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MITF Announces Summer Lineup and Venue Information

With 60 shows in seven different venues (all within a block or so walking distance of each other) the Ninth Avenue Midtown International Theatre Festival is shaping up to be our most successful and enthusiastically received offering to date. Our Festival, with its many eclectic shows and musicals, is receiving rave reviews from the media and the audience, "rivaling the Fringe in terms of sheer weirdness" (New York Post) and is "giving a boost to Off-Off-Broadway" (New York Sun).

When it comes to the MITF, the Chelsea Clinton News said it best: "Why not spend the summer hopping from theater to theater instead of bar to bar?" (We've got that one covered too; you can enjoy a reasonably priced selection of beers, soft drinks and snacks at several of our venues before and after the show.)

If you haven't done so already, and even if you have, you're invited to check out the Midtown International Theatre Festival and see shows that make you laugh, think, cry and, most importantly, make you want to come back time and again – but do it fast, as there's not much time before the curtain comes down on August 10! Members of the Press are invited to ALL performances.

"I am very happy with both our product and the audience response," noted MITF founder and executive producer John Chatterton. "Our submission vetting process, which included extensive hands-on input from the various Festival artistic directors, yielded some excellent entries this year, many of which have viability beyond our Festival and  will move on to other venues."

Some of our Festival's most outstanding offerings include:


o       Bubby's Shadow - a ghostly grandmother goes to extraordinary lengths to reunite her

      fractured family


o       Cleopatra: A Life Unparalled - a rock-operatic, hip-hop flavored, Latin and reggae

       influenced musical about one of the most powerful, sensual and cunning women of all time


o       Couldn't Say - a marriage comes apart on a lonely strip of highway


o       Exit Cuckoo - Lisa Ramirez's one-woman show about motherhood, nannies and children


o       Flies in the Snuffbox -  three hilarious one-act comedies by Anton Chekhov


o       Hillary and Monica - a comedy that asks the question: what would happen if these

      two women happened to meet BEFORE a certain infamous incident?


o       Intimate Exchanges -  a series of comedies by Alan Ayckbourn, with a cast imported

      directly from London for the Festival


o       OPA! – a joyous musical about the celebration of love and life on a tiny Grecian island


o       Love, Incorporated - a musical about a successful career woman who develops a sound business plan to land the man of her dreams


o       Penang – a deeply felt drama about two soldiers on leave in wartime, and how they

      begin to rediscover their lost humanity


o       Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants -  a hilariously fractured fairytale comedy in

      naked (and epic) Shakespearean style


o       Sympathetic Division –  a taut exploration of falling apart and finding your way home


o       Writer's Block – several hilariously awful plays within one very comedic play about

      a writer who is on the brink of becoming a one-hit wonder

(Exit Cuckoo, OPA! and Love, Incorporated are all part of the newly formed MITF Commercial Division, featuring shows with an eye specifically on future production beyond their Festival runs.)

Running now through August 10th, the Ninth Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival is being performed at these 7 theatres in 3 locations:


o       June Havoc Theater & Dorothy Strelsin Theater, The MainStage Theater and the

      TBG Theater, all located at 312 West 36th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues) on

      the 1st, 4th and 3rd floors, respectively


o       Where Eagles Dare Theatre and Where Eagles Dare Studio Theatre, located at 347

      West 36th Street on the ground and 13th floors


o       Stage Left Studio, located at 438 West 37th Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues), Suite 5A.


Tickets to all MITF shows are $18.00, $15.00 for students and seniors.

Reservations: 212-279-4200 or
For complete up-to-date information, go to the MITF website at

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