The plays, according to press notes, "surf the wikipedia wave through seventeen related entries." The works were written by members of the Play Group, a mix of up-n-coming writers who gather twice a month at the Ars Nova to share their work.
Writers include Mike Batistick (Castration Anxiety), Evan Cabnet (Prokop the Great), Ron Fitzgerald (Turbulent), Liz Flahive (Bohemia), Sam Forman (Fetish), Etan Frankel (The Defenestration of Prague), Kyle Jarrow (Troposphere), Nick Jones (Global Warming), Barry Levey (Yale Law School), Carly Mensch (Democracy), Elizabeth Meriwether (Particle Board), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Golf Ball), Rachel Shukert (Stiletto Heels), Mat Smart (Weather Forecasting), Aurin Squire (Uncertainties), Adam Szymkowicz (Bill Clinton) and Beau Willimon (Wooden).
Those who will direct the Wikipedia Plays include Evan Cabnet, Michael Goldfried, Maria Goyanes, Meredith McDonough, Shira Milikowsky and Moritz von Stuelpnagel.
The Ars Nova is located in Manhattan at 511 West 54th Street. Tickets, priced $10, may be purchased by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com.
* Wikipedia is "the biggest multilingual free-content encyclopedia on the Internet. [With] over 7 million articles in over 200 languages, [it is] still growing."