The Atlantic Theater Company will present two series of one-act plays, which will premiere April 11 and 12. Entitled Caution: Thorns, the evenings boast brand-new one-acts performed by the Atlantic Theater Company's Acting School's N.Y.U. second-year class.
The April 11 performance, subtitled "Evening A," will include works by Karen Benelli, Andrew Paine Bradbury, John Ott, Garret Savage, Jeff Tabnick, Dennis Tseng and Malachy Walsh with direction by Christopher Carley, Joshua Dickens, Bridgette Dunlap, Steven Hawley, Christian Parker, Sara Paul and Brandon Thompson. The actors comprising the casts include Karen Benelli, Chris Clark, Erin Cunningham, Natasha Dantzig, Renee Delio, Lauren Feldman, Talia Gonzalez, Aaron Goodson, Nick Jupinka, Summer Koevary, Zoe Lister Jones, Erica Pajerowski, Courtnie Sauls, T. Colby Trane and Charlie Wilson. This set of one-acts will be repeated on April 13 at 2 PM and 8 PM and April 14 at 5 PM.
The April 12 evening presents one-acts from Jeffrey Addiss, Alison Moehnke, Gary Schwartz, Mark Turetsky and Ben Wood. Also offering a one-act is Playbill On-Line's Senior Editor, Robert Simonson. Simonson's play, A Really Bad Idea, concerns two producers shooting terrible ideas back and forth for Broadway musicals. The second night of one-acts, "Evening B," will feature directors Zoe Benedict, Cormac Bluestone, Mike Dowling, Jenna Ricker, Jason Ritter and Ben Wood. Actors include Liz Anderson, Stephen Buchanan, Renee Delio, Lauren Feldman, Jessica Fields, Alison Moehnke, Michael Newman, Justin Sheppard, Ashley Springer, Jake Thomas, Maggie Tisdale, T. Colby Trane, Mark Turetsky, Colleen Michelle Vollberg and Charlie Wilson. "Evening B" will be repeated on April 13 at 5 PM and April 14 at 2 and 8 PM.
There is a $5 suggested donation, and reservations may be made (212) 691 5919, ext. 124. The Atlantic 453 Studios is located at 453 16th Street, Studio 2, between 13th and 14th Streets.
—By Andrew Gans