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Boomerang’s Fall and Winter Season!

We’re extremely proud to announce our next slate of projects. Are you ready?

The 12th Annual FIRST FLIGHT New Play Festival
November 19th-23rd, 2014
at ART/NY, 520 8th Avenue
One of Indie Theatre’s premiere new play development fesitvals is back! Brand new plays by some of Indie Theatre’s favorite writers, showing works in progress that are funny, moving, lyrical and wild. Recent festivals have included work by Adam Kraar, James Comtois, Tim Errickson, Crystal Skillman, Larry Kunofsky, Zack Calhoon, Susan Ferrarra, Shelley McPherson and more.


2015 Rep Season
Winter 2015… 

lbdpgbLickspittles, Buttonholers and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens
by Johnna Adams
Directed by John Hurley
Boomerang’s 2013 hit comedy return for an extended run! More laughs, more rhymes, more silliness. And even more french accents!

Three extraneous Danish court officials: a professional loud mouth (the buttonholer), a kiss ass for hire (the lickspittle) and a successful dastard (the go-between) are tossed out of court just as Denmark’s merchant fleet becomes of strategic importance in the Napoleonic war. The three men journey to France and meet Napoleon’s top lickspittle, buttonholer and go-between, their female counterparts. Plots abound, flying machines are destroyed and the head of Marie Antoinette is discovered during the madcap struggle to save Copenhagen from British howitzers. The main characters speak in rhyming alexandrine verse, while a host of supporting characters converse in sestinas, haiku, free verse, limericks and sonnets. In a rhyming, metered world, the offbeat rules.

in rotating rep with…

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Waving Goodbye
by Jamie Pachino
Directed by Jordana Williams
Waving Goodbye is the story of Lily Blue, a 17-year-old photographer who loses her father in a mountain climbing accident, and must spend her 17th year with the mother who abandoned her. It’s also a story of loss, grief, change, making art, wishing things were different, being stalled, finding love, not turning into your mother, and those irrevocable moments after which nothing is ever the same.

 
Would you like to make a donation to support these projects? We value your financial support now more than ever.
Thank you in advance!

 

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Now accepting submissions: The First Flight New Play Festival

bigstock-Female-hands-typing-on-a-lapto-26972300Boomerang is accepting submissions for the 12th Annual FIRST FLIGHT New Play Festival, running November 19th-23rd, 2014 at ART/NY (520 8th Avenue, NYC)

FIRST FLIGHT is one of the premiere new play development festivals in Indie Theatre. Each play selected to participate in the festival received 6 hours of rehearsal time over the course of one week, culminating in a public reading of the play for a supportive audience.

As of 2014, Boomerang only accepts electronic submissions.
The open submission period for FIRST FLIGHT 2014 is August 1st-August 31st. Submissions will not be accepted after August 31st at 11:59pm.

Please submit your resume, a synopsis of your play, and a 10 page sample of the play. Note: this does not have to be the first 10 pages; merely the 10 pages that best represent the play and your writing.

Seeking new full length plays, comedies or dramas, adaptations or wholly original, that speak to the current cultural and historical moment in time. Especially interested in theatrical use of language and style. Plays are not limited to cast size, period or setting. Please note: We do not accept musicals, nor do we accept one act plays less than 60 minutes.

Please submit materials and questions to:

The Boomerang Theatre Company Literary@boomerangtheatre.org

Brian Silliman and Steven Boyer in the First Flight reading of Larry Kunofsky's VAN GOGH AMONG THE HIPSTERS
Brian Silliman and Steven Boyer in the First Flight reading of Larry Kunofsky’s VAN GOGH AMONG THE HIPSTERS

 

 

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Promo Photos for LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST

Hi folks…here are a few pics from Bryant Park’s photo shoot for LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST. More to follow!

(photo by Ethan Lercher for Bryant Park Shakespeare)

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Artwork for Love’s Labour’s Lost

For anyone who hadn’t seen the remarkable artwork for LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST, here it is again. Stefano Imbert has outdone himself this season, which includes this piece and the art for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. LLL is directed by Boomerang Associate Artistic Director Cailín Heffernan.

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LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST opens August 14th in Bryant Park at 7pm. The production runs until August 30th.

Would you like to make a donation to support the show? We value your financial support now more than ever.
Thank you in advance!

@boomerangtheatr
#BoomLLL

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First Rehearsals for LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST

On Monday July 14th, we began rehearsals for our upcoming production of LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST,directed by Boomerang Associate Artistic Director Cailin Heffernan. I wanted to share a few pics from the table read. Yes, there are a lot of people in this tiny room!

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LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST runs August 14th-30th in Bryant Park (42nd Street and 6th Avenue)

Would you like to make a donation to help support this production? Please click here!

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Join us for the Midsummer finale weekend!

Folks…we don’t want you to miss one of the final two performances of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM this weekend in Central Park. Please join us!

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
by William Shakespeare
Directed by John Greenleaf

Saturday July 19th and Sunday July 20th at 2pm
in Central Park (71st Street and Central Park West)
enter at W69th or W72nd Streets
 
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Admission is Free!
No tickets, no lines, no hassle
Just bring a blanket, a picnic, a friend or nothing at all!

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We’ll see you there!

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Midsummer Night’s Dream opening day pictures

(Don’t worry, we put all the incriminating ones on Instagram)

On June 21st, we celebrated not just the first performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (which, by the way, is a critical and audience hit!) but also marked our 16th season in Central Park. We are honored to provide access to free Shakespeare performance, and have performed for near twenty five thousand audience members during that time.

Here’s a few pics of the talented and sexy cast of MIDSUMMER enjoying opening day!

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(photos by Crystal Arnette)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM returns to Central Park this Saturday July 12th at 2pm in . For more info, click here.

Would you like to make a donation to help support this production? Please click here!