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Emerging Artists Theatre Announces Lineup for Fall 2008 EATfest

EMERGING ARTISTS THEATRE and Paul Adams, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR present the 2008 Fall EATfest, for a two-week limited engagement at Roy Arias Theatre Center, Off-Broadway Theatre (300 West 43rd St, 5th floor, NYC). Performances begin Tuesday, November 4, 2008, and run through Sunday, November 16, 2008.

Series A

Tuesdays and Wednesday at 7 pm, Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 4:30 pm

The Sky is Falling
by Patrick Gabridge
directed by Amy Leland Hemphill
with Amy Bizjak*, Debra Lass*, Erin Tito*, Susan Wallack*

An endearing comedy about family searching for meaning in the universe.

Stripping Eden
by Wayne Paul Mattingly
directed Danielle Quisenberry
with Eilis Cahill* and Chris Henry

A poignant portrait of a boy and girl left alone.

Next
by Staci Swedeen
directed by Janelle Lannan
with Andrea Alton*, Joseph Callari*, Jerry Alan Cole*, and Alexandra Zabriskie

A hilarious wait on the shipping line, with packing tape, chewing gum and a statue of questionable origin.

Jack Goes Up, Jack Goes Down
by Ted LoRusso
directed by TRoy Miller
with Jen Morris* and Scott Raker*

An incisive look at corporate culture and the battle of the sexes.

Sharing the Pie
by Kathleen Warnock
directed by Peter Bloch
with Sara Hatfield and Russell Jordan

A bittersweet, contemporary tale of family, friends and unrequited love.

Hi Speed Disconnect
by Chris Widney
directed by Aimee Howard
with Sarah Miriam Aziz* and Dan Barnhill

A laugh out loud tale of cell phones, blind dates and foreign languages.


Series B
Thursday and Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 4:30 pm, Sunday at 7:30 pm

Furious
by Eric Appleton
directed by Marc Castle
with Bill Farley* and Jamie Heinlein*

A touching and comic tale of a daughter's desire for her father's affection.

Hot Line
by Lia Romeo
directed by Ned Thorne
with Bryan Kaplan, Irene Longshore, and Matt Stapleton

You never quite know who you might get on the other end of the phone.

Tranquil
by Andrew Rosendorf
directed by Dan Dinero
with Enid Cortés and Jason Hare*

A brother and sister delve into an intimate discussion about her attraction to a bedpost.

We Appear to Have Company
by Greg Freier
directed by John Hurley
with Ed Schultz*, Blanche Cholet*, Kevin Brofsky

A British approach to a silent intruder has international repercussions.

Negotiating A Mindfield
by John A. Donnelly
directed by Rasa Allan Kazlas
with Jane Altman*, Shannon Marie Kerr and Jacqueline Sydney*

A challenging exploration of mind, memory and poetry.

Weimar Hole
by Sara Jeanne Asselin
directed by Jonathan Warman
with Deb Armelino*, Moe Bertran*, J. Stephen Brantley, Vinnie Costa*, Maya Rosewood, Matthew Shawlin

Two American Performance Artists find an enthusiastic crowd awaits them in a foreign country.


Series C
Saturday and Sundays at 1 pm, Monday, November 10th at 7 pm

Old Flame
by Richard Ploetz
directed by Ian Streicher
with Ron Bopst*, Jerry Matz*, Vivian Meisner*, Jess Philips

In this moving drama, a lifetime of regrets leads a man to seek the love of his youth.

EATfest plays the following regular schedule through Sunday, November 16, 2008:

Tuesdays at 7 pm - Series A
Wednesdays at 7 pm - Series A
Thursdays at 7 pm - Series B
Fridays at 7 pm - Series B
Saturdays at 1pm - Series C
Saturdays at 4:30 pm - Series B
Saturdays at 7:30 pm - Series A
Sundays at 1 pm - Series C
Sundays at 4:30 pm - Series A
Sundays at 7:30 pm - Series B

There is a performance of Series C, Monday, November 10th at 7pm.

Tickets are $18.00 and $10.00 with student ID/senior. For reservations, please visit www.eatheatre.org, or call 866-811-4111. Tickets may also be purchased in person half-hour prior to the performance at Roy Arias Theatre Center (300 West 43rd St, 5th floor). TDF accepted.


BIOGRAPHY

EMERGING ARTISTS THEATRE'S mission is to provide a dynamic home for emerging writers and artists, providing the unique opportunity for playwrights to collaborate with directors, actors, and designers throughout the development process--from idea through fully realized production. EAT's supportive environment continues to nurture a close-knit group of artists working toward the common goal of creating dynamic theatre, and its commitment to the development of new works is integral to the cultural enrichment of New York City.

The 2006-2007 season garnered EAT their first Drama Desk Awards nomination for Capathia Jenkins in (mis)UNDERSTANDING MAMMY: The Hattie McDaniel Story. In EAT's last season, the company produced more than 20 premiere works, three Off-Broadway shows, and worked with more than 400 emerging NYC-based theatre artists.


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