Midtown International Theatre Festival Announces 2010 Season Selections

News   Midtown International Theatre Festival Announces 2010 Season Selections
 
Twenty-four plays and five musicals have been chosen for The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF)'s 11th season, which will run July 12-Aug. 1.

Selected plays for "Short Subjects," a section of the festival that highlights plays that run under 60 minutes, will be announced at a later date.

A list of the full-length plays chosen for the 2010 season follows:

Alice and Elizabeth's One Woman Show, by Alice Barden
July 16 - 27, The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre
"Can two forty-something BFFs finally 'have it all,' without succumbing to the evil forces of plastic surgery, married people, or even their own bodies turning on them?"

American Woman, by Lori Marra
July 13 - 31, The June Havoc Theatre
"A trilogy exploring the inward journeys of an African-American, an Indian, and an Asian woman."

Asian 'Belle, by Michelle Glick
July 15 – Aug. 1, The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre
"What happens when a sweet Southern belle realizes ... she's not so Southern after all?" Can I Really Date a Guy Who Wears a Yarmulke?, by Amy Holson-Schwartz
July 17 - 30, The Beckett Theatre
"He's handsome, he cooks, he tolerates Jane Austen. He's even Jewish. But there's Jewish and there's Jewish."

Civil War Voices, by James R. Harris & Mark Hayes
July 24 – Aug. 1, The June Havoc Theatre
"Songs and memoirs of five extraordinary lives."

Colored People's Time, by Leslie Lee
July 18 - 31, The Beckett Theatre
"Can you hear the clock ticking? Colored people's time, the past, present and future."

Conspiracy: A Love Story, Book and Lyrics by Victor Lesniewski. Music by Ronnie Reshef,
July 14 - 21, The June Havoc Theatre
"Every little thing might make you think: Conspiracy!"

Etty, by Susan Stein
July 17 - 31, The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre
"A portrayal of one woman's struggle to sustain humanity in the face of Nazis' brutality."

The Gospel According to Josh, by Joshua Rivedal
July 16 – Aug. 1, The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre
"A thirty-character, twelve-song, comedic tour-de-force of a one-man show."

Gray Matters, by Jacques Lamarre
July 17 - 31, The Main Stage Theater
"When Sarah Gray loses the one thing she needs most as an actor, can she reboot her life to prove she still matters?"

In Our Own Image, by Christopher Heath
July 18 - 31, The Main Stage Theater
"Absurdity mixes with reality in this exploration of death, religion, and responsibility."

The King of Bohemia: The Life and Times of Franz Kafka, by Jeffrey Boles
July 17 – Aug. 1, The Main Stage Theater
"An inside account of the deception that created an icon."

Layla, by Jonathan Wallace.
July 14 - 31, The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre
"You're nobody unless you'd fight the devil for your friends."

Literary Disruption, by James V. O'Connor
July 19 – Aug. 1, The June Havoc Theatre
"Trust and ideals collide with the deceit of a predatory stranger."

Love Humiliation Karaoke, by Enzo Lombard
July 29 – Aug. 1, The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre
Enzo Lombard plays over 15 characters - several at the same time - in 6 hilarious episodes, each set in a different city.

Love Me Tinder, by Martin Dove
July 21 – Aug. 1, The Main Stage Theater
"Sometimes home is not where you came from ... it's where you've been."

Lovers, book, music and lyrics by Christopher Massimine
July 15 – Aug. 1, The Beckett Theatre
"Arriving at her apartment, Jolie finds a mysterious package with a note attached from her ex-fiancee, Chip. Jolie's just returned from a funeral, Chip's funeral, and the note and package are postmarked a week ago from today, the day of Chip's death."

Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical, by Michael Tester
July 18 - 28, The Beckett Theatre, Theatre Row
"It's the Glee Club vs. the Jocks in a Senior Superlative Showdown."

Never Norman Rockwell, by Kyle Baxter
July 16 - 31, The Beckett Theatre, Theatre Row
"It's the day before the wedding and the best man is coming out!"

Peking Roulette, by Ben Thompson
July 15 - 31, The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre
"A quirky look at the life (and love) of an aging expat in Beijing."

Prevailing Wins, by Robin Bond
July 14 - 27, The June Havoc Theatre
"An amusing look at the politics of relationships, the competitive nature of social status, and the innate human desire to get even, if not to come out ahead."

ResurGENTS: The Reappearance of Hope, by Damion Sanders and Lawrence Floyd
July 12 – Aug. 1, The June Havoc Theatre
"A new millennium choreopoem from the male perspective."

Screenplay, by Scott Brooks
July 17 - 31, The Main Stage Theater
"They made him an offer he should have refused."

Shiloh by Starlight, by Bradford H. Harlan
July 13 - 31, The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre
"Clifford had a boyfriend in high school. Trouble was, the boyfriend was in high school, and Clifford was his teacher."

The Starship Astrov, by Duncan Pflaster
July 17 - 31, The Beckett Theatre
"A Chekhovian space comedy."

Tango, by Meri Wallace
July 17 - 30, The Main Stage Theater
"Dancing your way back to love."

Ten Reasons I Won't Go Home With You, book by Kelly Nichols; lyrics by Bobby Cronin, Jason Purdy, Andrew Byrne, and Blake Hackler; music by Alan Bukowiecki, Bobby Cronin, Jason Purdy, Andrew Byrne, Steven Silverstein, and Phillip Chernyak
July 17 - 29, The June Havoc Theatre
"A funny and heartfelt musical about a girl who discovers she has to kiss a lot of frogs before she finds Prince Charming."

The Tragedie of Cardenio, by Ben Bartolone July 22 - 28, The June Havoc Theatre
"The lost play of William Shakespeare turns up in the hands of an idiot."

Until We Find Each Other, by Brooke Berman
July 20 – Aug. 1, The Main Stage Theater
"Three psychic cousins wrestle with angels. Family, mysticism, sex, and Judaism."

The MITF's 2010 season will perform at the Beckett Theatre, Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd Street; the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor; and the Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor.

For more information, visit www.midtownfestival.org.

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