Balagan Brothers Presents Tony Drazan's THE NOD at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Now thru Jan 13


BALAGAN BROTHERS has announced Tony Drazan's THE NOD. THE NOD opened Sunday, November 25th and runs on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays through January 13th at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe (236 East 3rd Street, between Avenues B and C in Manhattan). Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday performances start at 7:00PM with Sunday performances at 3pm. Admission is $23 ($18 for students); tickets available at or by calling 212-780-9386.

Whatever life threw at Tony Drazan (writer/director of Zebrahead and the director/producer of HurlyBurly), he gave it a simple accepting nod. And nodding paid off big time. Until it didn't. It was the day Tony found a leak in the garage of his high-end Hollywood condominium, directly over his luxury car. A leak from the swimming pool above. It was a genuine hazard and a fitting obsession. Because his lifetime of nodding -- at his unstable mother, his dream career, even the woman he loved -- was about to burst. To unravel every success it had ever helped him achieve, his Hollywood wealth and career. At last, Tony had to face a problem nodding couldn't fix. Now writer, filmmaker and performer Tony Drazan tells the story of how a simple nod brought him from success, to failure, to personal fortune.

THE NOD plays the following schedule:

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at 7pm
Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at 7pm
Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at 7pm
Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 at 3pm
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 at 7pm
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 at 7pm
Saturday, December 8th, 2012 at 7pm
Sunday, December 9th, 2012 at 3pm
Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 at 7pm
Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at 7pm
Thursday, December 20th, 2012 at 7pm
Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 7pm
Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 at 3pm
Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 at 7pm
Friday, December 28th, 2012 at 7pm
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 at 7pm
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013at 7pm
Sunday, January 6th, 2013at 3pm
Wednesday January 9th, 2013 at 7pm
Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 7pm
Saturday, January 12th, 2013 at 7pm
Sunday, January 13th, 2013 at 3pm

Tickets are $23; $18 for students/seniors and are now available online at or by calling 212-780-9386. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater 30 minutes prior to performance. Running Time: 70 minutes

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe (located at 236 East 3rd Street, between Avenues B and C in Manhattan) is a short walk from the 2nd Avenue Station of the F train and the Essex/Delancey Station of the J/M/Z trains.

For more detailed directions or other information about the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, visit or call 212-780-9386.

TONY DRAZAN (Playwright/Actor) has written, directed and produced award-winning film and television for over 20 years. His film credits include Zebrahead (1992 Sundance Filmmakers Trophy; 30th NYFF), Hurlyburly (1998 Venice Volpi Winner, Golden Bear Finalist), Imaginary Crimes. For television he has written, directed, produced, or consulted on episodes of The West Wing "The Crackpots and These Women", E.D.N.Y., American Playhouse "The Sunset Gang" and The Larry Sanders Show. He is currently writing a film directed by Alexander Payne slated for production in 2013-2014.

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