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59E59 Announces Fall 2018 Season


59E59 Announces Fall 2018 Season

59E59 Theaters announces the line-up of shows for the 2018 Fall Season. All performances take place at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Ticket prices and performance schedules vary. For tickets, call Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at

Tickets for the Fall 2018 season go on sale to 59E59 Members on Tuesday, August 21 at Noon and to the general public on Tuesday, August 28 at Noon.

The Fall 2018 Line Up:

October 5 - November 3
Kurt Vonnegut'S MOTHER NIGHT adapted and directed Brian Katz
With Andrea Gallo, Gabriel Grilli, Trish Lindstrom, Matthew Van Oss, Eric Rice, Dave Sikula, and Dared Wright
Produced by The Custom Made Theatre Company with Executive Producers William & Ruth Isenberg
Tickets: $25 - $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members)

MOTHER NIGHT is a meta-theatrical tale of duplicitous spies, bumbling white supremacists, and an anti-hero that served "evil too well and good too secretly, the crime of our times," writes author Vonnegut. It is also a love story, which fantasizes an idyllic "nation of two" as the only way to survive when the world has gone mad. In true Vonnegut fashion, Mother Night uses non-linear storytelling to piece together Campbell's history, and expertly fills in the jigsaw puzzle of a life that mirrors the great events of the last century, and ones we are living with today. A cast of seven assume multiple roles in this epic, existentialist story.

October 6 - November 4
GOODBODY written by Joseph Ernst, directed by Melissa Firlit
With Raife Baker, Brian Keane, Alex Morf, and Amanda Sykes
Produced by The Crook Theater Company
Tickets: $25 ($20 for 59E59 Members)

Marla awakes in a barn upstate to find herself standing over a freshly murdered corpse with the smoking gun in her hand. Can she trust Spencer, the beaten and bound man cowering in the corner to jog her memories of the events that brought them all here? What heinous acts could she be capable of? What ensues is an ultra-violent, profane fantasia of hilarious and shocking proportions.

November 8 - December 2
BERNIE AND MIKEY'S TRIP TO THE MOON written by Scott Aiello, directed Claire Karpen
With cast TBD
Produced by Strangemen Theatre Company
Tickets: $25 - $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members)

Bernie and Mikey are perched on the edge of adulthood -- a sister and brother trapped between the lives they crave and the circumstances they were born into. The children of a working class Italian family in 1990s Chicago, Mikey is torn between unrequited potential and loyalty to his sister, while Bernie, living with a cognitive disability, longs to find her voice but faces a world unwilling to listen.

The world premiere debut of playwright Scott Aiello, BERNIE AND MIKEY'S TRIP TO THE MOON is a heart-wrenching comedy about one family's coming of age, as they reckon with what they're willing to sacrifice to protect one another -- and what they won't.

November 13 - December 22 (Part of 59E59's Subscription Series)
THE HELLO GIRLS with music and lyrics by Peter Mills, book by Peter Mills and Cara Reichel, directed by Cara Reichel with choreography by Christine O'Grady
With cast TBA
Tickets: $25 - $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members)

>From New York to Paris, from ragtime to jazz, an ensemble of triple-threat actor-musicians chronicles the story of America's first women soldiers. These intrepid heroines served as bilingual telephone operators on the front lines, helping turn the tide of World War I. They then returned home to fight a decades-long battle for equality and recognition, paving the way for future generations. Celebrate the centennial of these groundbreaking women with an original musical created by Prospect Theater Company's critically-acclaimed founding artists.

November 15 - December 2
VIVIAN'S MUSIC, 1969 by Monica Bauer, directed by Glory Kadigan
With Russell Jordan and Kailah S. King
Presented by Good Works Productions
Tickets: $25 ($20 for 59E59 Members)

Inspired by real events, in 1969, in a segregated city in the American Midwest bursting with racial tension, a 14-year-old black girl, Vivian, was shot by a white cop, igniting one of the worst race riots in American history. No one knew anything about her: just her name, her age, and how she died.

This fantasia for two actors gives Vivian a life, a family, a love of music, and a reason to live; the jazz legend who's back in the neighborhood might be her real father. Can they find each other before the city explodes?

December 5 - December 30
THE NET WILL APPEAR by Erin Mallon, directed by Mark Cirnigliaro
With Richard Masur and one more actor TBA
Produced by Mile Square Theatre
Tickets: $25 - $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members)

Bernard just wants to sit on his roof to enjoy a drink and get some peace and quiet. When his 9-year-old new neighbor, Rory discovers him out there, peace and quiet are the last things on her mind. A funny story full of heart, in which two eccentric people form an unlikely friendship.

December 7 - December 23
BITTER GREENS written by Clea DeCrane, directed by Kevin Kittle
With Jessica Darrow, Clea DeCrane, Andy Do, and two more actors TBD
Produced by Station 26 Productions
Tickets: $25 ($20 for 59E59 Members)

Reyna thought she had life all figured out. As a straight-A student, health and fitness guru, and a prestigious internship at Green Communications (a monstrous Think Tank with eco-friendly goals) she was on top of the world. But life after graduation is a lot messier than expected and when she discovers she's rejected for a position within the company and that her boyfriend Andrew gets the job instead... her resentment drives her to make some bad - and dangerous - choices.

BITTER GREENS is an explosive exploration of early adult life at the intersection of jealousy, disappointment, and health supplements!

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