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LIE, CHEAT, STEAL starting Sept. 29

Majestic Theatreworks presents LIE, CHEAT, STEAL: Three Short Plays by Dan Aibel, directed by David Dalton

Featuring the New York premiere of a drama staged earlier this summer by the Denver-based Bug Theatre; a comedic one-act that had its debut at The Red Room in 2001; and a brand new satire, LIE, CHEAT, STEAL begins performances on September 29.

A drama about brotherhood, deception and juggling, THE THIRD RULE, was presented at The Bug Theatre?s fifth annual New Play Festival in July. Misdirection is attempted?and discovered?as brothers Blake (a cop) and Matty (a struggling magician) rehash past events on the eve of Blake?s first undercover assignment.

GOING OUT, a comedy first seen at The Red Room in the fall of 2001, sets its sights on the relationship between a pair of post-college men. Out for a night on the town, the conversation inevitably turns to the one nagging issue that comes between them.

As two salesmen make their pitch in THE MONEY, a satire, the skeptical businessman on the receiving end soon realizes that the investment scheme being offered has more than a few novel quirks.

The production reunites four collaborators (Dan Aibel, Jeremy Beck, James Pinkowski and Christopher Yeatts) from TWO SCREWS LOOSE, a 2001 XYZ Theatre Co. production, and features the direction of David Dalton, fresh from a Portland, Maine staging of QUINNOPOLIS vs. HAMLET (www.quinnopolis.org).

The cast includes Jeremy Beck* (R & J: West End), Robert Franklin Neill* (London Assurance: Broadway) and Christopher Yeatts (Patty Red Pants: Show Business Weekly?s ?Best off-off Broadway Play of 2003.?)

Dan Aibel (Playwright): Dan?s plays have been performed at the Source Theater in Washington D.C. and a number of venues around New York (The Red Room, Manhattan Theatresource, Producers Club.)  His work has been developed at the New Group, Syracuse Stage and The Flea Theater, and he has been a finalist for the Princess Grace Award and the Heideman Award. Dan?s play THE THIRD RULE was staged in July at the Denver-based Bug Theatre?s fifth annual New Play Festival. A short film based on his one-act THE BOX, with a script he adapted for the screen, was filmed in Los Angeles earlier this summer.

David Dalton (Director): David is currently a guest artist on the faculty of Brandeis University, where he is directing the premier of Sarah Moon?s LOSING THE GAME. Other recent directing credits include Quinnopolis vs. Hamlet (recently seen at the Tent Revival in Portland, Maine) and AUNT DAN AND LEMON (Columbia University). David is curently a member of the Puppetlab at St. Ann?s Warehouse in Brooklyn. He received his MFA in directing from Columbia University.

Cast: Jeremy Beck*, Robert Franklin Neill*, James Pinkowski, Eliza M. Skinner, Vince Terlep & Christopher Yeatts

Majestic Theatreworks. (Producer): Previous productions include CONVOLUTED SITUATIONS at The Red Room in 2001.

LIE, CHEAT, STEAL runs from September 29 - October 3. Curtain times:

Wed - Fri at 8pm
Sat at 3pm and 8pm
Sun at 3pm

Performances to be held at the Sargent Theatre at the American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54th Street, 4th Floor.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchsed online at threeshortplays.blogspot.com or reserved by phone at 516-993-1560.

*member of Actors? Equity Association

http://threeshortplays.blogspot.com

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