The 1st Irish Festival will open the season with the Dublin-based troupe Cirque de Légume, in which Jaimie Carswell and Nancy Trotter will play with their food in an imaginative theatrical feast, running Sept. 6-Oct. 2.
Following will be Inis Nua Theatre Company's Dublin by Lamplight, by Michael West and directed by Tom Reing. It will run Sept. 8-Oct. 2. According to presenters, "Amidst the filth and fury of Dublin 1904, the theatrical event of the century is about to explode. Will the 'Irish National Theatre of Ireland' seize its chance for glory? Fading stars, rebels, whores and romantics create a brilliant mix of fact and fiction, poetry and politics."
Additional programming includes the New York premiere of Jay Lantz's The Bus, which will run Oct. 4-30. Following its Off-Broadway debut, presenters hope to bring the work to Topeka, KS, to confront members of the Westboro Baptist Church in early November.
"Two boys, late at night, regularly rendezvous in a parked church bus. When their secret meeting place is in danger of being discovered, the boys find themselves in the middle of a conﬂict between a large church and a small-town gas station—and the clash proves explosive," according to 59E59 Theaters.
Bruce Graham's Barrymore Award-winning play Any Given Monday, directed by Bud Martin, will run Oct. 6-Nov. 6. According to press notes, "Lenny is not having a good Monday. His wife left him for a jerk who builds Wal-Marts, his least two favorite football teams are on TV, and his college-age daughter is having a crisis of faith. Then his best friend commits a heinous crime that could save his marriage." 59E59 Theaters will shortly announce the lineup for the eighth season of Brits Off-Broadway, which run Nov. 8-Jan. 1, 2012.
For tickets phone (212) 279-4200 or visit 59E59Theaters.