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Summer Shorts 5: Series B

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Produced by:
Throughline Artists
Dates:
August 04 - September 03, 2011
Run Time:
0 Hour, 0 Minute
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Showing in Theater

Show Info

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! 

SERIES B

LESSONS FOR AN UNACCUSTOMED BRIDE
Written by Jose Rivera
Directed by Jen Wineman
With Shirley A. Rumierk, Socorro Santiago

José Rivera paints an aching portrait of small town life in 1953 Puerto Rico. Two women—a virgin and a witch—their belief systems clashing, are brought together by their unexpected bond.

CLAP YOUR HANDS
Written by Keith Reddin
Directed by Billy Hopkins
With Meg Gibson, J.J. Kandel, Megan Ketch, Victor Slezak

On New Years Eve, two married couples celebrate with champagne, dancing, and a comic look at the ties that unbind.

SOME WOMEN IN THEIR THIRTIES SIMPLY START TO FALL
Written by Tina Howe
Directed by Billy Hopkins
With Crystal Finn, Arthur French, Kate Geller, Kathryn Grody, Ryan Shams

Charlotte’s been having fainting spells. And if that’s not bad enough, her head tends to fall off as well. A cautionary tale about heartbreak and loss on the streets of Manhattan.

THE GREEN BOOK
Written and Directed by Will Scheffer
With CHRISTIAN CAMPBELL, NEAL HUFF, JODIE MARKELL, REBECCA SCHULL

Mommy's got Aphasia, Papi's locked himself in the bedroom, Sister Franny won't say why. And so Ben must return to Queens with his Marine Biologist husband Sam, to decipher THE GREEN BOOK and confront the destructive power of familial love.

Photo Caption: Victor Slezak, Meg Gibson, J.J. Kandel, and Megan Ketch in CLAP YOUR HANDS.
Photo: Rahav Segev
Photo Caption: Rebecca Schull and Christian Campbell in THE GREEN BOOK.
Photo: Rahav Segev
Photo Caption: Christian Campbell, Neal Huff, Rebecca Schull, and Jodie Markell in THE GREEN BOOK.
Photo: Rahav Segev
Photo Caption: Shirley A. Rumierk and Socorro Santiago in LESSONS FOR AN UNACCUSTOMED BRIDE.
Photo: Rahav Segev
Photo Caption: Kathryn Grody, Crystal Finn, and Arthur French in SOME WOMEN IN THEIR THIRTIES SIMPLY START TO FALL.
Photo: Rahav Segev
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Producing Company

Throughline Artists

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


Reviews

"A very smart and satisfying evening of theater!" - The New York Times 

"Noted playwrights offer up short and sweet summer fare!" - Time Out NY