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1/17/14

Audience favorite THE WOODSMAN will begin its 3 week run January 30th and ending February the 16th at 59E59 Theaters. Bigger and better than ever before, this is a special production we know that you won't want to miss! 

Oh, and FYI - The Jim Henson Foundation gave us a grant for the show...
That's right, we said JIM HENSON!

(Photos from the first production of THE WOODSMAN)

     

PAST PROJECTS


On the Head of a Pin
by Frank Winters
At 59E59 Theaters

'FRESH, INTERESTING AND AMBITIOUS - THE CAST OF NINE SHINES!'
Backstage
'COMPELLING! WINTERS IS A PROMISING PLAYWRIGHT!'
New York Post

'EXPERT, THRILLING, AND SUREFOOTED AS ANYTHING ON STAGE IN NEW YORK CITY THIS SEASON! VIVIDLY TOLD, VIVIDLY ACTED, VIVIDLY DIRECTED - ON THE HEAD OF A PIN SWEEPS US AWAY!'
Theaterscene.net

'CAPTIVATING - THIS IS A PLAY TO PLACE ON YOUR "MUST SEE" LIST!'
Theatre Reviews Limited

'A FAST-PACED, STRAIGHT-ON, SUSPENSEFUL SCRIPT - THESE "STRANGE MEN" DEFINITELY PROMISE A BROAD APPEAL TO THEATRE AUDIENCES!'
Galo Magazine

Three years ago, Sarah Kennedy thought she was hired as a translator for a corporate military prison in Baghdad, only to discover that she would be acting as an interrogator instead, retrieving information from dangerous prisoners of war - by any means necessary.

Now, Lily Strauss, a disgraced reporter in the waning days of newspaper journalism, must uncover Sarah's story, cutting through webs of corporate lies and government deception until finally faced with the choice between her own journalistic ideals, and the devastating consequences of telling the truth.

On the Head of a Pin, a political thriller in the tradition of Network and A Few Good Men, is an exploration of who watches the watchers, and what happens when they look away.



The Woodsman
Created by James Ortiz


The Woodsman focuses on the story of Nick Chopper, a woodsman who falls for and promises marriage to a beautiful girl, who's under the guardianship of the powerful Wicked Witch of the East. In order to prevent the marriage the Witch performs a powerful spell that curses the woodsman's axe so that every time he swings it, he will lose a limb. 
Determined not to be defeated, he replaces his lost parts with tin ones- and this cycle of violence and stubbornness continues until he is completely transformed into something literally heartless. Believing that love cannot exist without the organ responsible for it- the Tin Woodman pushes his love away only to rust alone in the forest.


Free Delivery
by Dan Regelski

In his hard-pressed hometown of Trickle Falls, Barney believes, above all else, PEOPLE NEED PIZZA. FACT.

But when the pandemonium of Gorgeous George's Pizza Parlor takes a deadly turn, making the delivery stops making much sense.

Strangemen & Co. welcomes you to pull up a seat, grab a slice, and hang on for the ride.Check out our Kickstarter video!











The Little Mermaid
A Glass Bandit and StrangeMen & Co. collaboration.



A sea nymph rises from the ocean yearning for a human soul, only to learn that to get what she wants, she must sacrifice everything she has. Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale gets a dark twist when Glass Bandits Theater Company takes over Williamsburg’s McCarren Park with Puppets, Dance, and Song. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and a (concealed) beverage of choice! Come out and kick back with The Bandits to experience the story everyone knows in a way you’ve never seen.



Audio-Visual piece by Humans of New York

Review from Dumbo Books of Brooklyn
Review from Notes from the Field



Home Movies
A play written by our very own Frank Winters, and starring two StrangeMen actors, Jason Ralph and Sofia Lauwers.

NYTheatre.com said of the production:
“The writing is funny and heartfelt; it waxes poetic but never seems like it's doing so…a nostalgic, heartbreaking piece of theatre.”

Full review:
www.nytheatre.com/showpage.aspx?s=home13180

Home Movies chronicles the two most important relationships in a young writer’s life: the one with the girl he left behind, and the one with the film he made so he wouldn’t have to.

The play was originally commissioned and developed by the Treehouse Theatre Company and StrangeMen & Co. in New York City and received its world premiere in the 2011 Midtown International Theatre Festival at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre.


Original Website for the play:
www.homemoviesplay.org

For more info about the play, please contact Frank Winters:
frank@strangemencompany.com

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