Casts Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2014 With World Premieres from Neil LaBute and More

Casts Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2014 With World Premieres from Neil LaBute and More

Throughline Artists will present SUMMER SHORTS 2014, their eighth annual festival of new American short plays from established and emerging writers, at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street). Performances will begin Friday July 18th, and continue through Saturday August 30th only.

Featured will be six world premieres from some of the theater's finest established and emerging artists, including Roger Hedden (The Sky and the Limit, directed by Billy Hopkins), Albert Innaurato (Doubtless, directed by Jack Hofsiss), Eric Lane (Riverbed, directed by Matthew Rauch), Warren Leight (Sec. 310, Row D, Seats 5 and 6, directed by Fred Berner), Neil LaBute (The Mulberry Bush, directed by Maria Mileaf), and Daniel Reitz (Napoleon In Exile, directed by Paul Schnee).

Summer Shorts returns for another summer of new American one-acts featuring original plays by the country's top playwrights. Representing some of today's best writing, directing and acting talents, Summer Shorts celebrates theater, summer and the short form. The festival's two separate series offer a diverse range of voices, styles, and subject matter. Summer Shorts 2014 offers six world premiere one-act plays, presented as two separate evenings of three each. The two series will run in rotating repertory.

Throughline Artists is committed to preserving the traditions of the theater for the next generation by providing opportunities for established professionals to work with and pass on knowledge to emerging artists.

Now celebrating its 10th year, 59E59 Theaters is the Drama Desk Award-winning theater complex located on 59th Street between Park and Madison Avenues in Manhattan. Owned and operated by the Elysabeth Kleinhans Theatrical Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation, 59E59 Theaters brings new, innovative and invigorating work to New York audiences. 59E59 Theaters presents Off Broadway productions by not-for-profit companies from across the United States and around the world, including Brits Off Broadway, the annual festival of new British theater, East to Edinburgh, a preview of shows going to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and the new 5A Season in Theater A, which features five exciting NYC premieres from theaters across the United States.

Performances will be Tuesday through Thursday evening at 7:15 pm, Friday & Saturday evenings at 8:15pm, Saturday matinees at 2:15 pm and Sundays at 3:15 pm and 7:15 pm.

Tickets are $25 each (59E59 Members $17.50). Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office (Monday 12-6pm, Tuesday - Thursday 12-7:30pm, Friday & Saturday 12-8:30pm, Sunday 12-7:30pm); by phone at 212-279-4200; or online at Regular service fees apply to phone and online purchases.

Looking for A PAIR OF SHORTS? See both Series A & B for only $40 (plus applicable service fees). Good for performances through August 13th only. Hurry - tickets must be purchased by August 4th!

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The Sky and the Limit by Roger Hedden, directed by Billy Hopkins

with Alex Breaux, Allison Daugherty, and Shane Patrick Kearns

Much to the amusement of his best friend, a young man dives into one of America's mesa strewn deserts in search of the perfect site for a wedding.

Riverbed by Eric Lane, directed by Matthew Rauch

with Adam Green and Miriam Silverman

A lyrical drama about a married couple that experiences an intense loss and their struggle to find their way back to each other.

Sec. 310, Row D, Seats 5 and 6 by Warren Leight, directed by Fred Berner

with Geoffrey Cantor, Peter Jacobson and Cezar Williams

Three guys share two season tickets as they watch the Knicks, and their lives, pass before their eyes.


Doubtless by Albert Innaurato, directed by Jack Hofsiss

with David Beck, Brenda Currin, Andrew Glaszek, Tasha Guevara, and Dana Watkins

With such formidable opponents as hypocrisy, government, hysteria, neurosis, family, religion and pop culture - can we ever really know and accept who we are? Well, these two brave nuns are going to give it a go!

The Mulberry Bush by Neil Labute, directed by Maria Mileaf

with J.J. Kandel and Victor Slezak

Two men meet up on a bench in the park. One of them is meant to be there. The other is not. What follows is a domestic thriller played out in the harsh sunlight of a weekday afternoon.

Napoleon in Exile by Daniel Reitz, directed by Paul Schnee

with Will Dagger and Henny Russell

Corey is 25, living at home, can't hold a job, and is obsessed with Minecraft. His mother has other ideas for him.

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