59E59 Theaters has announced its line-up of shows for the 2016 summer season. Included in the slate is the U.S. premiere of Bears In Space, which features Jack Gleeson, well known for his role in HBO’s Game of Thrones.
After playing to sold-out crowds in Dublin, Edinburgh and London, Eoghan Quinn’s Bears In Space will receive its New York premiere September 6. Gleeson will be joined by Aaron Heffernan, Cameron Macaulay and Eoghan Quinn in the hit show about two cosmonaut bears on a spaceship. With direction by Dan Colley and produced by Collapsing Horse, performances are set to run through October 2.
The summer season will kick off July 12 with the return of East to Edinburgh, the festival that showcases American shows heading to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The annual event will run through July 31.
The July line-up is also set to feature Richard Strand’s Butler, about Civil War Gen. Benjamin Butler, produced by New Jersey Repertory Company; and Summer Shorts, the annual festival of American short plays now in its 10th consecutive season, with plays by Neil LaBute and A. Rey Pamatmat, among others.
In August 59E59 will bring two love stories to the stage: Robin Rice’s Alice in Black and White, the true story of female photo-journalist Alice Austen and her love of photography and another woman; as well as Toni Press-Coffman’s Touch, about a man who must move past the grief of losing a loved one after she is kidnapped and murdered.
As previously announced, the summer season will conclude with Hershey Felder’s Maestro, about Leonard Bernstein, running August 31-October 16.
Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or by visiting 59e59.org.