A Real Boy


AUG 2 – AUG 27, 2017
Ivy Theatre Company in association with Athena Theatre present

A REAL BOY
By Stephen Kaplan

Directed by Audrey Alford

2018 IT Award Nominations!

– Eric Wright of the Puppet Kitchen has been nominated for Outstanding Innovative Design in our production of “A Real Boy”
– Ann Beyersdorfer has been nominated for Outstanding Set Design in our production of “A Real Boy”
– Megan Culley has been nominated for Outstanding Sound Design in our production of “A Real Boy”

“CLEVERLY STAGED”
-BroadwayWorld

“A UNIQUE AND THOUGHT PROVOKING PIECE OF THEATER”
-BroadwayWorld

“COMPELLING AND AMBITIOUS”
-TalkinBroadway

“DELIVERS AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE IN OUR TROUBLED TIMES”
-DC Metro Arts


A Real Boy tells the story of two puppets who adopt a human child. When the young boy starts growing strings, his kindergarten teacher takes it upon herself to save him. This satiric play explores life for those on the fringe of society and the tensions that arise when others try to fix their “problems.”

59E59 Theaters
59 E59th Street, NYC

$25.00 (59E59 MEMBERS $20.00)
Tue, Wed, Thu at 7:30, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2:30 & 7:30, Sun at 3:30

Talkbacks are scheduled after the following performances:

Friday, August 18 7:30 pm – with playwright Stephen Kaplan & cast with Moderator: Lia Romeo (Literary Manager for Project Y and Athena Writes 2016 Playwright)
Sunday, August 20 3:30 pm – with playwright Stephen Kaplan, director Audrey Alford, & cast with Moderator: Mateo Moreno (Communications Director with Athena Theatre)
Friday, August 25 7:30 pm – with puppet builder Eric Wright (The Puppet Kitchen), puppet family, & cast with Moderator: Nora Sørena Casey (Athena Writes 2016 and 2017 Playwright)

Jamie Geiger: Principal Klaus
Jenn Remke: Miss Terry
Brian Michael: Peter Myers
Jason Allan Kennedy George: Mary Ann Myers
Alexander Bello: Max Myers
Kelley Selznick: Max Myers (select performances)
Katie Braden: Jilly Lambert
Danie Steel: Rebecca Landel

Audrey Alford: Director/Producer
Morgan Barba: Assistant Director
Stephen Kaplan: Playwright
Veronique Ory: Co-Producer & Marketing Director
Ann Beyersdorfer: Set Designer
Jenn Fok: Lighting Designer
Tristan Raines: Costume Designer
Megan Culley: Sound Designer
Eric Wright-Puppet Kitchen: Puppet Designer/Builder
Mae Frankeberger: General Manager
Stephanie Kay Garcia: Production Stage Manager
Gabriel Aguilar: Assistant Stage Manager
Miranda Hall, Sophie Max and Alexa Puppo: Marketing Interns