One-act comedies by alumnus Christopher Durang, a drama by Hollywood actor Chazz Palmintieri and a new play by a Yale playwright will be highlights of the 1996 summer season of the Ensemble Company for the Performing Arts -- better known as Yale Summer Cabaret -- in New Haven, CT.
Preston Lane is artistic directors for the four-play season, June 19-Aug. 10, which features acting, directing and some playwright by students at the Yale School of Drama.
* Durang, who did some of his earliest student works at the Summer Cabaret, will be represented by A Dose of Durang, an evening of his one-act comedies, including his Glass Menagerie parody, For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls July 3-13. Alison Narver directs.
* Faithful, a comedy thriller by Oscar nominee Chazz Palmintieri will be directed by Lane July 17-27.
* The season will open with a new adaptation of Arthur Murphy's Three Weeks After Marriage, a farce that starts with a quarrel over a card game, and goes downhill from there. Lane will direct the production, which runs June 19-29. * The season concludes with the premiere of If Only a new play by Yale playwright Jeffrey B. Teitler, about a couple coming to terms with life when they're trapped in a car. It runs July 31-Aug. 10.
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