THE BAUER SISTERS Opens 7/14 at Midtown International Theater Festival

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The Producing Club, in association with the 2014 Midtown International Theatre Festival presents the World Premiere of The Bauer Sisters (www.TheBauerSisters.com), written by John Dirrigl and directed by Troy Diana, at the 2014 Midtown International Theater Festival from July 14th-Aug. 3rd at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre.

On a hot Saturday afternoon in July, 1986, a gathering of elderly German-American immigrant lady friends discover and reveal secrets and indiscretions of their past which enables them to move forward in their lives. Both hilarious and heartfelt, The Bauer Sisters takes a glance into the subtle moments that essentially define the characters, as well as the choices they make that could profoundly change their lives forever.

Tickets are $18.
Running Time: 90 minutes
Tickets can be purchased via phone at: 866-811-4111
Or online at: www.midtownfestival.org.

Performance Dates:
Wednesday, July 16th at 3:30pm
Saturday, July 19th at 4pm
Sunday, July 20th at 8:30pm
Wednesday, July 22nd at 3:30pm
Thursday, July 31st at 7:45pm
Saturday, August 2nd at 2:30pm
Sunday, August 3rd at 4:30pm

John Dirrigl (Playwright) Mr Dirrigl started writing in 2011. Most recently, he has had two short plays performed in the Short Play Lab Festival. Two Actors in Search of an Objective was presented in September, 2013 and The Courtship of Q and U was presented in November, 2013. The later play was also presented by Primary Stages/ESPN for it's Detention #13 series in July, 2012. He is a member of the New York Acting School Performance Ensemble and a student at ESPN/Primary Stages. The Bauer Sisters is his first full length play to be performed.

Troy Diana (Director) Most recently Mr. Diana wrote and directed Double Fault which was part of the 2013 FringeNYC Festival. Troy made his Off Broadway debut in 2010 as a playwright and director with Tales From The Tunnel which originally played the 2009 FringeNYC Festival (co-written and co directed with James Valletti). He has written and performed three solo shows including Stressed, Depressed, and Repressed, Take This Job and Storia which was part of the 2007 MITF and performed at South Hill Park, England. Mr. Diana was a member of the 2006 Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and was a SSDC Directing Observer under Chay Yew on The Long Wharf/The Public Theater productions of Julia Cho's Durango.

The show stars Jacqueline Kroschell, Deborah Unger, Catherine Ryan, Suzanne Smart, Charmaine Reedy and Michael Gnat.

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