Plays by Yew, Son, Helm Part of Public's "New Work Now" Festival, Oct. 22-31

News   Plays by Yew, Son, Helm Part of Public's "New Work Now" Festival, Oct. 22-31
Playwright Diana Son, who had an Off-Broadway hit at the Public Theater a few seasons back with Stop/Kiss, will see her new work Satellites read Oct. 30 as part of the Public's 2004 "New York Now!" reading series.

Stop/Kiss looked at the problems that arose when a straight woman suddenly found herself attracted to another female. Satellites also addresses society's uneasiness with nontraditional romantic pairings. The central characters are Nina and Miles, an interracial couple who receive a rock through their window when they move into an evolving Brooklyn neighborhood. Michael Greif directs.

The series kicks off on Oct. 22 with Chay Yew's The Long Season. The new musical has a book and lyrics by Yew and music by Fabian Obispo. Peter DuBois directs the story about "an immigrant searching for love and security and an unhappy wife reliving her girlhood by picking a lover from a different island in the Philippines each summer."

The rest of the line up includes:

Oct. 23 at 7 PM: The Last Scene by Victoria Stewart, directed by Steve Cosson
Oct. 24 at 3 PM: Temp Odyssey by Dan Dietz, directed by Randy White
Oct. 24 at 6:30 PM: Good Canary by Zach Helm, directed by Kate Whoriskey
Oct. 25 at 7 PM: Aphrodisiac by Rob Handel, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll
Oct. 26 at 7 PM: Reason for Leaving by Amy Evans, directed by Liz Diamond
Oct. 27 at 7 PM: The God Botherers by Richard Bean, directed by Will Pomerantz
Oct. 28 at 7 PM: Morbidity and Mortality by Courtney Baron, directed by Ethan McSweeny
Oct. 29 at 7 PM: Revelations: The Outtakes by Christina Anderson, directed by Kristin Marting
Oct. 31 at 3 PM: And/Or by Andrew Barrett, directed by Niegel Smith
Oct. 31 at 6:30 PM: The Unknown book and lyrics by Janet Allard and Jean Randich, music by Shane Rettig, directed by Jean Randich

"New Work Now!" readings are free and open to the public. Reservations are arranged by calling The Public Theater box office at (212) 260-2400 between the hours of 1 PM and 6 PM on Sundays and Mondays and 1 PM and 7:30 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays. There is a limit of four reservations per reading. Reserved tickets must be picked up 15 minutes prior to starting time, at which time unclaimed tickets will be released to people on the waiting list.

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