Clubbed Thumb Announces 2009 Summerworks Plays

News   Clubbed Thumb Announces 2009 Summerworks Plays Telethon, Precious Little and punkplay will be presented as part of Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks 2009, which begins June 7.

The Ohio Theatre hosts the 14th annual Summerworks festival that runs through June 27. Playwrights represented include Gregory Moss, Madeleine George and Kristin Newbom.

The Summerworks 2009 productions follow:

punkplay by Gregory Moss, directed by Davis McCallum, and featuring Michael Zegen, Alex Anfanger, Matt Burns and Elena Chang.
"It's morning in America in the 1980s. Mickey, a thirteen-year-old suburbanite, meets angry runaway Duck and the two boys attempt to reinvent themselves through punk rock." (June 7-13).

Precious little, by Madeleine George, directed by Hal Brooks, and featuring Emily Ackerman, Randy Danson and Kelly McCreary.
"When Brodie, a gifted professor of linguistics and a lesbian, learns the child she's carrying may have a genetic abnormality, she returns again and again to the zoo, where she finds unexpected comfort sitting at the cage of a strange, compelling gorilla." (June 14-20).

Telethon, by Kristin Newborn, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll and featuring Birgit Huppuch, Christina Kirk and Andrew Weems. "After each of their seasonal ad-hoc fundraising drives, the staff and patients of a group home for the disabled meet at Dunkin' Donuts to celebrate, detox, squabble and flirt. Out of their savage camaraderie, something like a family begins to emerge." (June 21-27). Tickets, priced $18, are available by phoning (212) 352-3101 or by visiting www.clubbedthumb.org.

All Summerworks 2009 performances take place at the Ohio Theatre, located at 66 Wooster Street in Manhattan.