SUMMER SHORTS 5 Sets Line-Up, Includes Premieres By Dinelaris, Durang


Throughline Artists (J.J. Kandel and John McCormack, Producing Directors) will present SUMMER SHORTS 5, their fifth annual festival of new American short plays from established and emerging writers, at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street). Performances will begin Thursday August 4th, and continue through Saturday September 3rd.

Featured will be eight World Premieres from some of New York's finest established and emerging playwrights, including In This, Our Time... byAlexander Dinelaris (Zanna Don't, Still Life), directed by J.J. Kandel; Triple Trouble With Love written & directed by Christopher Durang (Beyond Therapy, Sister Mary Ignatius..., The Marriage of Bette and Boo), Some Women In Their Thirties Simply Start To Fall by Tina Howe (Painting Churches, Coastal Disturbances, Pride's Crossing), directed by Billy Hopkins; The War on Terror by Neil LaBute (reasons to be pretty, Fat Pig), directed by Dolores Rice; The Green Book written & directed by Will Scheffer (HBO's "Big Love"); Clap Your Hands by Keith Reddin (Rum and Coke, Life During Wartime, Frame 312), directed by Billy Hopkins; Lessons For An Unaccustomed Bride by José Rivera (Oscar nominee for The Motorcycle Diaries, OBIE winner forReferences To Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot ), directed by Jen Wineman, and Carrie & Francine by 17-year-old Ruby Spiegel, directed by Laura Barnett.

George Xenos will provide scenic design, with costume design by Michael Bevins and lighting design by Greg MacPherson.

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 theatre, summer and the short form. The festival's two separate series offer a diverse range of voices, styles, and subject matter. Summer Shorts 5 offers eight world premiere one-act plays, in two separate evenings. The two series will run in rotating repertory. The New York Post declared "one-act shorts fit nicely in summer heat!"

Throughline Artists (J.J. Kandel and John McCormack, Producing Directors) 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.

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) is the Drama Desk Award-winning state-of-the-art 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 operating foundation, 59E59 Theaters has set an invigorating policy of bringing new, challenging and entertaining work to a new Off Broadway neighborhood.

Performances will be Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:15, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:15pm, with matinees Saturdays at 2:15 and Sundays at 3:15. Tickets are $18 each (59E59 Members $12.60). Tickets can be purchased from the Box Office (Monday 12Noon - 6pm, Tuesday - Sunday 12Noon - final curtain), by phone through Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at Service fees apply to phone and web purchases.

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