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43 Stages of Grieving: A Comedy

43 Stages of Grieving: A Comedy

43 Stages of Grieving: A Comedy by Australian writer and director Micharne Cloughley

43 Stages of Grieving: A Comedy at The Tank; 312 W 36th St., New York, NY 10018

March 8 @ 7:00 pm March 25 @ 7:00 pm

March 8, 9, 11, 15, 16, 18, 22, 23 and 25 at 7:00 pm
March 10, 17, and 24 at 3:00 pm

Tickets are $20 – $40

Run time: 90 minutes

What off-Broadway play should I see in NYC?

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when choosing a play to see in NYC! If you’re looking for something different, consider 43 Stages of Grieving: A Comedy featuring Australian artists in NYC.

43 Stages of Grieving: A Comedy

tells the story of a pregnant, dying robot and a human who attempted to live forever. Like almost anyone who has grieved, they can both attest the idea there are only 5 stages of grieving is hilarious. But with a presumably incoming infant on the way, they can’t sit around and eat cheese all day (there are of course stages of grief for both hard cheese and soft cheese). Together they try to make plans for an unknown motherhood, kind but complicated technology, and a future without them.

Australian Artists in NYC

Writer/Director Micharne Cloughley, Sound Designer Nate Edmonson, and Actress Clara Francesca* are originally from Australia. Micharne and Nate are alumni of NIDA, Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art. All three have established careers in NYC. Micharne wrote for 3 seasons of “Law & Order: SVU”. Nate is a long-standing member of the Rockefeller Studios creative team, with his most recent new work, Peter Rabbit the Musical, premiering later this year. Clara has worked constantly in theatre and TV, featuring on shows including “FBI”.

The play is being live-streamed on Saturday, March 16 (buy tickets), which means you can even watch it in Australia! With the time difference, the livestream will be available on the morning of Sunday, March 17.

Cast and Creative team

The cast also includes Tara Pacheco* (Versace in “First Wives Club”) and the voice of Alysia Reiner* (Fig in “Orange is the New Black”, Agent Sadie Deever in “Ms. Marvel”).

“I first became aware of this play after collaborating with Micharne on a 24 Hour Play benefit for the Entertainment Community Fund during the Writers’ Strike,” Reiner says. “It’s a hilarious and deeply poignant exploration of modern (and future) life and death choices including falling in love, our relationship to technology, and bodily autonomy and freedom.”

43 Stages of Grieving: A Comedy features scenic and lighting design by Jonathan Cottle (Rough Trade), costume design by Chris Leary (“Severance”), projection design by Qixin Zhang (Love and Information), and puppet design by Kell Selznick (Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train Live). Thomas J. Donohoe II (Once More) is the Production Stage Manager.

*These Actors are appearing courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association in this Equity Approved Showcase.

$20 $20 Discount, $30 Regular, and $40 Supporter + Booking Fee

The Tank

312 W 36TH ST
New York, NY 10018 United States
212 563 6269
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