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Whale Song
or: Learning to Live with Mobyphobia

A play by Claire Kiechel

October 29-November 8, 2014

A warm-blooded comedy about looking for answers.

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Plus 1 Solo Show Festival
Fall 2014

Sunday, November 2 and
Monday, November 3, 2014

An evening of funny and smart original solo shows.

TIC to premiere the stage version of Elinor Lipman’s
The Inn at Lake Devine in 2015

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Tongue in Cheek Theater will adapt the popular novel The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman into a full-length play over 2015, culminating with a three-week performance run October 7-24, 2015 in midtown NYC.

About The Inn at Lake Devine, The New York Times writes, "in her delightful novel, The Inn at Lake Devine, Elinor Lipman waltzes fearlessly though a minefield of identity politics. Anti-Semitism, intermarriage, ethnic cuisine and Anne Frank are some of the unlikely, loaded subjects of this witty romantic comedy."

TIC is thrilled to be adapting this work for the stage. Read the entire press release and follow TIC on Facebook and Twitter for updates to this exciting project!

Tech for WHALE SONG or: Learning to Live with Mobyphobia - opens Wed 10/29!

Mondays mean load-in day for the indie theater community!

Yesterday, Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions loaded in for its 28th production,  Whale Song or: Learning to Live with Mobyphobia by Claire Kiechel, which opens on Wednesday, October 29 at 8 pm at The Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios (244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor, midtown).

While the set for this show seems minimal, we filled a small minivan with a wooden bench, IKEA boxes of furniture to assemble, rolls of fabric for the floor, and a whole host of props, supplies and costumes.

The resulting set, designed by producing artistic director Jake Lipman and assistant director/lighting designer Molly Ballerstein, is beige on beige on beige, signaling the fact that our protagonist, Maya Swan, is in a murky rut with her life.  The parade of other characters are the pops of color that compel her out of the beige.

Get your tickets here: or by calling 212-868-4444.  9 performances, Wed Oct. 29-Sat Nov. 1 and Tue Nov. 4-Sat Nov. 8 at 8 pm at The Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor, NYC.  More about the production at

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