THAT OLD SOFT SHOE Plays At The Too Soon Festival 6/6-27

Playwright Matthew Freeman, director Kyle Ancowitz, and Blue Coyote Theater Group return to The Brick with THAT OLD SOFT SHOE, a redacted comedy. Their previous appearances include the much-ballyhooed productions of Glee Club and An Interview with the Author. In THAT OLD SOFT SHOE, a Senator from the Pacific Northwest arrives to inspect the goings-on in an undisclosed location, throwing the staff into turmoil. Will they all wind up working at a phone bank in Dallas? After all, it's a new administration.

THAT OLD SOFT SHOE, written by Matthew Freeman. Directed by Kyle Ancowitz. Featuring: Steven Burns ("Steve" from Nickelodeon's Blues Clues), David Delgrosso*, Laura Desmond*, Maya Ferrera, Carter Jackson*, and Joseph Yeargain. Produced by Blue Coyote Theater Group and The Brick Theater, Inc.

THAT OLD SOFT SHOE will play as part of The Too Soon Festival, June 4-27 at The Brick (575 Metropolitan Avenue between Union and Lorimer). Performances: Sunday, June 6, at 2:30pm, Tuesday, June 8 at 8:45pm, Wednesday, June 23 at 8:45pm, Saturday, June 26, at 7pm and Sunday, June 27 at 4pm. Tickets ($18) may be purchased online at or by calling 1-866-811-4111.

KYLE ANCOWITZ (Director) is a founding member of Blue Coyote Theater Group. Directing credits with Blue Coyote include premieres of Matthew Freeman's THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, THE GREAT ESCAPE, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR (Brick Theater's Pretentious Festival Award Winner), WHAT TO DO TO A GIRL THE WHITE SWALLOW, WHEN IS A CLOCK and GLEE CLUB; Kristen Palmer's DEPARTURES and SOMETHING DECENT, BRILLIANT TRACES; WANDA'S VISIT; THE AUTHOR'S VOICE; NEBRASKA; PSYCHOPATHIA SEXUALIS; KINGFISH; DIMLY PERCEIVED THREATS TO THE SYSTEM; A PHONE CALL FROM WASHINGTON STATE, LATE AT NIGHT; and SATURDAY WITH MARTIN. Former directing resident at Playwrights Horizons. Technical Director for Access Theater. Graduate of Dartmouth College.

Matthew Freeman (Playwright) is a Brooklyn-based playwright and Emerson College graduate. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, WHEN IS A CLOCK and GLEE CLUB. His work has been published by Playscripts, Inc., Smith & Kraus, NYTE and Samuel French. Freeman maintains the blog "On Theatre and Politics" at He is a semi-regular host of the nytheatrecast's "Playwrights in Conversation" series of podcasts.

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