Summer Shorts Fest, with New Works by Neil LaBute and Alan Zweibel, Begins July 30

News   Summer Shorts Fest, with New Works by Neil LaBute and Alan Zweibel, Begins July 30
The world premiere of Tony Award-nominated playwright Neil LaBute's Romance is staged as part of the fourth annual Summer Shorts Festival at 59E59 Theaters Off-Broadway beginning July 30.
Neil LaBute
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Presented through Sept. 2, Summer Shorts offers eight world-premiere, one-act plays in repertory on two separate evenings.

The run has scenic design by Robert Gould, costume design by Michael Bevins and lighting design by Greg MacPherson.

Series A includes The Expenses Of Rain by Deb Margolin (directed by Laura Barnett) with Iyaba Ibo Mandingo and Jo Yang; An Actor Prepares by Timothy Mason (directed by Maxwell Williams) and featuring James Leighton and Mark Elliot Wilson; Play With The Penguin by Roger Hedden (directed by Billy Hopkins) with cast members Allison Daugherty, Josh Helman and Alex Manette; and Neil LaBute's Romance (directed by Dolores Rice) with cast members Jeffery M. Binder and Demond Green.

Series B includes Wendy Kesselman's The Graduation of Grace (directed by Stephanie Berry) with Clara Hopkins Daniels; Alan Zweibel's Happy (directed by Fred Berner) with Scott Adsit and Arthur French; Neil Koenigsberg's Fit (directed by Merri Milwe) with José Joaquin Perez, Kate Cullen Roberts and Liam Torres; and Jonathan's Blaze by Christopher Stetson Boal (directed by Alexander Dinelaris) with cast members J.J. Kandel and P.J. Sosko.

For tickets phone (212) 279-4200 or visit

Visit SummerShortsFestival.

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