For the fifth successive and successful season, Throughline Artists presents Summer Shorts 5, the acclaimed series of new American one-act plays by some of the country's top playwriting talent.
Summer Shorts 5 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 5 celebrates theatre, summer and the short form, and offers eight world premiere one-act plays!
CARRIE & FRANCINE
Written by Ruby Rae Spiegel
Directed by Laura Barnett
With Tina Johnson, Louise Sullivan, Lydia Weintraub
A story about coming of age in America at a time when girls are made to believe they need to grow up fast.
TRIPLE TROUBLE WITH LOVE
Written and directed by Christopher Durang
With Nick Choski, Beth Hoyt, Aidan Sullivan
Two women and one man feeling stressed and trapped, wonder why their relationships never seem to work out. Struggling with neurosis, insecurity, being too picky, and too understanding, these characters try to find normal.
IN THIS, OUR TIME...
Written by Alexander Dinelaris
Directed by J.J. Kandel
With Erin Darke, Ted Koch, Maryann Towne, Ryan Tramont
Dealing with compromise, loneliness and the unmet expectations of the American dream, a middle class family struggles with the distance between the lives they imagined and the lives they live.
THE NEW TESTAMENT
Written by Neil LaBute
Directed by Dolores Rice
With Mando Alvarado, Jeff Binder, James Chen
A recently-cast actor meets with the producer and writer of a biblical epic, only to be asked to leave the project. Old Testament-style chaos ensues.
The proud producer of Summer Shorts at 59E59 Theaters. They are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Under the artistic leadership of J.J. Kandel, their mission is to preserve the art of storytelling by providing opportunities for established professionals to share their experiences and knowledge with emerging theater artists. They are committed to fostering and preserving live theater for the next generation.
Read more at: http://www.ThroughlineArtists.org
"A very smart and satisfying evening of theater!" - The New York Times
"Noted playwrights offer up short and sweet summer fare!" - Time Out NY