Past Retro Productions:
Join us on December 19th to celebrate the Holidays!
Come join Retro Productions company member Greg Oliver Bodine as we celebrate a timeless Christmas classic! This performance is a benefit for Retro Productions and will take place in the Booth Library at The Players Club, hosted by Peter Zinn.
Written and Performed by Greg Oliver Bodine
Directed by Shana Solomon
Charles Dickens' 1867 American Reading Tour is off to a rough start. Due to an inexplicable loss of his luggage, he regretfully announces that he will be unable to read from his beloved classic, "A Christmas Carol". All is not lost however; Dickens delivers what he promised by performing from memory the magical story of Ebenezer Scrooge's journey from miserliness to redemption with warmth and humor. This one-man play is based on the condensed version Dickens himself used on his historic reading tours of the United States and is adapted here to offer a unique theatrical experience. One actor. One hour!
This show is rated G and is suitable for adults and children over eight (8) years of age.
Please note: the Players Club has a "business" dress code policy. Cocktail attire is recommended for this event.
5PM - 7PM: Happy Hour in the Grill (see Happy Hour packages below)
7PM: A CHRISTMAS CAROL in the Booth Library
TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE, ADVANCE ONLY (no fees) Click Here to Purchase!
About the Ticket Pricing:
Children: Includes a ticket to the show - Children 8 to 18. $15
Adult Advance: Includes a ticket to the show. $20
Happy Hour Package: If you are considering joining us for Happy Hour at the Grill prior to the show, we recommend purchasing the "Happy Hour Package" which includes your ticket to the show and two drink tickets. Drink tickets are good for beer, wine or well drinks and must be used prior to 7PM. $40
Premium Seating Happy Hour Package: Includes reserved premium seating, two drink tickets (good for wine, beer or well drinks before 7PM), a glass of champagne for the show, a tour of the historic Players Club (including Booth's infamous bedroom), and a home made Christmas treat. $60
The 2013-2014 Season:
Retro Productions is pleased to
by Peter Zinn
November 8-23, 2013
Manager... Sarah Lahue
In this humorous allegory for the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, Anna, an unmarried schoolteacher, is diagnosed with ATD (Acquired Toilet Disease). It's fatal and mysterious, so she and her brother Carl take off for a dream tour of Europe before the inevitable happens. As Anna drowns herself in the sensuality of food and sex, Carl becomes involved in a wild Third Mannish espionage scheme to find a cure for his sister. But the cracks in the story start to widen and soon the audience becomes aware that they are engaged in Anna's fantasy attempt at keeping her brother's spirit alive when she can not save his life.
THE BALTIMORE WALTZ is Paula Vogel's most personal play, written in reaction to her brother's death from AIDS-related pneumonia in 1988. It is dedicated "To the memory of Carl - because I cannot sew."
Retro Productions is proud to be donating 15% of our ticket sales from this production to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
a delicate mix and balance of design, direction and acting that Retro
Theatre Productions excels at in its revival of Paula Vogel’s
classic about the AIDS crisis and personal grief... There are
outstanding performances by the cast of three... this production
has found its perfect balance... Modern theatre is often about
The Now or even about The Next, but Retro Productions understands the
importance of remembering our recent history. The significance of
reflection is always poignantly observed in their revivals and The
Baltimore Waltz is no different. It is a satisfying and beautiful
tribute of a time and play worth remembering." - Gina Femia, New York Theatre Review
Please join us for these wonderful talk backs after The Baltimore Waltz:
Dr. Jeffrey Laurence, after the
November 18th performance.
Matthew J. Jones, after November 16th performance.
AND THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
By Christie Perfetti
Directed by DeLisa White
Throughout the 2013-2014 season Retro Productions is honored to be workshopping Christie Perfetti's AN APPEAL TO THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE. Born out of the Retro Productions 20th Century Salon in the fall of 2012, APPEAL takes place on one fateful night in May, 1961 in the farmhouse of Rose and Gideon Walker on the Alabama-Tennessee border. It is just after midnight when David and his fellow lost Freedom Riders knock on the door seeking assistance in the form of a phone and a place to stay until daylight. But Gideon, who knows this is Klan country, is reluctant to let in this band of mixed race college kids until Rose forces him to open the door with the acknowledgement that "they're just babies." What follows is a touching story of race, love, acceptance and learning how to stand up for what you believe.
Although AN APPEAL TO THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE is inspired by historical events it is a work of fiction. Retro Productions is thrilled to be presenting a civil rights story that is routed in love and respect for those who put themselves in harms way for what they believe to be right.
Watch for email announcements from us about the development of this exciting new play!
Check the donating page for how to make a contribution.
Kristen Vaughan WINNER Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role, 2011 for Retro Productions' BENEFACTORS at the New York Innovative Theater Awards!
performance in Retro Productions
Still Life by Emily
Mann was chosen as Marc Miller's
"Performances to Remember, 2007" for Back Stage
"I’m off to one of my favorite theater companies: Retro Productions, which unearths plays from the distant past and mounts them in the cozy confines of the Spoon Theatre." - Peter Filichia, theatremania.com
"Retro Productions is a force of nature, with such strength it blew me away... Truth, honesty, and great chops, it's everything that is great about American theatre." - Heather McAllister, nytheatre.com"Retro Productions, one of the Off-Off Broadway’s best kept secrets, has been wowing those in the know with one stellar production after another. And [they] just keeps getting better and better." - Edward Rubin, nytheatre-wire.com
This program has been made possible in part through
the sponsorship of The Field.
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