’ to receive discount:
  • Voice: call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 (Noon-8pm daily)
  • In Person: Visit the Ticket Central Box Office, 416 W 42nd Street (Noon-8pm daily)

8 comments:

  1. a concerned voiceMarch 07, 2007 2:26 AM

    You're no fun.

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  2. Well, I'm sorry you think that, A Concerned Voice. I hope your concern -- about my fun or whatever it may be -- is assuaged soon.

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  3. I enjoy your theatre posts. I am a country mouse (only because there's no wilderness mouse), but one thing I like about city life is theatre. Musical theatre most of all, but doesn't it follow that if I like musical theatre I'm open to almost anything?!

    The Tap Dance Kid is a musical that grew out of a Louise Fitzhugh's MG novel, NOBODY'S FAMILY IS GOING TO CHANGE. What other kids' books have become stage productions? Seussical, I suppose. Beauty and the Beast. ???

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  4. Hi Cheryl! I dream of being a children's book editor one day! My friend sent me the link to your blog which I've been reading for a few months now. I am now more excited than ever to get to do what you do! Thanks! :)

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  6. Do I smell Spam? Spam posts? Yes, yes I do believe I do....

    [CK note: Repressed bookworms, random violence, and punk librarians in the Midwest! Ah, it takes me back . . .]

    snort laugh.

    Marilyn.

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  7. Jen! "Doctor Doolittle" is a musical and "Where the Wild Things Are" (or is that an opera?)

    "Stinky Cheese Man" is a stage play with some singing, but it was mostly jokes.

    I'm sure there are more,

    I guess I am a suburban mouse,

    Marilyn

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  8. Thanks, Marilyn. I read Dr. Doolittle over and over as a kid. The web site is fun. Tommy Tune as Dr. Doolittle? Yeah-huh! Unfortunately, it's not playing anywhere I'll be this summer.

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