Thursday, April 28, 2016

Congratulations To Playwright Mark D. Tjarks, Whose Play FAMILY GOOGLING, Opens At The Strawberry One-Act Festival



Mark D. Tjarks (Playwright, FAMILY GOOGLING) is a  Professor of English at Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, where he teaches playwriting, literature and film.  Since 2004, he has had over 30 productions and staged public reading of 13 of his plays on three Hawaiian islands, New York, Houston, and Los Angeles.  He is a recipient of Kumu Kahua Theatre's Resident Prize for Playwriting, Aloha Performing Arts Company's Opie for Best Play, two Women in Theatre's Best Comedy awards, and Play Builders' Best Play in Festival Award.

FAMILY GOOGLING By Mark D. Tjarks

Jacqueline and Frank invite an old friend over for dinner,
hoping she will influence Jacqueline’s daughter’s decision about her first teenage love.  Having a smartphone at the ready during a conversation of old friends turns out to be a dangerous thing, as the daughter starts researching their stories through the internet.  They come to reveal and into learn more about themselves during the setting f oe dthner table than they ever imagined.


Saturday, July 16th at 1pm
Sunday, July 17th at 3pm
Thursday, July 21st at 7pm


Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office



Saturday, July 16th at 1pm
Playing with:


REALITY SUCKS By Sonia Cordoves
A plastic surgeon and a stripper finally decide to meet at a restaurant after communicating on Match.com.  The realities of online dating makes this a hilarious spoof about the things people make up on this popular Dating website.


BLACKBERRY WINTER By Kai Elijah Hamilton
An African American mother finds herself in the abandoned house from her dreams.  This is the house she suspects her child has been held captive after his abduction.  Has she finally solved the mystery that has haunted her for years or is she caught in a sinister web of trickery?  Something just ain’t right.


THE EARLY BIRD SPECIAL By John J. Ronan
A martini to die for, the old folks are really stepping out.



Sunday, July 17th at 3pm
Playing with:


SIXTY SHADES OF GREY By Amanda Ortega
A romantic comedy with a twist.  Your match might be closer than you think, you just have to pay a little more attention.


PSYCHIC CAFÉ By Anthony Fusco
Lorenzo Duefacci, a flamboyant, renowned psychic in NYC, needs to hire an assistant to help draw in new business.  He hires Athony Fontana as the new weekend tarot card reader.  Anthony has no idea what he’s in for until he meets the most unique clients he has ever read with the most bizarre over-the-top confessions.  Get the inside look at the most intimate of conversations people have with their psychic.



TAXI! By Yi Shi
Who contemplates the questions of love and death in a taxi?  A mosquito.


Thursday, July 21st at 7pm
Playing with:


LUCILLE ZANZIBARZ By Don Rosenthal
A one-act play diving into the emotions of a tormented man that may have murdered his wife.  You will cherish the moments of laughter that relieve you from the raw emotion.


JUST SAY IT THREE TIMES By Erin Moughon 

Joanna and Emilia are spending another night at home drinking and bemoaning the state of their lives.  That is until Joanna summons playwright Aphra Behn to their apartment from the 1600s.


SEE YOU HAVE ME, A Musical
Book By Simone Allen & Ed Rosini
Music & Lyrics By Simone Allen
Directed By Allison Benko
Musical Director: Simone Allen



Nick's family just doesn't get him, and neither does his older sister, Sam, who has just come home from her second year at college. Watch this family struggle with finding themselves, loving each other, and letting go in this original short musical.

Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th Street, NYC

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