Tongue in Cheek Presents HUMANS ANONYMOUS, May 2


Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions (Jake Lipman, Artistic Director and Producer) announces its spring 2012 production of Humans Anonymous by Kate Hewlett.  Brock H. Hill directs the New York City revival.  Humans Anonymous marks Tongue in Cheek Theater's seventeenth production.

Directed by Brock H. Hill, Stage Managed by Allison Lemel, Starring Amanda Bruton, Gusta Johnson, Jake Lipman*, Kyle Minshew* and Geoffrey J.D. Payne

Wednesday-Saturday for two weeks: May 2-5 and 9-12 at 8 pm at the Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios (244 West 54th Street, 12th floor)

Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online: ShowCode=HUM1, or by phone: 212-868-4444 

Winner of Best of Fringe and Best Ensemble in the 2006 Toronto Fringe Festival, Humans Anonymous is a comedy about a group of young Toronto residents looking for their better halves, despite their biggest fears.  Ellen (Jake Lipman*) is afraid she'll never meet Mr. Right.  Jenny (Gusta Johnson) is scared of acting like a total moron.  Peter (Kyle Minshew*) avoids visiting his father, despite his sister Gema (Amanda Bruton)'s persistence, and Arden (Geoffrey J.D. Payne) is not afraid to start a family, but is afraid of just about everything else.

Humans Anonymous is stage managed by Allison Lemel.  Philip Rothman is technical advisor and sound designer.  Canadian playwright and actress Kate Hewlett'sother works include The Swearing Jar (FringeNYC 2010) and Canadian TV series InSecurity.  Her short film, She Said Lenny was nominated for the Directors Guild of Canada Award in 2011.

During the dark nights of Humans Anonymous, Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions is pleased to present the Spring 2012 Plus One Solo Show Festival, featuring four original solo shows on both nights, on topics as diverse as a Broadway usher sounding off (How to Behave by Connie Perry), the lessons learned by studying music (Herman Commike Saved My Life by Riley Jason), a rumination on body hair hang ups (Natural Novice by Siobhan O'Loughlin) and an Iranian New Yorker teaching theater in one of the most conservative town in America (The Scars at Night Are Big and Bright by Leyla Modirzadeh). Singer-songwriter Todd Kramer will also perform his latest songs.

Tongue in Cheek Theater is an independent theater company dedicated to producing seriously funny theater.  Its mission is to produce comedies that make its audiences think.  About the company's recent New York production of Adam Bock's Dead White Males, raved, "Kudos to Ms. Lipman and Tongue in Cheek Theater for making manifest what's funny and what's sneakily smart."

The Drunken City runs for eight performances, May 2-5 and May 9-12, 2012, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. at the Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios. The Plus One Solo Show Festival runs Sunday and Monday, May 5 and 6, 2012 at 8 p.m. 

Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios at 244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor, between 7th and 8th Avenues in New York City, is accessible from the B, D, E train to 7th Avenue, N, Q, R, W to 57th Street, and the A, C, 1 to 59th Street/Columbus Circle. Tickets are $18 online at or by telephoning 212-868-4444.

*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association

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