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Pheonix Theater Ensemble, Michael Lydon and More Set for The Wild Project, May-June 2014

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Pheonix Theater Ensemble, Michael Lydon and More Set for The Wild Project, May-June 2014

The Wild Project have announced their lineup of acts to start out the summer in May and June. From the Pheonix Theater Ensemble to 16 Words Or Less, there is sure to be something to excite everyone. Check out all the details below!

Now through May 25, check out Pheonix Theater Ensemble's May Rep. Tickets to all shows are $25. The full lineup of shows, dates, times, and details follow.

Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth, by Tom Stoppard and directed by Kevin Confoy, continues tonight through May 23. Performances are at 8:00pm with a matinee performance at 3:00pm on May 11.

In Dogg's Hamlet, a group of young actors are setting up for their production Hamlet, performed in its original language. The catch? These students speak "Dogg" - a language comprised of English words, but with different meanings. When an English-speaking delivery man arrives with their set components, both languages break down and new ways of communication must be devised. The show is capped off with a hilarious 15-minute Hamlet. This is Stoppard at his word-playing, gleeful best.

In Cahoot's Macbeth, the second play in Tom Stoppard's pairing, renegade actors stage a secret performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth that becomes a stark and moving metaphor for resistance in a time of censorship.

The Fool's Lear, by Randy Neale, a Phoenix Theatre Ensemble/Nomad Theatrical Co-Production runs now through May 25. Performances are at 8:00pm with a matinee performance at 3:00pm at May 25.

Randy Neale's funny and poignant comedic drama follows the journey of Lear and his Fool as their story travels alongside the path of one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies, exploring the byways between the familiar onstage scenes. Playwright Randy Neale says... "It is a story of fathers and children, aging and death, and the folly of all those who think they rule their own lives. It is about the end of power and the end of life as lived by a clown, whether that clown is a fool or a king."

Improv 4 Kids, presented by Phoenix for the Family, runs May 10 and May 24 at 11:00am. This talented troupe has presented over 3000 shows and workshops nationwide! A high energy 100% interactive audience participation show, featuring talented professional performers who present a series of original characters, stories, skits, songs, and dances, based on audience suggestions (a favorite color, book, movie, etc). Actors create an original action-packed comedy on the spot that is entertaining and unique for children and adults of all ages.

The best in Music, Comedy, and Improvisation by Nite Flight Artists, will run throughout Phoenix's 10th Anniversary Season.

Singer-songwriter and pioneering rock music writer Michael Lydon brings his pop-jazz originals and standards back to the Phoenix Nite Flite series for the second year in a row on May 9 at 10:00pm. Lydon, known to millions as "The Handsomest Man in the World," has played his romantic swinging music in clubs, colleges, churches, and street fairs all around New York City for decades. Lydon, a founding editor of Rolling Stone, will also read from his rock writing, including his college column on the Beatles arriving in the US and his eyewitness account of touring embedded with the Rolling Stones.

Hearsay & Hyperbole is the voice, video and performance project of Alexis Powell. Like a foreign coin on a city sidewalk or a necklace buried in the dirt, Alexis Powell's music as Hearsay and Hyperbole is earthy but mysterious. Her first EP, Hold Your Fire, mixes open-throated vocals with percussion-heavy arrangements that evoke folk, gospel and the darker moods of country without ever conforming to one in particular. Intrigued by the inspiration found in sleep, her live performances incorporate fugues and loops, playing with the repetition inherent in unconscious states. She will appear the The Wild Project on May 10 at 10:00pm.

Back by popular demand, Phoenix presents New York's popular and loved "Petting Zoo" as they present on the spot improvised musicals, operas, operettas, and more, from audience suggestions on May 16 at 10:00pm. Not to be missed.... Great Fun, Genius, and Just a Bit Scandalous!

Chris Lowe is a singer/songwriter who grew up in and around New York City. Heavily influenced by the delta and country blues artists of the thirties as well as traditional folk, jazz and classical, Chris's music displays a unique synthesis of the old and new. He will be performing May 17 at 10:00pm.

Summerworks 2014, produced by Clubbed Thumb, will run Friday, May 30 - Saturday, July 5. Tickets are $18 and a festival pass is $45.

41-Derful, written and directed by Jenny Schwartz, will run May 30-June 8, with no performance on Tuesday, June 3. All performances are at 8pm. In the show, two jaded co-workers discover their own version of civic responsibly in the shadow of a disgraced politician's public meltdown.

I'm Pretty Fucked Up, by Ariel Stess and directed by Kip Fagan, will run June 13-22 with no performance Tuesday, June 17. All performances are at 8:00pm. In the show, three teenagers ditch school to drive through the mountains of New Mexico, while back on campus. an addled security guard faces his demons.

16 Words Or Less, by Peggy Stafford and directed by Portia Krieger, will run June 26-July 5, with no performance on Monday, June 30. Performances at 8:00pm with a 7:00pm performance on July 4. In the show, a lone and over-helpful flower shop clerk tries to contain the challenges of her customers' lives, but can't do the same for herself.

All performances are at The Wild Project (195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B). Tickets can be purchased from OvationTix on 212.352.3101 or online at www.thewildproject.com. The Box Office opens one hour prior to curtain.

The Wild Project is a production company and venue for contemporary theater, film, and visual art. The Wild Project creates community by inspiring and entertaining art from emerging artists, exploring green technologies, and finding innovative ways to help our world and each other.

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