Peter Levine's New Play, APPLE, TABLE, PENNY, Headlines Emerging Artists Theatre's New Work Series
Peter Levine's humorous and thought-provoking new play, APPLE, TABLE, PENNY, will headline Emerging Artist Theatre's Fall New Work Series. The limited run will play October 3 - 13 at TADA Theater and is directed by Jennifer Tuttle.
Emerging Artists Theatre previously produced Levine's one-act The Gipper and his full-length play, The Kitchen Table, which was originally developed at the Drama Bookshop with the help of Anthony Veneziale (co-founder of FreeStyle Love Supreme, along with Thomas Kail and Lin-Manuel Miranda). Levine has been a company member of Emerging Artist Theatre since 2003.
Max Gelman, a frustrated Borscht Belt comedian, often neglected his roles as husband and father to follow his dream. But now something's wrong. He's been acting strangely and his wife and children are concerned. So is he. Complete with jokes, the occasional song, and a cast of characters that includes Carmen Miranda and Jackie Gleason, APPLE, TABLE, PENNY showcases generational struggles, the special love between a grandfather and his granddaughter, and coming to terms with the inevitable that awaits us all.
The cast features Abraham McNeil Adams (A Christmas Carol/A Contemporary Theatre), Jerry Ferris (Holy Child/Roy Arias), Peter Levine (The Madwoman of Chaillot/Neighborhood Playhouse), Leslie Lynn Meeker (NEXT FALL/Stomping Grounds Theatre Company), Vivian Meisner (Illegal Helpers/Austrian Cultural Center NY), Laura Sametz (New Amsterdam/NBC) and Paula Shtein (The Wall/The National Yiddish Theatre).
Performances take place at TADA Theatre, 15 W 28th Street (between Broadway & 5th Ave.), 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001. Subways: R/W to 28th street, B/D/F/M/N/Q to 34th street, F to 23rd street.
Tickets are $20 and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4330947 or 1-800-838-3006, or at the box office the night of the performance. Running time: 95 minutes.
Thursday, October 3 at 7 pm (Opening Night)
Friday, October 4 at 7 pm
Saturday, October 5 at 7 pm
Monday, October 7 at 7 pm
Saturday, October 12 at 7 pm
Sunday, October 13 at 2 pm
Peter Levine is a playwright and actor living in Brooklyn, New York. Emerging Artists Theatre has produced two of his plays – a full-length play, The Kitchen Table, and a one-act play, The Gipper. He has also performed his own one-man play, Meditations on Brooklyn Childhoods, in New York. As an actor, Peter’s recent New York credits include In the Car With Blossom and Len, directed by Tony-award nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett, at the Queens Theatre and as the lead character, Ben, in Murmurs and Incantations, winner of the best play award at FringeNYC. Select New York credits include The Madwoman of Chaillot (with Anne Jackson, Alvin Epstein, and Kim Hunter), and The Power of Darkness at the Mint, as well as numerous regional, and off-off & off Broadway productions. In his former life as an historian, Peter wrote numerous books including A.G. Spalding and The Rise of Baseball, Ellis Island to Ebbets Field: Sport and the American Jewish Experience, Idols of the Game (with Robert Lipsyte), and a novel, The Rabbi of Swat.
Jennifer Tuttle is a director, actor and teaching artist. Her recent projects include: devising and directing Immigration Stories: A Celebration of the Individual and Collective Voice for The Culture Project’s Women Center Stage, directing a bilingual version of Much Ado About Nothing called Much Ado Para Nada, adapted by Bernardo Mazon, for Shakespeare in Detroit, and directing Lynn Nottage’s Ruined at The City College of New York. She is a member of AEA and teaches Acting, Directing and Voice at CCNY.
Emerging Artists New Works Series began in 2006 and focuses on new works, new talents, and new voices. Since its inception, numerous productions that were workshopped at the series, have gone on to have full productions at the NYMF, FringeNYC & Encores, Edinburgh Fringe, off-Broadway, as well as National and International productions. More info is available at www.newworkseries.com.