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The Secret Theatre presents
The Flying Solo Festival 4
Friday, May 27, 2016 at 8:00PM

The Secret Theatre
44-02 23rd Street
(between 44th Road and 44th Avenue)
Long Island City, NY 11101
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Exit 15 on LIE (west)

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Welcome to our 4th Flying Solo Festival!
Multiple one-performer shows to whet your solitary appetite, see how captivating one person can be ...and then VOTE on it! Yes, we will be rating these singular gems, so pay attention to the details, the nuances, the subtleties....help us to find the king or queen to reign over all soloists!

THURSDAY, MAY 12th
9pm (2 shows)-
~Pauline Alone (9pm; 12 minutes)

Written and Performed by: Jacqueline Lynch
Synopsis: At home alone as her husband has gone missing, Pauline keeps herself hopeful and strong by reliving her family's love through storytelling and dance and humor.
~Australia's Oldest Man (9:30pm; 12 minutes)
Written by: Kieran Carroll, Performed by: Timothy McCown Reynolds (w/ cameo by Clara Pagone), Directed by: Clara Pagone
Synopsis: A grotesque black comedy about a man obsessed with Swedish pornography, soft foods, and annoying the Australian government.

FRIDAY, MAY 13th
6pm (1 show)-
One Breath Then Another: An Interactive Yoga Show (60 minutes)

Written and Performed by: Amanda Miller
Synopsis: In this performance/yoga class hybrid, Amanda journeys to an ashram in India to study yoga as part of her search for self-realization to avoid mirroring her father's self-destructive path.

7:30pm (1 show)-
Smoker (60 minutes)

Written and Performed by: Bob Brader
Synopsis: Bob realizes the complex connections he has through smoking.

9pm (1 show) -
Cake to Conga (60 minutes)

Written and Performed by: Erik Levi
Synopsis: The story of Erik Levi's rise and fall as Arizona's greatest wedding DJ.

SATURDAY, MAY 14th
4:30 (1 show) -
Do This One thing for Me (72 minutes)

Written and Performed by: Jane Elias
Synopsis: The poignant story of a womans self-discovery through her relationship with her father, a Greek Jew who survived Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen.

6:00 (1 show) -
Letters to Zoey (60 minutes)

Written and Performed by: Garrett Robinson
Synopsis: A journey through lyrical letters and foot-stomping songs as a young man rides freight trains and hitchhikes through the country in a desperate search for liberation and love.

7:30pm (1 show) -
Deeper Into Lady Land (55 minutes)

Written and Performed By: Will Nolan
Synopsis: Go "Deeper into Lady Land!" with your favorite redneck senior citizen lesbian, Leola. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and it's 100% gluten-free.

9pm (1 show) -
And Now, No Flip Flops?! (60 minutes)

Written and Performed by: Eliza Gibson
Synopsis: A comedy about lesbian divorce, cross-country dog co-custody, and one woman's all-out action adventure search for sex, answers and a new life.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 25th
6pm (2 shows) -
~Finding Fellini (6pm; 60 minutes)

Written and Performed by: Megan Metrikin
Synopsis: A woman's journey to find Fellini and the creativity, freedom and vibrancy he represented in order to escape the brutal realities of apartheid South Africa.
~The Return of Professor Moriarty (7pm; 13 minutes)
Written by: Matt Sanders, Performed by: Richard Mazda
Synopsis: The infamous Professor Moriarty explains how he escaped his presumed death in his final battle with Sherlock Holmes.

7:30pm (2 shows)-
~I Am My Hair (7:30pm; 30 minutes)

Written and Performed by: Alicia Thompson
Synopsis: A show about 5 characters that struggle with self-acceptance, self-image and pressure from society.
~Strange Fruit Redux (8pm; 30 minutes)
Written and Performed by: Afrika Brown
Synopsis: While working on his final painting, Nathan Strange expresses his views about what it means to be black, moments before a confrontation with police.

THURSDAY, MAY 26th
7:30pm (2 shows)-
~Your Youtuber (7:30pm; 20 minutes)

Written and Directed by Jack Feldstein, Performed by Ty Baumann
Synopsis: 18-year-old Corey is pursuing his dream to become a famous Youtuber in Los Angeles. And discovers that pursuing your dream comes with its own set of problems.
~"We Interrupt This Life to Bring You ..." (8pm; 30 minutes)
Written and Performed by: Christina Ingenito
Synopsis: "The show I didn't want to write. The trip I didn't want to take. A convergence of catastrophes."

9pm (1 show) -
An Inconvenient Poop (60 minutes)

Written and Performed by: Shawn Shafner
Synopsis: Dr. Oscar von Shtein wants to deliver a FREDtalk on the Classics; The Puru has other things in mind.

FRIDAY, MAY 27th
6pm (1 show) -
Bukowski from Beyond (65 minutes)

Written and Performed by: Leo Farley
Synopsis: An adaptation from the prose and poetry of Charles Bukowski, in the form of an old-fashioned poetry reading delivered by Steve Payne as the poet-laureate himself.

7pm (1 show) -
Performers & Players (45 minutes)

Written and Performed by: William Russell
Synopsis: Poet, Playwright, Rock n Roller, Actor, Dancer, Painter Six performance-related artists grapple with, and explore, their art -- as necessity, commerce and passion.

8pm (1 show) -
This Is Like That (60 minutes)

Written and Performed by: Michael Sean Cirelli, Directed by: Emerie Snyder
Synopsis: A play in the form of an eccentric slide lecture, in which a lonely lecturer tries to make the audience see the beauty he finds in language. Meanwhile, the slide projector may have its own agenda...

SATURDAY, MAY 28th
8pm (1 show)-
Oxymor(M)on (60 minutes)

Written and Performed by: Jim Shine
Synopsis: One cannot be both Gay and Mormon.

9pm (1 show) -
Rant! (45 minutes)

Written and Performed by: Alexandra Cremer
Synopsis: A show about Shakespeare, sex, and the quest for a healthy relationship.