To finish tje acclaimed 10th anniversary season, the City Island Theater Group will present the always popular Festival of One Act Plays. This enormous undertaking features 15 plays, 11 directors and 26 actors over the course of two weekends! The latest endeavor is alllows the group to produce a different set of one act plays each weekend, thus enabling them to present more great theatre and talent! Each weekend will be comprised of both original and published comedies and dramas! This festival will truly have something for everyone!
If you bring your ticket from the first weekend with you when you come to the second weekend you will get $2 off your ticket price for the second weekend.
Weekend one which will be on Fri., Oct. 16 and Sat., Oct. 17 at 8 pm and Sun., Oct. 18 at 3 pm will feature the plays: Anything for You by Cathy Celesia, An Unmade Bed by CITG board member Frank Siciliano, Chocolate by Frederick Stroppel, Canker Sores and Other Distractions by Christopher Durang, Naked Mole Rats in the World of Darkness by Mike Folie, Pride of Place by Donald Steele and Variations on the Death of Trotsky by David Ives.
Weekend two which will be on Fri., Oct. 23 and Sat., Oct. 24 at 8 pm and Sun., Oct. 25 at 3 pm will feature the plays: DMV Tyrant by Christopher Durang, Post-Its (Notes on a Marriage) by Paul Dooley & Winnie Holzman, Rosa’s Eulogyby Richard Strand, Set for Life by Islander Bob Mulroy, The Chocolate Affair by Stephanie Alison Walker, The M Word by Alan Ball, The Man Who Couldn’t Dance by Jason Katims and The Woman Who Wanted Her Husband by Rich Orloff adapted from the short play “A Matter of Husbands” by Ferenc Molnar.
Appearing in the plays are CITG favorites and some new faces! The Festival of One Act Plays feature: Bernadette Barnes, Steven Bendler, Joe Tom Collins, Angela, Theresa Collins, Dennis DeLeo, Connieann DelVecchio, Carol Dooner, Daniel Figueroa, Eileen Fox, John Geil, Camille Kaiser, Bill Kozy, Kim Lowden, Chris Manetakis, Eileen, Marcus, Kate McShane, Christopher Meindl, Bob Mulroy, Mary Mulroy, Liz Paldino, Sandy Prosnitz, Maria Provenzano, Susan Rauh, Matt Regney, Torrey, Rodriguez, Katrina Snyder, Lindy Tabano, Dale Walkonen, Wendy Wyckoff and Denis Zepeda.
The City Island Theater Group is located at 116 City Island Avenue.
Tickets are: $12. for reservations, seniors, students and Bronx Cultural Card Holders; $15 at the door. To reserve tickets call (718) 885-3066 or email tickets@ci
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Join the Bronx Arts Ensemble for Peter and the Wolf, Serge Prokofiev’s popular musical fairy tale, at the Riverdale Y on Sun., Oct. 18 at 2 pm. The Bronx Arts Ensemble winds will portray Grandfather, the Bird, the Cat, the Duck, the Hunters, the Wolf and more. The audience will be introduced to each instrument and join in the madcap adventure to help capture the Wolf
The Riverdale Y is located at 5625 Arlington Avenue at 256th Street. All tickets are $8 and can be purchased online. For more information and tickets, visit bronxartse
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Renowned pianist Miriam Brickman and violinist Cora Gordon will perform a recital on Sat., Oct. 17, 7 pm at the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road, corner of Manhattan College Parkway.
Music selections include Processional from Suite Hebraique, Abodah (God’s Worship) A Yom Kipper Melody, 2 Pictures of Chassidic Life Simchas Torah, Nigun, Nuit Exotique (Exotic Night), Poems of the Sea for Piano solo, Poem by Walt Whitman, Poeme Mystique, Theme from Schindler’s List, John Williams, and much more. Tickets are $15. Concessions for seniors and students $10.
For further information call (718) 548-4445.
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Lehman Center for the Performing Arts begins its fall season with a not-to-be-missed concert, as nine-time Grammy Award winner Eddie Palmieri, Latin music’s most influential artist for over four decades, brings his legendary orchestra plus invited, world-renowned guests, conguero Giovanni Hidalgo, saxophonist David Sanchez, and celebrated salsero Issac Delgado, who sings with Palmieri for the very first time on Lehman’s stage on Sat., Oct. 17, at 8 pm. Palmieri ha been called The Sun of Latin Music, the title of his 1975 album, winner of the first-ever Grammy Award for Best Latin Album.
Opening the show will be the Latin Jazz All-Stars, with musical director Papo Vasquez, Dave Valentin, Andy Gonzalez, Piro Rodriguez, and Anthony Carillo, with special guests Giovanni Hidalgo and David Sanchez.
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is on the campus of Lehman College at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West. Tickets are: $55, $50, $45 and $40 and can be purchased by calling (718) 960-8833.
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