Coming to Abingdon Theatre Company in 2015:
New York Premiere
A HAPPY END
February 27-March 29, 2015
Written by Iddo Netanyahu
Directed by Alex Dmitriev
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In 1932, a Jewish family considers leaving Berlin amid the imminent rise of the Nazi Party. They struggle to believe that Germany's traditions of art, science and democracy will not change as Hitler comes to power. Although the signs of danger are increasing, the family ponders whether to seek an unknown future outside their beloved Germany or stay.
Iddo Netanyahu is an author, playwright and physician whose published works include the novel, Yoni's Last Battle: The Rescue at Entebbe, 1976; and The Rescuers, a collection of short stories. Marking the playwright's Off-Broadway debut, A HAPPY END had its world premiere in Italy with subsequent productions in Germany and Israel.
Director Alex Dmitriev returns to Abingdon where he previously directed God's Daughter by Barton Bishop and Evangeline and God and German Games by Berrilla Kerr. Other New York credits include the Drama-Desk nominated Lost in the Stars (York Theatre Company), St. Nicholas (Irish Repertory Theatre), Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (Village Theatre), Mrs. Warren's Profession (Pearl Theatre), Bedtime Story (Actors Studio) and Jan Buttram's East Texas (York).
A HAPPY END opens Wednesday, March 11 in the June Havoc Theatre.
May 29-June 21, 2015
Written by Sheldon Bull
Directed by Donald Brenner
Tickets to MALLORCA on sale soon!
Male bonding takes a hilarious toll on "men of a certain age" when a cryptic message from one of them leads the others on an adventure between New York and Spain. Plans to attend a Knicks game are sidelined as four guys in the midst of personal crises journey from Manhattan to a seaside paradise where they'll discover the meaning of friendship.
Sheldon Bull is a 30-year veteran of Hollywood's top comedies. His numerous credits as writer, producer and/or director include "M*A*S*H," "Coach," "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch," "Mom" and "Newhart" for which he received two Emmy nominations. He is the author of Elephant Bucks: An Inside Guide to Writing for TV Sitcoms and began writing plays in 1995. In New York, his one-act play Gun Show was recently produced by Open Hydrant Theatre Company. MALLORCA won Abingdon's 2013 Christopher Brian Wolk Award for Excellence in Playwriting.
For Abingdon, Donald Brenner has directed March Madness by Mike Vogel and December Fools by Sherman Yellen. He most recently helmed Mapmaker's Opera at the New York Musical Theatre Festival where he previously directed Sasquatched! The Musical and The Most Ridiculous Thing You Ever Hoid (NYMF Award of Excellence winner). Other Off-Broadway credits include Critical Mass and A Tale of Two Cities (The Mint Theatre).
MALLORCA opens Sunday, June 7 in the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre.
Casts and creative teams are to be announced.
Productions in the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre are Approved Equity Showcases. *Members of Actors' Equity Association.