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Good People

The 2012-13 NY Academy Theatre Company presents "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire

Margie, a tough middle-aged “Southie” from the wrong part of Boston, loses her job and is one Bingo game away from homelessness.

In reaching out to an old flame from her youth - now a successful doctor - Margie risks all as she tries to find a fresh start.

Will Margie’s luck finally change for the better?


Theater for the New City hosted Love N’ Courage, a benefit for the theater’s emerging playwrights program.

Held at the National Arts Club, the event honored Mario Fratti with the theater’s Distinguished Achievement Award.

The gala evening began with a cocktail hour followed by dinner and a star filled show.

Among the luminaries performing were Liliane Montevecchi, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Bergman, Inma Heredia, Phoebe Legere, David Lewis and KT Sullivan.

The equally star-studded audience was presented a new short play by the evening’s honoree, Mario Fratti.

Voices in the Desert

Born from an idea by Italian author Marco Melloni (winner of the Pier Paolo Pasolini Award 2013, Rome, Italy), Voices in the Desert (Voci nel Deserto) is a project that aims to collect fragments of thinking from the past (from literature, theater, and public speeches) in order to Recycle Memory.

A concert of voices from the past, made in several languages, to recycle memory and understand that what it’s true now, was true and important decades as well as centuries ago.

Dina and Alba

A Tribute to Mario Fratti - Mare Nostrum Elements honors acclaimed Italian playwright Mario Fratti with three short plays highlighting the many faces of relationships:

DINA AND ALBA - Two women who love one another while an old flame reappears.

MISSIONARIES - A young priest defends his love for a young nun while making a major confession.

ACTORS - A loving father keeps a secret from his daughter.


Showcase presented in collaboration with Mare Nostrum Elements – in English

The Vatican Knows... (about the kidnapping of that young woman)

World Premiere of "The Vatican Knows (about the kidnapping of that young woman)," a new play by Mario Fratti.

A young girl's fantasies about being fathered by the Pope lead to a brutal kidnapping.

Fratti's play is inspired by a New York Times article of May 15, 2012 about the kidnapping of Emanuela Orlandi, daughter of an employee of the Vatican City State.

Clues to the crime have led investigators in many different directions and the unsolved case has become a mystery of particular fascination to Italians.