Diggs, Freni, Cho, LaBute, Guirgis, Announced as Writers for EST One-Act Marathon

News   Diggs, Freni, Cho, LaBute, Guirgis, Announced as Writers for EST One-Act Marathon Julia Cho, Neil LaBute, Wendy MacLeod and Stephen Adly Guirgis are among playwrights whose work will be seen in Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon of one-act plays in May and June.

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.

SERIES A
May 31-June 20

  • Things We Said Today
    "A married couple's reckoning in the food court of a mall."
    Written by Neil LaBute
    Directed by Andrew McCarthy
  • The First Tree in Antarctica
    "A woman has recurring dreams about Antarctica and ponders the heartbreaking story behind them."
    Written by Julia Cho
    Directed by Kate Whoriskey
  • The News
    "A cubist romantic comedy that unfolds in the hospital room of a terminally ill woman."
    Written by Billy Aronson
    Directed by Jamie Richards
  • My Dog Heart
    "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
  • The Probabilities
    "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
    June 15-30

  • Yelba: Princess of 10th Avenue
    "An urban Hamlet."
    Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis
    With Elizabeth Rodriguez and Ron Cephas Jones
  • Priceless
    "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
  • Self-Portrait in a Blue Room
    "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
  • Casting
    "A teenage girl casts her ideal family."
    Written by Amy Fox
    Directed by Nela Wagman
  • Milton Bradley
    "A rabbi must eulogize a woman who, in life, was anything but pleasant."
    Written by Peter Sagal
    Directed by Susan Einhorn