As previously reported, the Off-Broadway company will stage the First Irish Festival Sept. 6-23. Productions will include, End of Lines, Disco Pigs, Mojo Mickyo and Love, Peace and Robbery.
Additional details have been announced about Made in Poland, 59E59's festival of Polish theatre, which will feature productions of The Files, Made in Poland and Sandbox/First Time.
Running Nov. 10-30, The Sandbox and The First Time, two one-acts by Michal Walczak, will be presented by Immigrants Theater Company as part of Made in Poland.
Piotr Kruszynski directs The Sandbox, which concerns "a couple's inability to articulate emotions, except through the language of globally mass-marketed brand names and advertising. While sitting in a sandbox, Him and Her try to figure out how to love each other despite their linguistic challenges."
Marcy Arlin directs The First Time, where "He and She try to have a sexual relationship, but are thwarted at each step by the weather, family, hunger, and the punctured illusions of a post-communist society." In addition to the festival offerings, 59E59 will offer The Night Carter Was Bad, from Kids with Guns, Sept. 29-Oct. 13). The dramatic comedy details the "misbehavior and haphazard love life of a commitment-phobe named Carter."
Up next is Outside Inn, starring Roger Grunwald, Markus Hirnigel and Gabriele Schafer (Oct. 1-19). Melanie Dreyer directs the "murder mystery that takes place on three continents. Paul, a disillusioned German civic engineer unintentionally participates in the death of his boss. Rather than going to the police, Paul runs away to a small town in Arizona. With his mistress by his side, Paul steals the identity of his former boss and flees across the Mexican border. The husband and wife Paul and his mistress leave behind must face a future alone and a past that continues to haunt them."
The musical offering of the season will be Improbable Frequency, penned by Arthur Riordan and Bell Helicopter (Nov. 28-Jan. 4, 2009). "Based in Dublin in 1941 and inspired by real events, Improbable Frequency brings three historical figures together as elements in a surreal series of absurd plots to overthrow the British, undermine the Nationalists and subvert the forces of nature."
Following is the world premiere of Alan Hruska's New House Under Construction (Dec. 3-Jan. 4, 2009). Hruska directs the work about "two married couples approaching forty [who] reunite in the lake district town where they all grew up. It's been fifteen years, but old rivalries and passions as well as long-buried secrets ignite, and re-entangle, their relationships."
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