Spring 2019 

​Programs for Middle and High School students

The Necklace by Guy De Maupassant 

The Open Window by HH Munro

Performance schedule: Spring 2019

Tuesday, March 26 at 10:30 am

Wednesday, March 27 at 10:30 am

Thursday, March 28 at 6:30 pm

Friday, March 29 at 10:30 am

Monday, April 1 at 10:30 am

Tuesday, April 2 at 10:30 am

Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30 pm

Thursday, April 4 at 10:30 am

Friday, April 5 at 10:30 am

  Teatro LATEA
107 Suffolk Street NYC
Ticket Reservation 646-7337685

Socrates on Trial  

By Barbara Bregstein

ETNY Theater Company presents SOCRATES ON TRIAL, its original and faithful adaptation of five Plato dialogues, Gorgias, Euthyphro, Apology, Crito and Phaedo, set in ancient Greece in 399 B.C. the day of Socrates' trial.  The audience becomes the Athenian Assembly and votes on Socrates' guilt or innocence.  Within the dramatic context of the story of Socrates' trial and imprisonment, many issues emerge: the historical moment in Greece; the question of whether it is worse to do wrong or suffer wrong; the theory of natural right; the social contract between the individual and the state; the value of searching for truth through questioning; the importance of excellence; the power of prejudice; and the journey of the soul after death.  With  Peter Cory as Socrates.

From Socrates on Trial
"It takes true goodness to make a man or a woman happy, and an immoral, wicked person is unhappy."  from Gorgias
"My love of people makes me talk to everyone I meet quite freely and unreservedly, and without payment. Indeed, if I could, I would pay people myself to listen to me." from 'Euthyphro.'
"I do not think I know what I do not know." from the 'Apology.'
".. And I tell you that no greater good can happen to a man that to discuss human excellence every day, knowing that an unexamined life is not worth living." from the  'Apology.'
"I will not repay injustice with injustice. I will go away victim of injustice, not of the laws, but of men." Socrates in 'Crito.'

The Merchant of Venice  For High School students

A rare opportunity to see Shakespeare's great play about Shylock, the Jewish moneylender, and his arch-enemy Antonio.  In ETNY Theater's unique format, the students have the chance to participate after each act.  Imagine this: the actors freeze, the Presenter enters and engages the audience in a conversation about the play's characters and themes.  This gives the students time to think about what they have seen, to express their ideas, and to remain active throughout the performance.  The play continues this way act by act.  The Merchant of Venice has been shortened somewhat, but Shakespeare's language remains intact.


 Written and directed by Barbara Bregstein

Galileo is best known for the trial of 1633, which brought him mythic fame as the astronomer who asserted that the earth revolved around the sun.  But there was more to his life story than that.  This play reveals the nature of his relationships with his mistress, his daughters, the pope, as well as the development of the telescope.

Bliss and The Garden Party

By Katherine Mansfield

In Bliss, set in London 1918, Bertha Young a thirty-year-old mother hosts a dinner party for her eccentric friends.
Katherine Mansfield's most well-known short story, The Garden Party takes us to the home of the Sheridan family in New Zealand high society.

The Cathedral
By Raymond Carver
The story of a married couple and the visit of his wife's friend, who happens to be blind.

The Monkey's Paw

By W. W Jacobs


Truman Capote

The Metamorphosis

by Franz Kafka

The Picture of Dorian Grey

By Oscar Wilde

The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber

By Ernest Hemingway

The Magic Barrel, Benefit Performance, and Idiots First

By Bernard Malamud

No Answer and Mr. Edward's Appointment

By Barbara Bregstein