The Outrageous Fortune Company

After 17 years and 50 plays at Queens Theatre in the Park, we have now parted company. We still have lots of plays we want to do, but all is on hold until we come up with a new venue.

We have been called one of the borough's most important cultural resources. Read on to learn more about our cutting-edge theatre company, perhaps the best kept secret in Queens.

Look at the list of all our plays to date, contemporary plays of significance for sophisticated audiences, written by major playwrights. These plays stimulate and entertain, touch the emotions and tickle the intellect, but after their first runs are seldom available in the metropolitan area. Our actors and our productions are professional, yet our ticket prices are easily affordable.

Find out why critics and audiences rave, and enjoy the pleasure and excitement of live theatre that will last long after the final curtain.

To get on our mailing list or just for more information, give us a call at (718) 428-2500 or e-mail us at or fax us at (718) 279-8393 or write to us at: 42-24 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, New York 11363.

We have lots of plans and are actively seeking a new venue, preferably in Northeast Queens. What we need is about 5,000 square feet, to purchase or lease, to house a 99-seat theatre, storage, rehearsal and office space. If we succeed, we’ll be looking to offer theatre of all kinds year-round. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us with any leads or suggestions.

Ronald B. Hellman
Ronald B. Hellman, Producer

The Outrageous Fortune Company, a Queens-based regional theatre company, was founded in 1993 by Ronald B. Hellman, a Douglaston attorney and long-time local theatre actor, and performs primarily at Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Dedicated to producing contemporary plays of significance, the company has presented 50 plays to date. Its 17th season concluded in May 2010 with The Blue Room, freely adapted from Arthur Schnitzler's La Ronde, by David Hare.