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Past Retro Productions:

An Appeal to the Woman of the House by Christie Perfetti Williams

The Baltimore Waltz by Paula Vogel

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg


Dear Ruth by Norman Krasna


Women and War

THE DESK SET by William Marchant

WOMEN AND WAR by Jack Hilton Cunningham

HOLY DAYS by Sally Nemeth


THE TENDER TRAP by Max Shulman and Robet Paul Smith

MILL FIRE by Sally Nemeth


STILL LIFE a documentary by Emily Mann

MRS. CALIFORNIA by Doris Baisley



George S. Kaufman's THE BUTTER AND EGG MAN

Directed by Ricardo Rust

May 15-30, 2015

at the Gene Frankel Theatre
24 Bond Street, New York City

Perhaps one of his lesser known works to us now, The Butter and Egg Man is a wonderful comedy about producing theater which was one of Kaufman's biggest Broadway successes.  What better way to celebrate 10 years of producing theater?

The Butter and Egg Man follows our hero, Peter Jones, a likable Mid-Western boy, as he navigates the sometimes exasperating and always exciting world of Broadway.  Written in 1925, it is a hilarious satire about a seemingly simple country boy who comes to New York to break in to theatrical producing under the misguided idea that he will double his money.  But the young man may be smarter than he seems – will he be able to turn a “flop” in to a “wow”?

Featuring:  Heather E. Cunningham*, Rebecca Gray Davis, Shay Gines, Sarah K. Lipmann*, Ryan McCurdy*, Chad Anthony Miller, Ben Schnickel, Seth Shelden, Brian Silliman*, Alisha Spielmann*, and Matthew Trumbull*

Stage Manager:  Alyson Cermak
Set Designer: Jeff Stander
Costume Designer: Viviane Galloway
Sound Designer: DeLisa White
Properties Designer:  Sara Slagle
Lighting Designer:  Andrew Trent

 10th Anniversary Retro Productions

Throughout the year we will be reminiscing about some of our favorite memories from the last decade!  To follow us on our walk down memory line join our mailing list! Or "like" us on Facebook!

Our first memory:

10th Anniversary Memories


NYITA Nominee

Retro Productions nominated for 21 
New York Innovative Theater Awards
since 2008!

Heather E. Cunningham WINNER Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role, 2014 for Retro Productions' AN APPEAL TO THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE at the New York Innovative Theater Awards!

Kristen Vaughan WINNER Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role, 2011 for Retro Productions' BENEFACTORS at the New York Innovative Theater Awards!

Heather E. Cunningham's performance in Retro Productions Still Life by Emily Mann was chosen as Marc Miller's "Performances to Remember, 2007" for Back Stage East!  

"Modern theatre is often about The Now or even about The Next, but Retro Productions understands the importance of remembering our recent history. The significance of reflection is always poignantly observed in their revivals." Gina Femia, New York Theatre Review

"I’m off to one of my favorite theater companies: Retro Productions, which unearths plays from the distant past and mounts them in the cozy confines of the Spoon Theatre." - Peter Filichia,

"Retro Productions is a force of nature, with such strength it blew me away...  Truth, honesty, and great chops, it's everything that is great about American theatre." - Heather McAllister,

"Retro Productions, one of the Off-Off Broadway’s best kept secrets, has been wowing those in the know with one stellar production after another. And [they] just keeps getting better and better." - Edward Rubin,

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