Joel Krantz (Book, Music, Lyrics)

Neil Selden (Lyrics)

Lola Lopez Guardone (Director)

Cultural Dramaturgs: Deepsikha Chatterjee, Rimli Roy

Cultural Advisors: Ankit Chhabra, Anmol Sekhri

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$49 + $2.50 Restoration Fee

Ocean in a Teacup Presented by the CreateTheater New Works Festival

Ocean in a Teacup is a spiritual quest musical based on a true story. World War Two may be over, but American Red Cross medic Ray Hauserman can’t bring himself to return home from India. The shame of having broken his pacifist vow “never to kill” draws him into the turbulent world of a charismatic Indian doctor, and spiritual teacher.  This inspiring man offers Ray a unique path to redemption. To follow that path, Ray will have to give up everything he knows, including the woman he loves.


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Vaccination Requirements:

Age 5+

All patrons 5 & older must be fully vaccinated 14 days prior to their performance date. Proof of vaccination must be accompanied by a valid photo ID (valid ID for ages 5-18 do not need to include a photo).  

Once a child turns 5, they will have up to 45 days from their date of birth to be fully vaccinated. During those 45 days, they will follow requirements for the “Ages 2-4” category.

The requirement for ages 5-11 to be fully vaccinated follows New York City mandate that went into effect in January 2022.

Ages 2-4

Required to present a negative COVID-19 test: PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance, or a rapid antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance. A negative test can be presented on paper or mobile device. We do not accept self-testing or at-home kits for negative tests.

Under 2 years old

There are no test requirements for children under the age of 2.

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Masks must be worn inside the building at all times.

Joel Krantz (book/music/lyrics): Ocean in a Teacup is Joel’s first musical.  As the leader and founder of “The JK Band” he has performed at over 2800 private parties and events in the NYC area.  Always a prolific songwriter pursuing a singer/songwriter career, he turned his musical aspirations toward theater and “Ocean in a Teacup”. This show is personal for him, since he got the story and the mission to tell it, directly from the source, Ray Hauserman, who became his mentor when he returned to the USA after spending 25 years in India.


Be sure to check out all of the New Works Festival productions