World Premiere of LOVE. GUTS. HIGH SCHOOL. Plays MITF, Now thru 8/2

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Grab your Magic 8 Ball and see if signs "point to yes" in the World Premiere of Love. Guts. High School, a co-production of the Midtown InterNational Theatre Festival, tonight, July 17th – August 2nd @ Dorothy Strelsin Theatre. The show is written and performed by Jeanette Bonner and developed with Peter Michael Marino.

Super-highschooler Jeanette achieves everything she sets her mind to...except for love. Traveling from 8th grade awkwardness to 90210-style sexuality, her biggest crush quickly goes from "like-like" to obsession. See what happens when Jeanette stops listening to her Magic 8 Ball and starts listening to her heart in the solo show Love. Guts. High School.

Show Dates:

Tuesday, July 17th @ 7:30pm
Wednesday, July 25th @ 7:30pm
Friday, July 27th @ 7:30pm
Thursday, August 2nd @ 9:15pm

All performances take place at Dorothy Strelsin Theatre in the Abingdon Arts Complex, located at 312 West 36th Street, 1st Floor. (Btw 8th & 9th Avenues). Tickets are $15 to $18 and can be purchased here or by calling 866-811-4111.

More information can be found at www.lovegutshighschool.com or www.midtownfestival.org.

Jeanette Bonner (Actor/playwright) Recent New York credits include original one-acts with Magic Futurebox Productions, Ars Nova and Primary Stages, and A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Past) at the DeBaun Performing Arts Center. She has toured nationally in Sesame Street Live, The Bully (Vital Theatre Company), and Spell in the Well and Other Tales (Shoestring Players). She is a company member of National Comedy Theater and performs in their weekly improv comedy show. Jeanette received a BA in Theater and Dance from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, and is currently writing a full-length farce about all the things that could go wrong on stage, and do. For more, go to www.jeanettebonner.com.

Peter Michael Marino (Development) Librettist of the musical Desperately Seeking Susan, featuring the songs of Blondie (London's West End, Tokyo). Writer/Performer Desperately Seeking The Exit (The PIT, Edinburgh Festival Fringe). Peter is the recipient of the 2010 and 2011 Backstage Reader's Choice Award for Favorite Comedy Teacher for his acclaimed "Flying Solo" classes. He also received the Back Stage Bistro Award for his cabaret spoof, Lance Jonathan: More About Me! Directing credits include Delilah Dix: America's Showgirl (Ars Nova), Delilah Dix: Showin' My Business (Laurie Beechman), and Delilah Dix & Her Bag of Tricks (Edinburgh Fringe), Mark Giordano's Mad Man (The PIT), Sheila Head's Head Games (IO West, Ars Nova), and Alicia Levy's Chickapalooza (The PIT, Ars Nova). For more about Peter, visit www.petermmarino.com.

The Midtown InterNational Theatre Festival's 2012 Season runs from July 16 – August 5, 2012. John Chatterton created the MITF in 2000, a midtown alternative to other theatre festivals, as a way to present the finest Off-Off Broadway talent in convenience, comfort, and safety. In 2003, the MITF moved its activities to their current location, the Theatre Building on W. 36th St., where it has been successfully ensconced since. The MITF's artistic emphasis is on the script itself, and therefore the Festival focuses on minimal production values.

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