Clubbed Thumb Offers Washburn, Courtney and Hoeffel at Summerworks 2006

News   Clubbed Thumb Offers Washburn, Courtney and Hoeffel at Summerworks 2006 Clubbed Thumb, the Off-Broadway troupe that concentrates on edgy new works—often short, often by women playwrights—has announced the line-up for its 2006 Summerworks program.

The annual series begins with I Haved Loved Strangers by rising playwright Anne Washburn, whose Apparition was a critical hit Off-Broadway last season, and whose The Internationalist will be seen at the Vineyard Theatre this coming season.

The show, to run June 4-10, is about "true prophets, false prophets, and non-prophets" who "battle for the salvation of ancient New York." Johanna McKeon directs Jeff Biehl, Elliotte Crowell, Laura Flanagan, Jennifer R. Morris, James Stanley, Jay Smith and T. Ryder Smith.

Next is Alice the Magnet by Clubbed Thumb favorite Erin Courtney, running June 11-17. Pam MacKinnon directs the tale, "in which an influential self-improvement guru suddenly finds herself the one who needs help." Cohlie Brocato, Maria Dizzia, Sheri Graubert and Quentin Mare are in the cast.

Finally comes Rachel Hoeffel's Quail, running June 18-24 and directed by Kip Fagan. The story, in which "a paranoid paralegal negotiates loss, cigarette smoke, and sex in the supply closet," stars Gerry Bamman, Zuleyma Guevara, Elizabeth Meriwether, Benjamin Pelteson and Everett Quinton.

All performances are at The Ohio Theatre, 66 Wooster Street in Soho. General admission is $18. Call (212) 352-3101.