The not-for-profit Off-Broadway company's Marathon is considered one of the major forums for the short-play form in the United States.
The ten plays this year will be seen over two nights (Series A and Series B) between May 31-June 30. A $30 price for both series is being offered (or $18 for separate admissions).
Casting has not been announced. For more information, visit www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org or call (212) 352-3101.
The productions, authors and directors participating in the 2007 EST One-Act Marathon follow.
May 31-June 20
"A married couple's reckoning in the food court of a mall."
Written by Neil LaBute
Directed by Andrew McCarthy
"A woman has recurring dreams about Antarctica and ponders the heartbreaking story behind them."
Written by Julia Cho
Directed by Kate Whoriskey
"A cubist romantic comedy that unfolds in the hospital room of a terminally ill woman."
Written by Billy Aronson
Directed by Jamie Richards
"New love sparks between two reluctant and jaded twenty-somethings in this fiery and imaginative take on obsession, healing, and courage."
Written by Edith Freni
Directed by John Gould Rubin
"A weatherman ponders his place in society and the importance of being prepared."
Written by Wendy MacLeod
Directed by Karen Kohlhaas
With Bruce MacVittie SERIES B
"An urban Hamlet."
Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis
With Elizabeth Rodriguez and Ron Cephas Jones
"A newly married couple comes into a large inheritance and has vastly different ideas about how to spend it."
Written by Elizabeth Diggs
Directed by Mary Robinson
"A May/December gay couple waits outside the Oval Office prior to an audience with the President."
Written by Daniel Reitz
Directed by Pamela Berlin
"A teenage girl casts her ideal family."
Written by Amy Fox
Directed by Nela Wagman
"A rabbi must eulogize a woman who, in life, was anything but pleasant."
Written by Peter Sagal
Directed by Susan Einhorn