This, the seventh, collection of new plays by Youngblood members begins Jan. 23 and continues through Feb. 18 at E.S.T. For the first time, the series will present a an evening of two one-acts in repertory with a full-length play.
The "Thicker Than Water 2006" lineup includes:
This one-act work featuring Erin McMonagle, Lucia Brizzi, and Rebecca Pace tells the mid-90s-set story of three New Jersey friends — "a blossoming anorexic, a brainy bombshell and the girl your parents warned you about" — who "try to hold onto each other," explains as release.
Henrietta Hermaline's Fall From Great Heights by Maggie Smith - dir. Abigail Zealey Bess
Nicol Zanzarella-Giacalone, Denny Bess and Brendan McMahon star in this one-act "lyrical fantasia" which centers on "a socially backward, chronically allergic young secretary is swept into a world of romance, heartbreak and despair," according to materials. (The above works run together from Jan. 23-Feb. 12 with an opening night slated for Jan. 25.)
Kevin Christopher Snipes' A Bitter Taste - directed by R.J. Tolan
Peter O'Connor, Haskell King and Paul Clark star in the full-length which follows "a mild-mannered college professor and a smooth-talking divorce attorney [who] explore the underbelly of their lifelong friendship after their world is knocked off balance by a prostitute. Who happens to be underaged. And a boy." (Performances will begin Jan. 30 and open Feb. 1 for a run through Feb. 18.)
Tickets to "Thicker Than Water" at Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 West 52 Street, can be purchased by calling (212) 352-3101. For further information, visit www.youngbloodnyc.org.