4/8/03: Talented Performer Takes On Two Roles with a Smile
"If there is a greater challenge to an actor than playing Shakespeare, it’s 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? 'I’m 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."

Tiny Ninja Theater Joins The Quorum's Format
"The ninjas have been wanting to do improv for a long time."

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."

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?"

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."

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."

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."




The Present Company Artspace
196 Stanton Street

Sunday through Tuesday @ 7pm
Sunday Matinee @3pm

No 3pm show Dec 17, no show Dec 25
CLOSING NIGHT: December 26

All Tickets: $12 (212) 420-8877

December 3, 2000: (Manhattan) Tiny Ninja Theater is saddened to announce that its long-running off-off-Broadway production of Tiny Ninja Theater presents MACBETH will play its final performance on Tuesday December 26th after a four and a half month run at the Present Company Artspace on Manhattan's Lower East Side.

The production debuted at the 2000 FringeNYC Festival, where it won the Overall Excellence Award for Innovation and Originality. Hailed as a "placticine pleasure" (Village Voice), "delightfull and amusing" (Time Out NY), and "the finest Shakespearian production ever" (Tiny Ninja Weekly), the show has continued to run in the charming and temperature sensitive Artspace ever since.

"It's about time," said Present Company Artistic Director John Clancy of the announced closing, "the whole thing was getting a little embarassing. Finally we'll be able to transform the Artspace into a hip cabaret venue. The Lower East Side is desperately in need of the sort of cultural uplift only acoustic guitar nights and open-mic poetry readings can provide. And if that doesn't work," he continued, "we could always go back to using the place to store garbage. Garbage."

Mr. and Mrs. Smile, the much respected couple playing the title pair, continue to strongly deny rumors that the show's closing has been precipitated by a disintegration of their longstanding marriage. "We love each other," reads a statement released by the couple yesterday, "as much as we ever did."

Plans for a summer tour are currently on hold.

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