4/8/03: Talented Performer Takes On Two Roles with a Smile
"If there is a greater challenge to an actor than playing Shakespeare, its the challenge of playing two very different Shakespearean roles one tragic, one comic in the space of 24 hours."
3/6/03: Romeo & Juliet closes March 10, revival begins March 20
"An era has come to an end. We commiserate with the cast and crew of Les Misérables, who must be on the same emotional rollercoaster that we are."
2/18/03: Ninjas Gear Up for Time Square Debut
"Who would have guessed way back in 2000, when we started out in the dank, un-air-conditioned Present Company Artspace, that we would eventually end up on Broadway?"
2/6/03: The NYC Debut of Romeo & Juliet
"Some companies, when transferring a show to Broadway, would attempt to fill the title roles with big-name actors to boost sales. We're just not that kind of company."
2/18/02: Tiny Ninjas Return to Charleston
"Will Mr. and Mrs. Smile, who played Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in Tiny Ninja Theater presents Macbeth, take on the title roles in Romeo & Juliet as well? 'Im not prepared to discuss casting at this point,' said director Dov Weinstein..."
7/17/01: Nuclear War Extended
"Before I saw this show, I was going to fly over to the U.S.S.R. and poke that Gorbachev right in the eye."
7/2/01: Tiny Ninja Theater Joins The Quorum's Format
"The ninjas have been wanting to do improv for a long time."
12/3/00: Tiny Ninja Theater's Macbeth Closing December 26
"Finally we'll be able to transform the Artspace into a hip cabaret venue. And if that doesn't work, we could always go back to using the place to store garbage. Garbage."
10/6/00: Macbeth Begins Open-Ended Run
"When The Present Company offered to extend the run again, we leapt at the opportunity, because where else in New York City can you find a small, dank, drafty space like this one?"
9/19/00: Macbeth Extended Through October 14th
"There is no truth whatsoever to the rumor that David Hasselhoff will be replacing Mr. Smile as Macbeth in this new run."
8/28/00: Macbeth Extended Through September 30th
"We're very pleased to be able to continue the show, especially since we were worried for a while that Mr. Smile would have to return to L.A. to work on a sitcom."
8/12/00: Tiny Ninja Theater Announces Macbeth
"If tiny plastic ninjas had existed in the 17th century, I have no doubt that Shakespeare himself would have staged the play in this way."
TINY NINJA THEATER
The Present Company Artspace
196 Stanton Street
September 6th September 30th
Wednesday through Saturday, 7pm
All Tickets: $12 (212) 420-8877
August 28, 2000: Tiny Ninja Theater presents MACBETH, "the hit of this year's Fringe," (newyork.citysearch.com) has announced that it will be extending its run of Shakespeare's tragedy, performed by inch-high plastic ninjas and other assorted dime-store figures.
Fresh from a sold-out debut at the New York International Fringe Festival, the "hardest working tiny ninjas in miniature classic theater" (Charles McNutly, The Village Voice) and director Dov Weinstein will perform an additional sixteen shows in the next month at The Present Company Artspace.
"We're very pleased to be able to continue the show," said Co-Producer Jonathan Van Gieson, "especially since we were worried for a while that Mr. Smile (the plastic actor who plays Macbeth) would have to return to L.A. to work on a sitcom. Luckily for our production, the pilot of "Hangin' with Mr. Smile" wasn't picked up for the fall, although there is a rumor that it may be a mid-season replacement on the WB."
Seating for this "plastiscene pleasure" (Alexis Soloski, The Village Voice) will continue to be strictly limited, so call today and reserve your seat for the show Robert Simonson of Time Out New York called "delightful and amusing
you leave the theater energized and oddly moved."