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The Flea's Sold-Out, Late-Night Hit #serials@theflea Announces 2014 Dates

The Flea's long-running, sold-out late night hit #serials@theflea returns for Cycles 21 through 25 running monthly July 24th, 2014 - December 20th, 2014.

5 go in. 3 come out.
50 Bats. $12 Tix. 5 Plays. 3 Survivors.
1 FREE Beer.

#serials@theflea is a raucous late night play competition featuring The Bats and some of NYC's hottest young playwrights and directors. This event, which runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11pm*, includes 1 FREE beer with the purchase of a ticket. All tickets are only $12.

In #serials@theflea, five teams of Bats perform original ten-minute episodic plays. The audience votes for its three favorite plays, which return the next week with a new installment. The teams with the two least popular stories must likewise come back the following week, but with entirely different serialized plays.

Created by Bats Dominic Spillane and Stephen Stout, in collaboration with Jim Simpson. Produced by Alex Grubbs and Stephen Stout.

Previous #serial playwrights have included: Robert Askins, Alex Borinsky, Patrick Barrett, Chad Beckim, Nikole Beckwith, Rachel Bonds, Sarah Burgess, Jonathan Caren, Joshua Conkel, Stacy Davidowitz, Dylan Dawson, Chris Dimond, Tim Drucker & Randy Blair, Eric Dufault, Brett Epstein, Edith Freni, Jonathan Goldberg, Tasha Gordon-Solomon, Sevan K. Greene, Dipika Guha, Angela Hanks, Jessica Hinds, Nick Jones, Lucas Kavner, Krista Knight, Nathan Leigh, Sam Marks, Tony Meneses, Eric John Meyer, Charlotte Miller, Seth Moore, Willie Orbison, Frank Paiva, christopher oscar peña, Donaldo Prescod, Vickie Ramirez, Jeff Ronan, Sharyn Rothstein, Daniella Shoshan, Crystal Skillman, Zach Smilovitz, Alena Smith, Tommy Smith, Dominic Spillane, Susan Soon He Stanton, Christopher Sullivan, Adam Szymkowicz, Joe Tracz, Emily Chadwick Weiss, Leah Nanako Winkler and many more.

The Flea Theater, under Artistic Director Jim Simpson and Producing Director Carol Ostrow, is one of New York's leading off-off-Broadway companies. Winner of a Special Drama Desk Award for outstanding achievement, Obie Awards and an Otto for political theater, The Flea has presented over 100 plays and numerous dance and live music performances since its inception in 1996. Past productions include the premieres by Steven Banks, Thomas Bradshaw, Bathsheba Doran, Will Eno, Karen Finley, Amy Freed, Sean Graney, A.R. Gurney, Hamish Linklater, Enrique Gutiérrez Ortiz Monasterio, Itamar Moses, Anne Nelson, Qui Nguyen, Adam Rapp, Jonathan Reynolds,Roger Rosenblatt, Elizabeth Swados, and Mac Wellman. Recent successes include Drama Desk nominated She Kills Monsters, These Seven Sicknesses, Restoration Comedy, and The Mysteries along with eight world premieres by A.R. Gurney including the WSJ Best New Play of 2013, Family Furniture.

#serials@theflea runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 11pm.* Cycle 21 runs July 24th through August 9th, 2014; Cycle 22 runs September 9th through September 13th, 2014; Cycle 23 runs October 9th through October 25th, 2014; Cycle 24 runs November 13th through November 22nd, 2014; Cycle 25 runs December 4th through December 20th, 2014. The Flea is located at 41 White Street between Church and Broadway, three blocks south of Canal, close to the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/M/Z and 1 subway lines. Tickets are $12 (including a free beer) and are available, or by calling 212-352-3101.

*Performances during Cycle 21 (July 24th through August 9th, 2014) take place at 11:30pm.

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