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Yarina Gurtner to Bring Moving Love Story EMMA'S BLISS to MITF

Yarina Gurtner to Bring Moving Love Story EMMA'S BLISS to MITF

When facing death... What becomes essential in life?

EMMA'S BLISS by Claudia Schreiber, with lyrics by Yarina Gurtner and live music by Brandon G. Reilly, is directed by Yarina Gurtner and Christian Scharrer, with musical direction by Yarina Gurtner and Lukas Thöni.

The production will star Yarina Gurtner as part of MITF: Summer 2017, running July 15 - Aug 6, 2017 at WorkShop Theater, 312 W.36th Street, NYC.

Performance Schedule: Wed 8/02, 7:15 pm; Fri 8/04, 6:00 pm; Sun 8/06, 1:00 pm. For tickets and more information, visit www.midtownfestival.org.

This unique love story comes is an American premiere at MITF.

Claudia Schreiber's musical tale focuses on Emma. A lonely woman living on a foreclosed farm. In this dark time came Max, a thief on the run, dying of pancreatic cancer.

The joining of these two darkened hearts brings-on a major decision that could be salvation for both ... even just for a little while.

After receiving tumultuous acclaim in her native country, Austrian entrepreneur, Yarina Gurtner, has chosen this engrossing drama to premiere here in New York City. "I am [one of] the Internationals in Midtown International Theatre Festival!" she said with a laugh.

The Midtown International Theatre Festival returns for another summer of quality stage works. New York's oldest continuing theater festival will present 100 plays in 23 days.

One of the leading reasons to visit New York in the summer is the theater - from Shakespeare in the Park to the best of Broadway. New York is also known for its amazing theater festivals. This year, the venerable Midtown International Theatre Festival takes its place as the oldest continuing summer arts festival in New York. To usher in this honor, producer John Chatterton presents nearly 100 new and fascinating live stage works - plays, musicals, variety acts, short plays, solo projects, and so much more. Visit www.midtownfestival.org for further information.

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