Pamela Adlon to Direct COLLECTED SHORTS By Theresa Rebeck

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Animus Theatre Company is pleased to announce that Pamela Adlon will make her stage directing debut with their 2015-2016 MainStage Production, Collected Shorts by Theresa Rebeck (The Bar Plays (Big Mistake; Drinking Problem; Speakeasy); Does This Woman Have a Name?; Funeral Play; Katie and Frank.).

Performances begin Friday, October 7 and run through Sunday, October 23 at the famed Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street, NY, NY 10036). The 2015- 2016 Animus season began with a 12-Hour Reading Festival featuring selected works by John Patrick Shanley at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre (featuring Ben Foster, Natasha Lyonne, Piper Perabo, and others). Cast and creative team will be announced soon.

Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 7pm, and Saturdays at 3pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $21.00 and can be purchased at

Pamela Adlon is an actor, voiceover artist, writer, producer and director who is best known for her roles as Marcy Runkle on Californication, Pamela on Louie, and Bobby Hill on King of the Hill. Her new series Better Things-which she co-created with Louis C.K.-premieres September 8th on FX. She wrote, stars, produces and directs the show. Ms. Adlon previously collaborated with Animus directing their reading of John Patrick Shanley's Women of Manhattan, at Circle in the Square in 2015.

Animus Theatre Company (Jonathan Judge-Russo, Artistic Director) was founded in 2011. Previous productions include the aforementioned Shanley Festival, Collected Shorts by Tennessee Williams (directed by Matthew Lillard at Theatre Row), the critically lauded Sin Cycle Readings by Leslye Headland (Circle in the Square Theatre, featuring Alexis Bledel), Dutch Heart of Man by Bob Glaudini, and Where's My Money? by John Patrick Shanley (both at the Cherry Lane Theatre). Their mission reads: "Animus is an actors company: we are story-tellers first, and foremost. We serve our writers and our community by highlighting the resilience of the human spirit within the most marginalized parts of society and ourselves... We strive to realize the full potential of infrequently produced plays by established writers and develop the new work of essential voices."

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