Trapped At Tea Time

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COMPELLING, THRILLING, & HEARTFELT DRAMEDY This original, contemporary, play takes place in the apartment of 80-year-old holocaust survivor, Yolanda. Brothers, Omar and Ramiro, robbers and drug addicts, take the doorman of her building hostage, in order to steal money and valuables from her to pay off their debt to drug lords. As the play unfolds during an hour packed with humor and suspense, the characters reveal personal stories and conflicts, discovering they share a common past Thus begins a paradigm shift, where human values are redeemed above the material world and the harsh reality entrapping them. When the water boils, life takes a turn.

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"Great play. Fantastic actors. Don't miss it. Riveting script. Play brought you into the lives of two strangers who actually have a lot in common. Brought me to tears."

sweet - Judy Romm


"I absolutely LOVED the show! Heidi Mendez, Mark Anthony, and E.P. Evans played their characters very well. I loved that in just 60 minutes, I was able to feel a range of emotions from happy to sad to hopeful. The character development of Yolanda and Omar is done in a way that is quick, but believable and it's great to watch how their characters change in such a short amount of time. I also loved the bond between Omar and Ramiro. Throughout their arguments, there were still traces of protectiveness since they are the only family they have. Overall, it was a great performance from the actors."

sweet - Lillian Taylor


"Bravo to Writer/Producer Marcos Cohen for penning such a captivating, heartfelt and inspiring play, where polar opposites find their very human common ground and connect. I was moved to tears at the play's end. Heidi Mendez, Mark Anthony and E.P. Evans were brilliant in their respective roles. Kudos to director Linda Alznauer, Co-Producer Baila Romm and Board Operator Shawna Voragen. I loved every minute of Trapped at Tea Time!"

sweet - Anna Bogdanovich


"I loved everything about it, I loved the characters, I laughed and cried and was fully entertained throughout the play! Amazing show! Outstanding performances by the 2 main actors. What a story!"

sweet - Katt Balsan


"Enjoyed this show! Very well written, and the actors were top notch! I will definitely see it again before it closes. A perfect mixture of drama, comedy, and suspense."

sweet - Mike L


"Very powerful and emotional true story. What a powerful and courageous old lady to take on a thief who turns out to be more than just a thief. A scary experience and a beautiful ending. Enjoyed every minute of this play. Congrats to cast and crew. 5 Stars"

sweet - Zion


"My family enjoyed this play! The writers certainly had enough material to pull from —our daily lives in the city. A refreshing twist to the (practically) weekly news of burglaries in our neighborhoods. Why not take tragic news and turn it into something good? The only thing missing was a helicopter. Oh wait.... there was one! Bravo!"

sweet - Cherna Engel


"This was a great show!! I enjoyed the ambivalent emotions that was stirred throughout the 60 minute show. Even though Yola and Omar came from different backgrounds of life this showcased the commonality that LOVE will bond us all no matter how messed up in life you are I enjoyed the tension from both brothers and was saddened when Ramiro died because he was trying to help his little brother from getting out of bondage from street drug lords so to me that was an heroic portion of the show, which elicited no matter what family comes first!!! Two thumbs up to the actors who presented a fabulous show and also to the writers/producers who created the show!!"

sweet - Ciera Williams


"I few friends and I saw this interesting play on June 10, 2018 and we all enjoyed it, particularly the ending. The show was well written, acted, the venue was intimate and the tickets were reasonably-priced. Consequently, I would recommend it for adults. Due to some vulgar language, apparently necessary for the subject matter, it doesn't seem appropriate for children."

sweet - DANIEL ALTSHULER


"Great show! Really emotional and shows how people are not who you always expect them to be. Great Jewish story as well."

sweet - kylie lobell


"WHAT I LIKED I like the friendship that develops between the characters. Although there is tension and assault at first, Yolanda is able to warm up to Ramiro with a cup of tea, pastries and her own Holocaust experience. Both actors are very likable and relatable, especially Ramiro. WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE A few tech issues that are bound to happen but nothing that took away from the play. MY OVERALL IMPRESSION An elderly woman gets an uninvited and unwelcomed visit at her door. Ramiro storms inside her house, ties her up and begins searching for her safe, her money and her jewelry. Does it sound funny yet? Sometimes, real stories sound stranger than fiction and, in this dramedy written by Marcos Cohen, sometimes funny."

