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 Sunday, December 3, 2017 at  7:00 PM      

Kragtar: An American Monster Musical                           

Book by Sam French & Kyle Wilson
Music & Lyrics by Kyle Wilson
Directed & Co-Choreographed by Benjamin Viertel
Co-Choreographeed by Alexis Floyd
Music Directed by David Carl
Musical Arrangements and Orchestrations by Joe Mendick and Eric Fotre Leach

When a Godzilla-esque monster invades the United States and Congress has their heads up their asses, it’s up to two gay scientists to save the country from a fate worse than Mothra.

 Kragtar contains adult language, situations and themes and may not be suitable for all ages.

About The ShowThe CastThe Creative TeamPeople Are TalkingThe Songs & MusicDirections & Performance Schedule

About The Show

An American prophecy foretells that a terrifying monster will emerge soon after the dawn of the 21st century to wreak havoc on the country. Once upon a time, Harry Fine and Harvey Finkler, scientists and lovers, had proven its legitimacy, but they were laughed out of Stanford and split apart, never to see each other again.An American prophecy foretells that a terrifying monster will emerge soon after the dawn of the 21st century to wreak havoc on the country. Once upon a time, Harry Fine and Harvey Finkler, scientists and lovers, had proven its legitimacy, but they were laughed out of Stanford and split apart, never to see each other again. 

Now, the prophecy has seemingly come true; a Godzilla-esque monster has awakened, leaving a trail of blood, tears, and destroyed Chick-Fil-A establishments in its wake. And with the government in the throes of a shutdown, the two gay scientists are forced to reunite from their separate lives - Fine as celebrity hot-shot “Sexiest Man in Science” and Finkler as a closeted Sunday school teacher living with his “beard” in the Midwest. 

But their adventure is fraught with perils, from a Congress too busy binge-watching and trying on flatulent shoes, to the jealous Beard with her family values and strong opinions about same-sex marriage and CNN. And unbeknownst to our heroes as they face the dreaded Kragtar in battle, there may be a far greater monster lurking in the shadows, ready to swallow America whole.

The Cast




Harry Fine




Harvey Finkler




Beatrice “Beard”








Ensemble/Speaker of the House










 * Denotes member of Actors Equity Association (AEA)




The Creative Team


Sam French


Sam French is a Brooklyn-based writer and director. Previous work has been seen at FringeNYC, the Brick, the Habitat Theater, Tiny Rhino, the National Theatre for Student Artists, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Third Space Theater, Atlantic Acting School, Cape Fear Regional Theatre, and Hartford Stage. He has assistant directed at Playwrights Horizons, Vineyard Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Williamstown, and Hartford.  Sam is a former member of the Williamstown Directing Corp and a former  Robert Moss Directing Fellow at Playwrights Horizons. Education: BFA in directing from Carnegie Mellon University. No relation to the play publisher beyond a mutual respect for top hats.


Kyle Wilson

Book, Music, Lyrics

Directing: The Beatles Present “The Lord of the Rings: The Musical (The Brick), Jimmy! A Musical Fable With Almost No Historical Basis (Irondale), NYC Fringe’s Freaks (winner of the Fringe Excellence Award for Ensemble), and the award-winning webseries [Blank] My Life. Writing: Beatles LoTR and Grindr: The Musical (upcoming European tour). His work has been presented at The Brick, Irondale Ensemble Theater, The Silent Barn, Tiny Rhino, the New York City Fringe Festival, the Old Grange Theater on Martha’s Vineyard, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Core member of Third Space. BFA in directing from Carnegie Mellon University.


Benjamin Viertel

Director & Co-Choreographer

Upcoming: GRINDR THE MUSICAL (European tour). Past: FIRE (Theater 54), THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT (New Ohio Theater), FIREFACE (The Brick), CLIPPED (Atlantic Stage II), SAD INDIE LOVE SONG (IRT), CRIMES OF THE HEART and AVENUE Q (Bristol Valley Theater); and award-winning webseries [BLANK] MY LIFE. Benjamin has worked with BAM, Roundabout Theater Company, Huntington Theater Company, The New Group, and The Civilians. Member of Kennedy Center Director’s Lab, MTC’s Directing Fellow, The Civilian’s R&D Group, and Resident Artist at The Brick and Abrons Arts Center. Co-founder and Artistic Director of Third Space. Education: Carnegie Mellon University.


Alexis Floyd


Alexis Floyd is so grateful to help share Kragtar with you! She most recently appeared as Millicent in MILLICENT SCOWLWORTHY directed by Sam French, and Mercutia in ROMEO AND JULIET at The Brick Theatre. She has also performed at the Ice Factory in WANDERLUST (Lucy), La MaMa in MITAD DEL MUNDO (Ensemble), and at 54 Below here in New York. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University's musical theatre program, and a former student of the Cleveland Institute of Music and Cleveland School of Ballet. Mom, Dad, Aric and Jud - love love and LOVE.


David Carl

Music Director

David Carl is a music director and composer. Favorite projects include "Vestments of the Gods" in the New York Fringe Festival and "The Word Police" with Emerging Artists Theatre. He's music directed at Stagedoor Manor, Interlakes Children's Theatre, and Soop Theatre Company.


Third Space

Original Producer

Third Space Bio (Original Producer)Founded in 2014, Third Space aims to investigate discomfort, inviting our audiences to celebrate our differences and question our assumptions. Past credits: The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (New Ohio Theatre), Fireface (The Brick); Workshops of: Grindr The Musical, Kragtar, Good Girl Gone Bad, and The Whale Play; Festival of New Works: Third Space @ Threes; Readings of five new plays; and produced over 30 episodes of [Blank] My Life. Third Space has received residencies at The New Ohio, The Brick, HERE Arts, Abrons Arts Center, Title:Point, NTSA, and TNNY. Upcoming: Grindr The Musical (Italian and UK tour).


People Are Talking 

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The Songs & Music

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Directions & Performance Schedule


The West End Theatre
at The Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew
263 West 86th Street, NYC

 at The Theatre One Hour Before Curtain Time on Performance Days



Kragtar: An American Monster Musical Performance Dates & Times

Friday, December 1, 2017 at 8:00pm

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 8:00pm

Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 7:00pm

Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:00pm

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 5:00pm

Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 4:00pm

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 8:00pm

Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 2:00pm

Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 1:00pm

Please carefully note your curtain time and arrive early
LATE SEATING MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE and soley at our discretion


The West End Theatre is located on the second floor of the Church of St. Paul & St. Anthony at 263 West 86th Street (between Broadway and West End Avenue).  
Take the 1 train to 86th Street.   Use the ramp on the north side of the street to enter the church.  
The theater is located on the second floor and you may use the stairs or take the elevator.


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