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Past Retro Productions:

The Baltimore Waltz by Paula Vogel

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

THE RUNNER STUMBLES

Dear Ruth by Norman Krasna

Benefactors

Women and War


THE DESK SET by William Marchant


WOMEN AND WAR by Jack Hilton Cunningham


HOLY DAYS by Sally Nemeth

WHEN YOU COMIN' BACK, RED RYDER? by Mark MEdoff

THE TENDER TRAP by Max Shulman and Robet Paul Smith


MILL FIRE by Sally Nemeth

WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER by A. R. Gurney


STILL LIFE a documentary by Emily Mann

MRS. CALIFORNIA by Doris Baisley


CATHOLIC SCHOOL GIRLS by Casey Kurtti

 

COMING NEXT:
10th Anniversary Retro Productions

Join us for our 10th Anniversary Gala on November 8th, 2014

And look for information on our next show, due Spring/Summer of 2015!

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JUST CLOSED:

THE WORLD PREMIERE OF

AN APPEAL TO THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE by Christie Perfetti


Directed by DeLisa White

May 3-17, 2014
The Workshop Theater Company's Mainstage Theater
312 W. 36th Street, 4th Floor, New York City

UPDATE - AN APPEAL TO THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE NOMINATED FOR THREE NEW YORK INNOVATIVE THEATRE AWARDS!  Including Outstanding World Premiere Production, Outstanding Original Full Length Script and WINNER, HEATHER E . CUNNINGHAM for Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role.

What would you do if history knocked on your door?

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 rooted in love and respect for those who put themselves in harms way for what they believe to be right.

AN APPEAL TO THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE



Accolades:

NYITA Nominee

Retro Productions nominated for 21 
New York Innovative Theater Awards
since 2008!

Heather E. Cunningham WINNER Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role, 2014 for Retro Productions' AN APPEAL TO THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE at the New York Innovative Theater Awards!

Kristen Vaughan WINNER Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role, 2011 for Retro Productions' BENEFACTORS at the New York Innovative Theater Awards!

Heather E. Cunningham's performance in Retro Productions Still Life by Emily Mann was chosen as Marc Miller's "Performances to Remember, 2007" for Back Stage East!  

"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." Gina Femia, New York Theatre Review

"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



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