According to press notes, Summer Shorts 2014 represents, "some of today's best writing, directing and acting talents...[and] celebrates theater, summer and the short form. The festival's two separate series offer a diverse range of voices, styles, and subject matter. Summer Shorts 2014 offers six world premiere one-act plays, presented as two separate evenings of three each. The two series will run in rotating repertory."
The performance series are as follows:
SERIES A: July 18 - Aug. 29
The Sky and The Limit
By Roger Hedden
Directed by Billy Hopkins
"Much to the amusement of his best friend, a young man dives into one of America's mesa strewn deserts in search of the perfect site for a wedding."
By Eric Lane
Directed by Matthew Rauch
"A lyrical drama about a married couple that experiences an intense loss and their struggle to find their way back to each other."
Sec. 310, Row D, Seats 5 and 6
By Warren Leight
"Three guys share two season tickets as they watch the Knicks, and their lives, pass before their eyes."
SERIES B: July 26 - Aug. 30
By Albert Innaurato
"With such formidable opponents as hypocrisy, government, hysteria, neurosis, family, religion and pop culture – can we ever really know and accept who we are? Well, these two brave nuns are going to give it a go!"
The Mulberry Bush
By Neil LaBute
Directed by Maria Mileaf
"Two men meet up on a bench in the park. One of them is meant to be there. The other is not. What follows is a domestic thriller played out in the harsh sunlight of a weekday afternoon."
Napoleon in Exile
By Daniel Reitz
Directed by Paul Schnee
"Corey is 25, living at home, can't hold a job and is obsessed with Minecraft. His mother has other ideas for him."
The creative team for the festival includes Rebecca Lord-Surratt (scenic design) Meghan Healey (costume design), Greg MacPherson (lighting design) and Nick Moore (sound design and original music).
Tickets are $25 each or $17.50 for 59E59 Members and can be purchased at 59e59.com.
For more information visit summershortsfestival.com.