sweet - Victor Sotomayor


"One hour of a flowing story carried out by fine acting, is one hour worthwhile spending with the cast of Trapped At Tea Time."

sweet - Nurit Greenger - The Jerusalem Post - ...read full review


"One hour of a flowing story carried out by fine acting, is one hour worthwhile spending with the cast of Trapped At Tea Time."

sweet - Nurit Greenger - The Jerusalem Post - ...read full review


"Great play. Fantastic actors. Don't miss it. Riveting script. Play brought you into the lives of two strangers who actually have a lot in common. Brought me to tears."

sweet - Judy Romm


"I absolutely LOVED the show! Heidi Mendez, Mark Anthony, and E.P. Evans played their characters very well. I loved that in just 60 minutes, I was able to feel a range of emotions from happy to sad to hopeful. The character development of Yolanda and Omar is done in a way that is quick, but believable and it's great to watch how their characters change in such a short amount of time. I also loved the bond between Omar and Ramiro. Throughout their arguments, there were still traces of protectiveness since they are the only family they have. Overall, it was a great performance from the actors."

sweet - Lillian Taylor


"Bravo to Writer/Producer Marcos Cohen for penning such a captivating, heartfelt and inspiring play, where polar opposites find their very human common ground and connect. I was moved to tears at the play's end. Heidi Mendez, Mark Anthony and E.P. Evans were brilliant in their respective roles. Kudos to director Linda Alznauer, Co-Producer Baila Romm and Board Operator Shawna Voragen. I loved every minute of Trapped at Tea Time!"

sweet - Anna Bogdanovich


"I loved everything about it, I loved the characters, I laughed and cried and was fully entertained throughout the play! Amazing show! Outstanding performances by the 2 main actors. What a story!"

sweet - Katt Balsan


"Enjoyed this show! Very well written, and the actors were top notch! I will definitely see it again before it closes. A perfect mixture of drama, comedy, and suspense."

sweet - Mike L


"Very powerful and emotional true story. What a powerful and courageous old lady to take on a thief who turns out to be more than just a thief. A scary experience and a beautiful ending. Enjoyed every minute of this play. Congrats to cast and crew. 5 Stars"

sweet - Zion


"My family enjoyed this play! The writers certainly had enough material to pull from —our daily lives in the city. A refreshing twist to the (practically) weekly news of burglaries in our neighborhoods. Why not take tragic news and turn it into something good? The only thing missing was a helicopter. Oh wait.... there was one! Bravo!"

sweet - Cherna Engel


"This was a great show!! I enjoyed the ambivalent emotions that was stirred throughout the 60 minute show. Even though Yola and Omar came from different backgrounds of life this showcased the commonality that LOVE will bond us all no matter how messed up in life you are I enjoyed the tension from both brothers and was saddened when Ramiro died because he was trying to help his little brother from getting out of bondage from street drug lords so to me that was an heroic portion of the show, which elicited no matter what family comes first!!! Two thumbs up to the actors who presented a fabulous show and also to the writers/producers who created the show!!"

sweet - Ciera Williams


"I few friends and I saw this interesting play on June 10, 2018 and we all enjoyed it, particularly the ending. The show was well written, acted, the venue was intimate and the tickets were reasonably-priced. Consequently, I would recommend it for adults. Due to some vulgar language, apparently necessary for the subject matter, it doesn't seem appropriate for children."

sweet - DANIEL ALTSHULER


"Great show! Really emotional and shows how people are not who you always expect them to be. Great Jewish story as well."

sweet - kylie lobell


"WHAT I LIKED I like the friendship that develops between the characters. Although there is tension and assault at first, Yolanda is able to warm up to Ramiro with a cup of tea, pastries and her own Holocaust experience. Both actors are very likable and relatable, especially Ramiro. WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE A few tech issues that are bound to happen but nothing that took away from the play. MY OVERALL IMPRESSION An elderly woman gets an uninvited and unwelcomed visit at her door. Ramiro storms inside her house, ties her up and begins searching for her safe, her money and her jewelry. Does it sound funny yet? Sometimes, real stories sound stranger than fiction and, in this dramedy written by Marcos Cohen, sometimes funny."

sweet - Victor Sotomayor