Summer Play Festival Opens Departure Lounge and We Declaire You a Terrorist July 28

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The third annual Summer Play Festival enters its final week of performances with the Dougal Irvine musical The Departure Lounge and Tim J. Lord's We Declare You a Terrorist on July 28.

SPF began performances July 7 and continues through Aug. 2 in residence at the Public Theater. All performances take place in the Anspacher and Martinson Theaters at the Public Theater's Lafayette Street home.

Works running July 28-Aug. 2 include:

Departure Lounge by Dougal Irvine. "It's the end of vacation as four guys wait for their flight home in this testosterone-driven new musical. With time to kill they recount the hilarious antics of the week, and as secrets tumble out we learn more about the lads than they know about themselves." Tony nominee Christopher Gattelli directs the musical that features Nick Blaemire (The Black Suits, Cry-Baby), Doug Kreeger (Rooms, Thrill Me), Kathleen Monteleone ("Grease-You're the One That I Want"), Alex Tonetta (The History Boys) and Jonathan B. Wright (Spring Awakening).

We Declare You a Terrorist by Tim J. Lord. "Eight hundred civilians are taken hostage during the performance of a hit Moscow musical. In the aftermath, the playwright is plagued by the story of his captor — a young woman willing to die for her cause — in an intense drama where one person's patriotism is another's act of terrorism." Niegel Smith stages the work that includes David Bishins (A Mother, a Daughter and a Gun), Keira Keeley (Green Girl, The Thugs) and Katie Sigismund (Opus).

Created and produced by Tony-winning producer Arielle Tepper Madover (Mary Stuart, Hair, 33 Variations Frost/Nixon, The Pillowman), SPF 2009 offerings also included Reborning, The Chimes, The Sacrifices, Whore, Tender and The Happy Sad. For tickets, priced $10, and more information visit SPFNYC.

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SPF, which operates under the umbrella of Living Room for Artists, has produced over 70 original works, providing writers a financially supported protected environment in which to explore and hone their material with the aid of established professionals.

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