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Back to the Drawing Board!

Posted in Mainstage, On the Square Productions News, OTSP Buzz on January 5, 2011 by On the Square Productions
IYI Image

Courtesy of Duane Tollison

Well it’s back to work for the On the Square folk!  We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!  Tomorrow, we begin rehearsals for In Your Image, by Rob Benson at 59E59 Theatres.  We are truly looking forward to what’s sure to be an incredible night at the theatre.

We’re officially on sale as well! Here’s the performance schedule:

Feb. 10th- Feb. 12th at 8:30pm, Feb. 13th at 3:30pm, Feb. 15th & 16th at 7:30pm, Feb. 17th-19th at 8:30pm, Feb. 20th at 3:30pm, Feb. 22nd & 23rd at 7:30pm, Feb. 24th-26th at 8:30pm, & Feb. 27th at 3:30pm

Tickets can be purchase here, or at

We’ll keep you updated as always, and check in with us at


It’s Opening Night!

Posted in Mainstage, On the Square Productions News, Production Announcements on December 11, 2010 by On the Square Productions

Well it’s a big weekend for On the Square- we have our Artists Brunch at 1pm at The Brick Cafe this Sunday Dec. 12th, and our Holiday Party at DiWine on Tuesday Dec. 14th.  But tomorrow, it’s opening night for Monroe, Illinois:  Over Here/Townie! After 2 successful previews, we are ready to rock!

Afterwards we will be going to South’s NYC, around the corner from The Flea, as they are one of the sponsors of our production.

The performance is at 9pm, Saturday Dec. 11th at The Flea Theater.  Tickets are still available online too.  For $15 you can get the On the Square Friend discount by entering the code SQUARE upon purchasing tickets.

If Monday is a good day for you, we are also offering $5 Mondays for all of our performances! Use the code FIVE when buying online (no fees!) or come to the door.  Take a sneak peek at our show:

Becca Hackett is "She" in TOWNIE

Doug Roland and Cyrilla Baer as Danny and Patty Hunt in OVER HERE

Rachel McPhee and Cyrilla Baer as Nora and Patty Hunt in OVER HERE

See you at The Flea!

Performances Begin Tomorrow on “Over Here/Townie!”

Posted in Mainstage, On the Square Productions News, OTSP Buzz on December 7, 2010 by On the Square Productions

The curtain will rise tomorrow night, December 8th at 9pm at The Flea Theater when Aaron Wigdor Levy’s Monroe, Illinois:  Over Here/Townie begins performances.  It’s been an incredible journey!  Some of you might remember that Over Here was the first play in our Developmental Reading Series of October 2009, so it’s thrilling to make it from the page to the stage!  Everyone has been working so hard, but now it’s time to put the work out there.

If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, do so online here and we just want to tell you about our ticket promotions too- for December 8th and December 9th ONLY, use the code PREVIEW to receive $12 tickets!

For December 11th, and on (and as a friend of On the Square) use the code SQUARE to receive $15 tickets!

It doesn’t get better than that!  Here’s the ticket link again, and we hope to see you at The Flea!

Doug Roland is Danny Hunt in “Over Here”

Posted in Cast, Friends of On the Square, Mainstage, On the Square Productions News, OTSP Buzz on December 3, 2010 by On the Square Productions

Doug Roland has been a friend of On the Square for a long time, and we are thrilled to be working him on a main stage production!  Doug plays Danny Hunt, Patty’s son, and Nora’s brother in Over Here.  Like Nora, Danny struggles to find peace with his mother and deceased father.  Often the comic relief, Danny will both make you laugh and break your heart.

Doug Roland ( Danny – Over Here) is excited to be working with his friends at On the Square Productionsagain. Some NYC theater credits include originating the role of Elliot in Wolves (59E59 Theaters), Don Juan inDon Juan Does New Jersey (The Alternate Theater), The Brig (The Living Theater), The Pantyhose Grid (NYCFringe), Mary Brigit Poppleton is Writing a Memoir (NYC Fringe), and Muffin (Samuel French Festival). Amongother film credits, Doug recently produced, co-directed, and acted in the short film Kidwalker, which premieredat the Big Apple Film Festival at Tribeca Cinemas. Doug is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and theconservatory program at Michael Howard Studios.

