Cross-Eyed Bear Productions presents
Ore, or Or
By Duncan Pflaster
Directed by Laura Moss
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Starring: E. Calvin Ahn*, Elizabeth Erwin*, Clara Barton Green, Rachel Lin, Shawn McLaughlin, Robert Torigoe*

Dramaturg: Michelle Philippin
Stage Manager: Emily Gasser

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

A zen exploration of the gap between truth and convenient fictions that employs the known facts about General Tomoyuki Yamashita and his legendary gold to illuminate the tangled love lives of four disaffected New Yorkers trying to ignore their pasts.

"This author is truly among the current undiscovered great off-off Broadway writers." -G.S. Bowen, Hi-Drama

Sunday, May 10th—6pm
Thursday, May 14th—7pm

Saturday, May 16th—1pm & 9:15pm*
*preceded by an Ore-inspired poetry workshop
Sunday, May 17th—3:45pm
Wednesday, May 20th—8pm
Friday, May 22nd—9:15pm*
*followed by a drinking game with the playwright!
Saturday, May 23rd—6pm
Sunday, May 24th—1pm
**On Monday, May 25th—7pm there will be a reading of Six Silences in Three Movements, also by Duncan Pflaster**
Tuesday, May 26th—8pm
Friday, May 29th—6:30pm
Saturday, May 30th—3:45pm

Set Designer: Elisha Schaefer
Lighting Designer: Victoria Miller
Costume Designer: Jennifer Raskopf
Sound Designer: Jared M. Silver
Props Designer: Jesse Louis Hathaway
Associate Lighting Designer: Wilburn Bonnell
Sound Board Operator: Victoria Watson
Press Representative: Emily Owens PR
Industry Representative: Scotti Rhodes
Graphic Designer: Duncan Pflaster
Website Designer: Ashley Avis
Arts in Action Series Producer: Laura Moss
Associate Producer: Emily Simoness
Production Manager: Norah Turnham
Producers: Alexander Koo, Arienne Pelletier, Duncan Pflaster, Michael Roderick, Jesse Edward Rosbrow

"Matsuo and I shared an obsession with history, with moral judgements. We reacted with fury at modern-day attempts to cover up what was problematical or difficult or painful in the past. Listening, I felt a special bond to him. He was somehow giving me permission to reclaim parts of the past most Americans don't want to recall, to look back without blinking, to feel as much as possible how the past resides within us.
David Mura — Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei

The Workshop Theater
312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor
between 8th & 9th Avenues
New York, NY 10018

Tickets are only $12!


Cross-Eyed Bear Productions is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions in behalf of Cross-Eyed Bear Productions may be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Cross-Eyed Bear Productions

Arts in Action Series
Arts in Action is a series of workshops, discussions, explorations and drinking games aimed at encouraging audience participation in the theater experience. The series will consist of play readings cast partially from the audience, design and directing workshops and active discussions of the challenges of writing within political and cultural contexts.

We will also be conducting a playwrighting workshops, where participants will write a play and then see a reading of their play at the workshop theater the following weekend.

Saturday, May 16th


Poetry Workshop: Writing your Heritage

$5 Suggested Donation

In this poetry workshop inspired by Ore or Or, we will explore the ways in which our heritage impacts our writing style and choice of subject matter.

Friday, May 22nd


Drink with the Playwright: Duncan Pflaster


Come see Ore or Or at 9:15pm, and afterwards, challenge playwright Duncan Pflaster to a drinking game!

Monday, May 25th


Six Silences in Three Movements by Duncan Pflaster


Inhabit the text of Six Silences in Three Movements, by Duncan Pflaster, in this interactive reading.

Arts in Action Ticket Info
For tickets, e-mail with the Date/Time of the program you're attending as well as the number of tickets you'd like to reserve. All payments will be made at the theater.

Emily Owens PR