Rising Phoenix Rep to Continue CINO NIGHTS with MIDDLE VOICE CINO, 9/29

Rising Phoenix Repertory continues its acclaimed CINO NIGHTS series with MIDDLE VOICE CINO, with Four new short plays by Steve DiUbaldo, Catya McMullen, Alec Silberblatt, and Emily Zemba, directed by John Michael DiResta and Jenna Worsham. Fully produced on half a shoestring and performed, warts and all, one night only, Sunday, September 29th at 8:00 p.m.

Featuring Julissa Contreras, Emily Daly, Kristopher Dean, Alexander Lambie, Nick Lawson, Ren Santiago, Sanford Wilson, George West Carruth Seventh Street Small Stage, 43 East Seventh Street (6 to Astor Place, R/W to 8th Street, F to 2nd Ave)

Back by popular demand! Rising Phoenix Rep has added five more world-premiere plays through spring 2014 to be performed in the extremely intimate close quarters of the basement space of downtown restaurant Jimmy's No. 43

Admission is FREE; space is extremely limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling 212-946-5198. Waiting list starts at 7:30 PM on the day of the performance

First eight plays in the series collected in Cino Nights book, available now at www.risingphoenixrep.org.

Following the sold out performances and overflow crowds for its Cino Nights presentations (including new plays by Gary Sunshine, Mando Alvarado, Courtney Baron, Florencia Lozano, Kristen Palmer, Emily DeVoti, Lucy Thurber, Jessica Dickey, Adam Szymkowicz, Laura Eason, Daniel Reitz, Megan Mostyn-Brown, Dael Orlandersmith, Keith Reddin, Crystal Skillman, Charlotte Miller, Brooke Berman, Cusi Cram, Daniel Talbott, Diana Stahl, Micheline Auger, and Halley Feiffer), Rising Phoenix Rep continues the series on Sunday, September 28th with four new plays by playwrights from the MIDDLE VOICE theater company-Steve DiUbaldo, Catya McMullen, Alec Silberblatt, and Emily Zemba.

MIDDLE VOICE CINO is comprised of four new short plays by playwright members of the company:

Have You Been There? by Emily Zemba, directed by Jenna Worsham, and featuring Julissa Contreras and Sanford Wilson

A Friend by Alec Silberblatt, directed by John Michael DiResta, featuring Kristopher Dean and Alexander Lambie

Full Disclosure by Steve DiUbaldo, directed by John Michael DiResta, featuring Emily Daly, Nick Lawson, Alexander Lambie and Ren Santiago. Waiting list starts at 7:30 p.m. on the day of performance.For more information please visit www.RisingPhoenixRep.org

Ichabod Jordon Died in Contentment by Catya McMullen, original song by Scott Klopfenstein. Directed by Jenna Worsham and featuring George West Carruth, Nick Lawson, and Ren Santiago

Inspired by Joe Cino and his Caffe Cino-one of the original birthplaces of Off-Off-Broadway theatre and early home to such writers as Doric Wilson, Robert Patrick, John Guare, Sam Shepard, Lanford Wilson, and William M. Hoffman-Lucille Lortel and New York Innovative Theatre Awardwinning company Rising Phoenix Rep has commissioned over two dozen playwrights to write new, full-length plays for the Seventh Street Small Stage, the intimate back room space at Jimmy's No.43 in the East Village, where the company has mounted critically-acclaimed and award-winning productions of new plays for the past eight years.

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