To see Doug in action go here!

Rachel McPhee is Nora Hunt in “Over Here”

Posted in Cast, Mainstage, On the Square Productions News, OTSP Buzz, Production Announcements on December 2, 2010 by On the Square Productions

You might know Rachel McPhee has the Co-Artistic Producing Director of On the Square Productions, but in Monroe, Illinois:  Over Here/Townie she’ll be showing off her skills on the stage.  Rachel portrays Nora Hunt, Patty’s estranged daughter who returns home for her father’s funeral, who died in Iraq.

Rachel McPhee ( Co-Artistic Producing Director, Nora- Over Here) is thrilled to be returning to thispiece after workshopping it in the OTSP developmental reading series and to be back at the fabulousFlea! Recent credits include Vieux Carre (The Pearl dir. Austin Pendleton), The Footage (The Flea), Miss
Julie and The Cherry Orchard (Columbia Stages),A Midsummer Night’s Dream (On the Square Productions) ,Twelfth Night ( in a Speakeasy!) , Guiding Light. Rachel received her BA from the University of Wisconsin and apostgraduate degree in Professional Acting from the Drama Studio London (UK).

To see Rachel in action, click here!

“Adding Machine’s” Cyrilla Baer is Patty Hunt!

Posted in Cast, Mainstage, On the Square Productions News, OTSP Buzz, Production Announcements on December 1, 2010 by On the Square Productions

We here at On the Square couldn’t have been more thrilled when Cyrilla Baer signed on to do Monroe Illinois:  Over Here/Townie.  A Chicago import, Cyrilla has been rocking the New York Theatre scene for over 2 years now.  Maybe your caught her recently in NYMF’s “PopArt?”  Cyrilla stars as Patty Hunt in Over Here– the widowed matriarch of the Hunt Family.  Her husband, Joe Hunt has just died in Iraq.  Patty’s two kids- Nora and Danny struggle to understand their critical mother, and scene is set.

Cyrilla Baer ( Patty – Over Here) : Off Broadway: “Mrs. Zero”, ADDING MACHINE, A MUSICAL, Minetta Lane; “Nanny”, UNCLE VANYA, Classic Stage Company; “Agatha Makin”, THE HATPIN, & “Dr. Bore”, POPART, NYMF; “Mistress Schermerhorn”, KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY, York; “Annie Chapman”, RIPPER, NAMT.  Regional: FALSETTOS, RUTHLESS, THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, OLIVER, NUNSENSE, NUNSENSE 2 and NUNSENSE JAMBOREE, MORNING’S AT SEVEN, THE MOST HAPPY FELLA. Co-star of the NY Independent Film Festival multiple award winner RAGING HORMONES. Featured performer with The Atlanta Symphony and The Florida Philharmonic orchestras. Appearances in the upcoming Onion News Network series on IFC.

To see Cyrilla in action, click here for tickets!

Becca Hackett Stars As “Townie”

Posted in Cast, Mainstage, On the Square Productions News, OTSP Buzz on November 30, 2010 by On the Square Productions

Well Monroe, Illinois:  Over Here/Townie is just around the corner, and we would like to take the opportunities over the next few days to introduce you to our lovely cast.  Meet Becca Hackett who is “Townie”- the solo show that spans nearly 40 years of one woman’s life.  It’s the ultimate woman’s monologue!  Read more about her below and buy your tickets here!

Becca Hackett is from Portland, ME and comes to NYC by way of Emerson College in Boston. She is a performance and visual artist.  Most recent acting credits:  Co- Author of and actor inSeries 6.2: Paint On Canvas (Fringe NYC) Standing Clear (CoffeCup (a theatre co.), I,Kreon (NewMoon/Roust Theatre Co.). Favorite Roles include Germaine from Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Prospero in The Tempest, and Lady Macbeth/Hecate in Macbeth (UK/US) Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (Edinburgh Fringe Fest). She has studied performance with Studio 5 (Aole T. Miller, Per Brahe), and Viewpoints with Julie Troost at the Monarch Theatre.