The 13th annual Summerworks 2008, running June 4-28, will feature direction by Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf founder Brooke O'Harra (Drum Of The Waves Of Horikawa) in addition to Robert O'Hara and Alexis Poledouris.
The festival commences June 4 with Constitutional Convention, a politically-themed celebration where "teams of artists will propose new legislation that you will have the chance to vote on… or veto." Constitutional Convention is free and open to the public.
The Summerworks 2008 dramatic offerings include:
Gentleman Caller by Ann Marie Healy, directed by Brooke O'Harra.
"The days are so hot and the nights so long and that damn war just keeps going on and on. An aged ingénue, a failed go-getter, and a maid with real big dreams sit and wait and wonder: When will he call? Oh let it be soon. Soon around here is just not soon enough..." (June 8-14).
Vendetta Chrome by Sally Oswald, directed by Alexis Poledouris.
"It's the 90's. The 1890's. And poor Vendetta has always been a bit behind the rest of the girls in her elocution class. But now it's up to her to save her school, her family, and herself - and it's all in the dance moves." (June 15-21). Slavey by Sigrid Gilmer, directed by Robert O'Hara.
"In a not so distant future, Nora and Robert find themselves climbing the steep social ladder of the super rich – big promotion, bigger house, and a brand new slave. But when growing pains kick in and consumer and consumed find themselves on unexpected sides of the table it can only mean one thing – big trouble." (June 22-28).
Founded in 1996, Clubbed Thumb is dedicated to the commission and production of provocative new works. With over 60 full productions under its belt, Clubbed Thumb is the recipient of three Obie Awards.
Tickets, priced $18, are available by phoning (212) 352-3101 or by visiting www.clubbedthumb.org.
All Summerworks 2008 performances take place at the Ohio Theatre, located at 66 Wooster Street in Manhattan.