59E59 Theaters Announces 2013 Winter Season

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59E59 Theaters Announces 2013 Winter Season

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) has announced the roster of shows for the Winter Season. All performances take place at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Ticket prices and performance schedules vary. For tickets, call Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.

Tuesday, January 8 – Sunday, January 20
CITY LOVE SONG: HOME, written and performed by Jack Finnegan; directed by Tralen Doler
Produced by four fins ink
Tickets: $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members)
Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday and Saturday at 8:30 PM; Sunday at 3:30 PM
Jack Finnegan has twice crisscrossed America and once circled the globe, studying the manner and method of human life by immersing himself in cities across six continents, and performing stories as he has traveled. CITY LOVE SONG: HOME is his summation, and exaltation to the good in the world.

Thursday, January 10 – Sunday, February 10
WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY, based on Una Giornata Particolare by Ettore Scola, Ruggero Maccari, and Gigliola Fantoni; translation by Danya Taymor, Ana Graham, and Antonio Vega; original staging concept by Laura Almela and Daniel Giménez Cacho
With Ana Graham and Antonio Vega
Produced by The Play Company and Por Piedad Teatro
Tickets: $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members)
Tuesday – Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; Sunday at 3:15 PM
Inspired by Ettore Scola’s Oscar-nominated story from stage and screen, two actors explore the life-changing encounter between an overworked housewife and a mysterious bachelor on May 8, 1938 – the day Rome celebrates Hitler’s visit to Mussolini’s Italy.

Friday, January 25 – Sunday, February 17
THE MAN UNDER, written by Paul Bomba; directed by Benjamin Kamine
Produced by Athena Theatre
Tickets: $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members)
Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday and Saturday at 8:30 PM; Sunday at 3:30 PM
Struggling to honestly express their feelings has kept Jeff, Martin and Jennifer resigned to unhappiness. But after Jeff tracks down Lisa, a fiery and unpredictable sexpot he met briefly on a subway platform, the three friends finally learn to speak up about how they really feel.

Thursday, February 21 – Sunday, March 10
YEARS OF SKY, written by Barbara Blatner, directed by Christopher Scott
Produced by Scripts Up!
Tickets: $18 ($12.60 for 59E59 Members)
Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday and Saturday at 8:30 PM; Sunday at 3:30 PM
YEARS OF SKY chronicles the doomed but enduring love of a biracial couple whose fate is bound to the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy and thirty years of American politics.

Thursday, March 14 – Sunday, March 31
BEARS, written by Mark Rigney, directed by Kristin McCarthy Parker
Produced by Sans A Productions
Tickets: $18 ($12.60 for 59E59 Members)
Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday and Saturday at 8:30 PM; Sunday at 3:30 PM
As the zoo shuts down around them, Growl Bear, Timmy Bear, and Susie Wild Bear escape to the wilderness where they each must define for themselves what it truly means to be a Bear.

Saturday, March 16 – Sunday, March 24
THE REFORMED DRUNKARD, Opera by Christoph Willibald Gluck, directed by Philip Shneidman
Produced by the little OPERA theatre of ny
Tickets: $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members)
Tuesday – Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday - Saturday at 8:15 PM; Sunday at 3:15 PM
In this 18th Century comic opera, a drunkard arranges the marriage of his niece, but she loves another. An illusory trip to the underworld is hatched to upend the wedding plan.

Tuesday, March 26 – Sunday, June 30
Brits Off Broadway
Brits Off Broadway, the only festival in NYC celebrating new British theater, celebrates its 9th smash season! This year, 59E59 Theaters and Brits Off Broadway partners with Creative Scotland to launch New York City’s Scotland Week celebrations with the NY premiers of new plays from Scotland. The festival will also include NY and US premieres of new work from all over the UK. Watch for the full Brits Off Broadway line up in the coming months.

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