past productions

Buffalo Heights

By Adam Harrell
May 7-17, 2014
Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios, NYC

“Entertaining throughout ... brought the house down laughing ... a standout performance from Joe Mullen ... a small but impressive turn by Nina Leese, a very powerful actress and presence on stage ... Buffalo Heights is Tongue in Cheek’s first full length theatrical undertaking, and a sign of nice things to come.” — StageBuddy

Plus 1 Solo Show Festival - Spring 2014

May 11-12, 2014
Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios, NYC

An evening of five funny and smart original solo shows, with musical guest Todd Kramer.

How I Learned to Drive

By Paula Vogel
October 17-November 2, 2013
Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios, NYC

“The cast is immensely engaging and likable … a small minimalist set and stage give focus to powerful, emotionally charged performances.” Theatre Is Easy

How to Behave / Places, Please

October 23, 2013
Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios, NYC

A behind-the-scenes look at the people who make your theater experience run smoothly.

Plus 1 Solo Show Festival - Fall 2013

Series A: October 20-21, 2013
Series B: October 27-28, 2013
Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios, NYC

An evening of four funny and smart original solo shows, with musical guest Garry Novikoff.

The Mistakes Madeline Made

By Elizabeth Meriwether
April 4-13, 2013
Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios, NYC

“Meriwether’s script shows a sure touch that brings us right along through the changes, and together with pitch-perfect performances and Brock H. Hill’s typically assured direction, it results in not only the best Tongue in Cheek production I’ve experienced but the best comedy I’ve seen on stage so far this year.” — BlogCritics.org

Plus 1 Solo Show Festival - Spring 2013

April 7-8, 2013
Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios, NYC

An evening of four funny and smart original solo shows, with musical guest Todd Kramer.

Our Town

By Thornton Wilder
October 17-27, 2012
Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios, NYC

“Thanks to a universally excellent cast led by director Jake Lipman (who also plays The Stage Manager), this version of Wilder’s tale successfully argues that even an uneventful life is full of meaning.” — NYTheatre.com

Plus 1 Solo Show Festival - Fall 2012

October 21-22, 2012
Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios, NYC

An evening of five funny and smart original solo shows, with musical guest Matt Sucich.


Plus 1 Solo Show Festival - Summer 2012

July 28-29, 2012
Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios, NYC

An evening of four funny and smart original solo shows, with musical guest Sarah Aili.

Humans Anonymous

By Kate Hewlett
May 2-12, 2012
Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios, NYC

Plus 1 Solo Show Festival - Spring 2012

May 6-7, 2012
Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios, NYC

An evening of four funny and smart original solo shows, with musical guest Todd Kramer.

Plus 1 Solo Show Festival - Fall 2011

November 20-21, 2011
Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios, NYC

An evening of four funny and smart original solo shows, with musical guest Garry Novikoff.

Books on Tape

By William Missouri Downs
August 18-28, 2011
Connelly Theater, NYC
Part of the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival

“Just how much do people need stories to make their lives interesting? Don't be afraid to find out in Books on Tape. ... Playwright William Missouri Downs has given us a well-balanced tale ... Director Brock H. Hill has made desperate into funny.” NYTheatre.com

The Drunken City

By Adam Bock
April 27-May 7, 2011
Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios, NYC

The Drunken City is fun through and through ... Kudos to Ms. Lipman and Tongue in Cheek Theater for making manifest what's funny, and what's sneakily smart, in the blurry scrim of these six characters.”— BlogCritics.org

Plus 1 Solo Show Festival - Spring 2011

May 1-2, 2011
Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios, NYC

An evening of four funny and smart original solo shows, with musical guest Emily Earle.

Dead White Males

By William Missouri Downs
October 6-16, 2010
Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios, NYC

“Tongue in Cheek Theater’s...sterling production [of Dead White Males] is a trenchant critique of America’s education system in crisis...fascinating...The ensemble is first-rate.” — TheaterOnline

Plus 1 Solo Show Festival - Fall 2010

October 10-11, 2010
Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios, NYC

An evening of four funny and smart original solo shows, with musical guest Erica Russo.

Proof

By David Auburn
April 28-May 8, 2010
Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios, NYC

Nominated for a 2010 New York Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Sound Design

Is inheriting your father’s mad genius a gift or a burden?

Plus 1 Solo Show Festival - Spring 2010

May 2-3, 2010
Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios, NYC

An evening of three funny and smart original solo shows.

Psych

By Evan Smith
September 9-19, 2009
Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios, NYC

In a world where psychological power reigns supreme and empathy is psychotic, is judging trust and betrayal really a matter of black and white?

Plus 1 Solo Show Festival - Fall 2009

September 13-14, 2009
Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios, NYC

An evening of three funny and smart original solo shows.

Up a River/Down the Aisle

By Jake Lipman
July 28, 31 and August 1, 2009
The 2009 Midtown International Theatre Festival, NYC

August 16 & 18, 2009
The Strawberry One-Act Festival Summer 2009

When her colorful mother dies suddenly, a girl named Jake must navigate the rites of passage of mourning and marriage, without her mother’s guidance.

Recent Tragic Events

By Craig Wright
February 25-28, 2009
The Producers' Club Crowne Theater, NYC

Waverly and Andrew have been set up on a blind date, in Craig Wright's funny and philosophical play which explores the question of whether our lives are shaped by free will or random events.

Five Flights

By Adam Bock
September 18-20, 2008
The Producers' Club Crowne Theater, NYC

A comedy about three siblings, their inheritance, and what happens when faith, commitment and birds are thrown into the mix.

Love Letters

By A.R. Gurney
February 14-16, 2008
Roy Arias Theatre Center at the Times Square Art Center – Payan Theatre, NYC

Tracing the lifelong correspondence of the staid, dutiful lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and the lively, unstable artist Melissa Gardner, the story of their bittersweet relationship gradually unfolds from what is written – and what is left unsaid – in their letters.

Wearing Me Down – three one-act plays

October 28-31, 2006
The Chernuchin Theatre (American Theatre of Actors), NYC
Presented by Prospect Theater Company's Dark Nights Series

Thanksgiving Dinner by Colette Johnson
Guitar by Colette Johnson
Sisters by Cherie Vogelstein

In three one-act plays of hilarity and heartbreak, Wearing Me Down chronicles romance in its many highs and lows.

The Baltimore Waltz

By Paula Vogel
April 25-29, 2006
The Producers' Club Royal Theater, NYC

When a school teacher is diagnosed with a deadly virus, she and her brother adventure through Europe to find a cure.