Photo Flash: First Look at Throughline Artists' SUMMER SHORTS 2014 - Plays by Hedden, Lane and Leight

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Throughline Artists will present SUMMER SHORTS 2014, their eighth annual festival of new American short plays from established and emerging writers, at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street). Performances kick off tonight, July 18th, and continue through Saturday August 30th only. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Series A below!

Featured will be six world premieres from some of the theater's finest established and emerging artists, including Roger Hedden (The Sky and the Limit, directed by Billy Hopkins), Albert Innaurato (Doubtless, directed by Jack Hofsiss), Eric Lane (Riverbed, directed by Matthew Rauch), Warren Leight (Sec. 310, Row D, Seats 5 and 6, directed by Fred Berner), Neil LaBute (The Mulberry Bush, directed by Maria Mileaf), and Daniel Reitz (Napoleon In Exile, directed by Paul Schnee).

Summer Shorts returns for another summer of new American one-acts featuring original plays by the country's top playwrights. Representing some of today's best writing, directing and acting talents, Summer Shorts celebrates theater, summer and the short form. The festival's two separate series offer a diverse range of voices, styles, and subject matter. Summer Shorts 2014 offers six world premiere one-act plays, presented as two separate evenings of three each. The two series will run in rotating repertory.

Throughline Artists is committed to preserving the traditions of the theater for the next generation by providing opportunities for established professionals to work with and pass on knowledge to emerging artists.

Performances will be Tuesday through Thursday evening at 7:15 pm, Friday & Saturday evenings at 8:15pm, Saturday matinees at 2:15 pm and Sundays at 3:15 pm and 7:15 pm. Tickets are $25 each (59E59 Members $17.50). Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office (Monday 12-6pm, Tuesday - Thursday 12-7:30pm, Friday & Saturday 12-8:30pm, Sunday 12-7:30pm); by phone at 212-279-4200; or online at www.59e59.org. Regular service fees apply to phone and online purchases. For more information, visit www.summershortsfestival.com or www.throughlineartists.org.

SERIES A

The Sky and the Limit by Roger Hedden, directed by Billy Hopkins

with Alex Breaux, Allison Daugherty, and Shane Patrick Kearns

Much to the amusement of his best friend, a young man dives into one of America's mesa strewn deserts in search of the perfect site for a wedding.

Riverbed by Eric Lane, directed by Matthew Rauch

with Adam Green and Miriam Silverman

A lyrical drama about a married couple that experiences an intense loss and their struggle to find their way back to each other.

Sec. 310, Row D, Seats 5 and 6 by Warren Leight, directed by Fred Berner

with Geoffrey Cantor, Peter Jacobson and Cezar Williams

Three guys share two season tickets as they watch the Knicks, and their lives, pass before their eyes.

Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg

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Photo Flash: First Look at Throughline Artists' SUMMER SHORTS 2014 - Plays by Hedden, Lane and Leight
A scene from The Sky and the Limit by Roger Hedden, directed by Billy Hopkins with Alex Breaux and Shane Patrick Kearns

Photo Flash: First Look at Throughline Artists' SUMMER SHORTS 2014 - Plays by Hedden, Lane and Leight
A scene from The Sky and the Limit by Roger Hedden, directed by Billy Hopkins with Alex Breaux and Shane Patrick Kearns

Photo Flash: First Look at Throughline Artists' SUMMER SHORTS 2014 - Plays by Hedden, Lane and Leight
A scene from Sec. 310, Row D, Seats 5 and 6 by Warren Leight, directed by Fred Berner with Peter Jacobson and Geoffrey Cantor

Photo Flash: First Look at Throughline Artists' SUMMER SHORTS 2014 - Plays by Hedden, Lane and Leight
A scene from Sec. 310, Row D, Seats 5 and 6 by Warren Leight, directed by Fred Berner with Cezar Williams and Peter Jacobson

Photo Flash: First Look at Throughline Artists' SUMMER SHORTS 2014 - Plays by Hedden, Lane and Leight
A scene from Sec. 310, Row D, Seats 5 and 6 by Warren Leight, directed by Fred Berner with Cezar Williams and Geoffrey Cantor

Photo Flash: First Look at Throughline Artists' SUMMER SHORTS 2014 - Plays by Hedden, Lane and Leight
A scene from Sec. 310, Row D, Seats 5 and 6 by Warren Leight, directed by Fred Berner with Peter Jacobson and Geoffrey Cantor

Photo Flash: First Look at Throughline Artists' SUMMER SHORTS 2014 - Plays by Hedden, Lane and Leight
A scene from Riverbed by Eric Lane, directed by Matthew Rauch with Adam Green and Miriam Silverman

Photo Flash: First Look at Throughline Artists' SUMMER SHORTS 2014 - Plays by Hedden, Lane and Leight
A scene from Riverbed by Eric Lane, directed by Matthew Rauch with Adam Green and Miriam Silverman

Photo Flash: First Look at Throughline Artists' SUMMER SHORTS 2014 - Plays by Hedden, Lane and Leight
A scene from Riverbed by Eric Lane, directed by Matthew Rauch with Adam Green and Miriam Silverman

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