Author Archives: Rachel Blithe

Broke & Broker (now with an ampersand!)

This September, my short play “Broke & Broker” will go up at Manhattan Repertory Theatre as part of their Fall One-Act Competition. Rehearsals have been going swimmingly. I’m excited to see how it turns out.

A brief synopsis of the play:

After a pleasant meal in a charming restaurant, a woman leaves her waitress a two-thousand dollar tip. Two glasses of Scotch later, her motives come into question.

Written by Rachel Blithe
Directed by Grace Riley
Performed by Rachel Alt and Shannon Lyne Black

MRT Fall One-Act Competition, Performance Series A
featuring one-act plays by Rachel Blithe, Sharon Goldner, and Charles Lear

303 W. 42nd Street, 3rd Floor, NYC

Three performances:
Wednesday, September 14 at 6:30 pm
Friday, September 16 at 6:30 pm
Saturday, September 17 at 2:30 pm

Tickets are $20.
For reservations call (646) 329-6588
and be sure to specify SERIES A.

Theater/Reel Finale

Here’s your chance to see an interesting Left Hip project. It’s a performance of four short plays and screening of four short films, including a play and a film written by yours truly, all collaboratively developed through improvisation.

Theater/Reel
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
9:00 pm
The Producers’ Club, 358 W. 44th St., NYC
$15 at the door

I Love Mallet Percussion

… and key changes. And explicit lyrics, as you will hear.

From the Hip Finale

We did it. We put up a brand-spanking-new 10-minute play in 48 hours. There’s another chance to see it: the finale show at 8:00 pm on Sunday. Reservations are highly recommended. Check out the post below for the details and a link for tickets.

I’m Acting in a 48-Hour Play Festival

You should see it, and vote for my group so we can perform again on Sunday.

From the Hip, a 48-Hour Play Festival:
Thursday, June 2
(If we make it to the finale, also Sunday, June 5, 2011)
8:00 pm (both nights)
The Producers Club, 358 W. 44th St., NYC
$15 in advance, $20 at the door

Learn more.
Buy tickets.

Vivacious Vaudeville at The Delancey

Left Hip Productions, an up-and-coming off-off-Broadway theater company, is having a fundraiser. The eclectic line-up includes burlesque, comedy, and a contortionist! I’m going to bust out the mandolin and glockenspiel.

Here’s the deal:

Sunday, May 22, 2011
6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Delancey, 168 Delancey St., NYC
Cost: $15 / 2 for $20

I hear there will be complementary food.

Playing “MBA” at Banjo Jim’s

This song goes out to anyone who’s picked up a guitar in order to pick up women.

Broke and Broker

My new short play, “Broke and Broker,” is a SLAM Playwriting Competiton finalist.

Check it out at SLAM finals:

Sunday, March 27, 2011
At the Tank
354 W. 45th Street (between 8th and 9th)
7:00 p.m.
$5 admission
Cheap drinks

With Apologies to the Gershwins

I got a rhyming dictionary for Valentine’s Day.

Buskers love to mime,
Peat moss loves to slime,
Factors love to prime,
Deer ticks love to lyme,
And I love to rhyme.

Hamlet: The Quick and Dirty Version

Happy New Year.

I’m taking an acting workshop with the Oxford Shakespeare Company. I’m thrilled that we’re doing the First Quarto of Hamlet, an early version of the text which is only two hours long. Some of the lead roles are double-cast.

I’m playing Gertrude (or Gertred, as it appears in in the First Quarto) on:

Saturday, February 19 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 20 at 4:00 pm

And I’m playing the Player Queen on:

Saturday, February 19 at 4:00 pm
Sunday, February 20 at 7:00 pm

The performance will be at 74 Warren St. in Tribeca.
(1/2/3/A/C to Chambers St.)

Tickets are $10 / $5 for students.

Buy tickets.

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