Initial Casting Announced for E.S.T.'s Marathon 2008

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Initial casting has been announced for Ensemble Studio Theatre's one-act play festival, Marathon 2008.

The three-week Marathon 2008, running May 8-June 28, presents short works from emerging and established playwrights. The playwrights represented include David Auburn, Lewis Black, Michael Feingold, Michael John Garcés, Frank D. Gilroy, Amy Herzog, Neil LaBute, Quincy Long, Taylor Mac, Willie Reale & Patrick Barnes, Jacquelyn Reingold, José Rivera, Lloyd Suh, Anne Washburn, and David Zellnik.

Grouped in three different series, the works will be performed in rotating repertory. Casting has been announced for the first group of works in Series A.

An Upset by David Auburn, will feature Matt Lauria and Darren Goldstein (dir. Harris Yulin); Christmas Present by Amy Herzog, will star Julie Fitzpatrick and Jake Hoffman (dir. RJ Tolan); A Little Soul-Searching by Willie Reale, music by Patrick Barnes, will include Michael Potts and Karen Trott (dir. Evan Cabnet); Tostitos by Michael John Garcés, will feature Andres Munar, Jenny Gomez, Berrett Doss and Howard Overshown (dir. May Adrales); and Wedding Pictures by Quincy Long, will include Petronia Paley, Autumn Dornfield, Eric Gilde and Jacob Hawkins (dir. Kathleen Dimmick).

Casting for Series B and C will be announced shortly. A list of additional productions in Marathon 2008 follows.

Series B: The Great War by Neil LaBute (dir. Andrew McCarthy); Okay by Taylor Mac; Happy Birthday William Abernathy by Lloyd Suh; Ideogram by David Zellnik (dir. Abigail Zealy Bess); and October/November by Anne Washburn. Series C: In Between Songs by Lewis Black; Japanoir by Michael Feingold; Piscary by Frank D. Gilroy; Flowers by José Rivera; and A Very Very Short Play by Jacquelyn Reingold (dir. Jonathan Bernstein).

Performances take place evenings at 7 PM with 2 PM Saturday matinees. For tickets and complete schedule of performances, visit or phone (212) 352-3101.

The Ensemble Studio Theatre is located at 549 West 52nd Street in Manhattan.

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