Manipulation

$68.50

Cristina seems to have it all — money, position, privilege. So why is she beginning to feel she has no control over her life, mind or body? Drawing on the best traditions of Latin American literature and its potent "magic realism," as well as a little-known Biblical tale, playwright Victoria E. Calderon conjures a provocative and unexpected world where the relationships we all cling to — mother and child, husband and wife — become a swirl of games, deception and surprise. Is Cristina willing to fight for her authenticity and a real place in this world? With a striking, expressionistic staging by director Will Pomerantz, Manipulation promises to be the premiere of a unique new playwriting voice.

Schedule

Running Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes, with no intermission

Cherry Lane Theatre

(New York, NY)
38 Commerce St. (Bedford & Hudson Street)
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by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2011
On Thursday, July 28, actors Richard Gere, Annabella Sciorra, and Carey Lowell attended Off-Broadway's MANIPULATION, a new play by Victoria E. Calderon at the Cherry Lane Theatre, directed by Will Pomerantz. After the performance, they visited with Manipulation cast members Marina Squerciati and Saundra Santiago.
by BWW News Desk - July 7, 2011
Barbara Feldon, best known for her Emmy-nominated work on the hit TV series 'Get Smart' and recently seen Off-Broadway in 'Love, Loss & What I Wore,' visited the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) to see Off-Broadway's MANIPULATION, a new play by Victoria E. Calderon, directed by Will Pomerantz.
by BWW News Desk - July 5, 2011
MANIPULATION, a world-premiere play by Victoria E. Calderon about one woman's struggle for freedom and self-discovery, opened last week at Off-Broadway's Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) in Manhattan. Over the Independence Day weekend, Al Pacino and television producer/writer Norman Lear attended the show and posed for a photo afterwards. Check out pictures of the cast and their visitors below!
by BWW News Desk - June 28, 2011
MANIPULATION, a world-premiere play by Victoria E. Calderon about one woman's struggle for freedom and self-discovery, is set to open today, Tuesday, June 28 at Off-Broadway's Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) in Manhattan. Will Pomerantz directs.
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2011
Grammy Award-winner Olivia Newton-John visited Off-Broadway's Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) on Friday, June 24, for a preview of MANIPULATION, a new play by Victoria E. Calderon. Ms. Newton-John, star of Grease and Xanadu, joined actors Brendan McMahon, Saundra Santiago, playwright Victoria E. Calderon, Marina Squerciati, Jeremy Stiles Holm, Robert Bogue, Rafi Silver, Gabriel Furman and John-Patrick Driscoll. MANIPULATION, a provocative new play about one woman's struggle for freedom and self-discovery in a world where the relationships we all cling to - mother and child, husband and wife - become a swirl of games, deception and surprise, directed by Will Pomerantz, opens Tuesday, June 28.
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2011
MANIPULATION, a world-premiere play by Victoria E. Calderon about one woman's struggle for freedom and self-discovery, begins previews on June 21, prior to an official Off-Broadway press opening on June 28 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) in Manhattan. Will Pomerantz directs.
by BWW News Desk - June 8, 2011
MANIPULATION, a world-premiere play by Victoria E. Calderon about one woman's struggle for freedom and self-discovery, will resume previews on June 21, prior to an official press opening on June 28 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) in Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2011
MANIPULATION, a world-premiere play by Victoria E. Calderon about one woman's struggle for freedom and self-discovery, will go on hiatus following its 7pm performance on Sunday, May 29 to implement changes to the show at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street), where it began previews May 14.
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2011
MANIPULATION, a world-premiere play by Victoria E. Calderon about one woman's struggle for freedom and self-discovery, is set to begin Off-Broadway previews May 14 prior to its official press opening June 16 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) in Manhattan. Marilyn Fried directs.