Midtown International Theatre Festival to Present THE SHALLOT, 7/15-24

Midtown International Theatre Festival to Present THE SHALLOT, 7/15-24The 14th Annual Midtown InterNational Theatre Festival presents "The Shallot," a full-length comedic play based on a true story about working at The Onion, at the Workshop Theater Main Stage - 312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor at the following dates and times: Monday, July 15th at 8:00PM; Friday, July 19th at 10:00PM; Saturday, July 20th at 3:00PM; Saturday, July 20th at 9:15PM; and Wednesday, July 24th at 6:00PM.

The play is about an aspiring writer who works as the Office Manager at The Shallot, a satirical news organization. While being informed that unemployment is the impending reality, the Office Manager observes a changing company whose structure, like its product, is funny.

Written by New York City comedian Rachel Arbeit and directed by Ethan Cherkasky.

Reservations are made by visiting MidtownFestival.org. Tickets are $15 to $20 each.

The Midtown InterNational Theatre Festival's 2013 Season runs from July 15 - August 4, 2013 at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor; and the Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor.

John Chatterton created the MITF in 2000, a Midtown alternative to other theatre festivals, as a way to present the finest Off-Off Broadway talent in convenience, comfort, and safety. In 2003, the MITF moved its activities to their current location, the Theatre Building on W. 36th St., where it has been successfully ensconced since. In 2008 the Festival expanded from two theatres in that building to four, at the WorkShop Theater Company and Abingdon Theatre Company spaces. The MITF's artistic emphasis is on the script itself, and therefore the Festival focuses on effective but minimal production values.

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