EST's Octoberfest, Featuring Rebeck, Foote and Zindel, Begins OOB Oct. 2

News   EST's Octoberfest, Featuring Rebeck, Foote and Zindel, Begins OOB Oct. 2 Teresa Rebeck, Horton Foote, Shel Silverstein, Leslie Ayvazian and Lawrence Luckinbill are among the playwrights featured in the Ensemble Studio Theatre's annual Octoberfest, which gets underway Oct. 2.

Teresa Rebeck, Horton Foote, Shel Silverstein, Leslie Ayvazian and Lawrence Luckinbill are among the playwrights featured in the Ensemble Studio Theatre's annual Octoberfest, which gets underway Oct. 2.

The month-long event will include staged reading and full productions of both old and new plays, on EST's two stages. Admission is free but reservations are required.

Octoberfest kicks off with a production of Teresa Rebeck's Drinking Problem , part of a double bill with Tim Gallagher's The One the Wolves Pulled Down. The evening plays Oct. 2 at 7 PM and Oct. 3 at 2 PM. Also on Oct. 3, at 7 PM, is Paul Zindel's Every Seventeen Minutes the Crowd Goes Crazy!, which will also be done on Oct. 4 at 2 PM.

Actor Lawrence Luckinbill will star in his own one-man play Clarence Darrow on Oct. 11 and 12 at 8:30 PM. Luckinbill will play the famous lawyer.

Also slated for production or reading in Octoberfest are Shel Silverstein's A Japanese Doll or The Lifeboat Is Sinking, Horton Foote's The Man Who Climbed the Pecan Trees, and a new work, to be announced, by Leslie Ayvazian. All performances will take place at EST's space at 549 W. 52nd St. In Manhattan. For information, call (212) 247-4982.

--By Robert Simonson

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