MITF Announces Six-Show Developmental Series

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The Midtown International Theatre Festival is expanding with a newly announced Next Step MITF Developmental Series, which will present equity showcase productions of six shows by MITF alumni at the Where Eagles Dare Theatre in Manhattan Jan. 15-June 28, 2007.

The series, which will include plays and musicals with subjects from gay marriage to dieting to refugees, is curated and coordinated by MITF co-artistic director Glory Sims Bowen.

The MITF will also continue its main festival, which showcases more than 40 different productions over a three-week period every summer.

The schedule for the developmental series follows:

Jan. 15-Feb. 7
Star Power
Written by Tony Sportiello
Directed by Tom Herman
Produced by Algonquin Theatre Productions
According to press notes, "a struggling off-off-Broadway theatre company and its dedicated artists...are offered funding for their latest work - if they cast a washed-up, third rate (but still good-looking) Hollywood actor in the lead."

Feb. 12-March 7
Diet Monologues, The Musical
Written by Monica Bauer
Directed by Heather Guthrie
A four-person comedy revue about dieting, first produced at the Denver Civic Theater in 2002. March 12-21
Nosferatu: Land of the Undead
Written by Stanton Wood
Directed by Edward Elefterion
Produced by Rabbit Hole Ensemble
An adaptation of the classic silent film "Nosferatu: a Symphony of Horror," about "a journey into the land of the undead."

April 2-25
What Fools We Lovers Be
Written by Debbie Williams
Produced by Real Arts
A romantic "tragicomedy" that follows five stories of looking for love.

April 30-May 23
Admit Impediments
Written by Duncan Pflaster
A musical about gay rights. "When Josh invites his friends over to see him propose to his girlfriend Chaminade, it causes friction with their gay friends Rico and Dominic; as well as with their friend Victoria, who spitefully marries a random Middle-Eastern man in a quickie Las Vegas wedding."

June 4-28
Mothergun
Written by Christine Evans
Directed by Joya Scott
Produced by Emergency Theater Project
Three people who speak different languages are detained together in a bleak refugee camp.

Where Eagles Dare Theatre is located at 347 West 36th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues. For tickets call (212) 868-4444 or visit www.smarttix.com.

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