This annual festival of new American short plays returns to 59E59 for its 11th consecutive year.
The festival's two series consist of three plays each. See the lineup for Series A.
'Break Point' written and directed by Neil Labute: This play concerns the meeting of two world-class tennis players on the eve of their semi-final match at the French Open. Is this a friendly meeting, an elusive game of cat-and-mouse, psychological strategy, or is there something even darker at work here? A funny yet sobering take on masculinity, competition, sportsmanship, and the great American drive to succeed.
'A Woman' by Chris Cragin-Day, directed by Kel Haney: For the past ten years, every time her church passes around the anonymous elder nomination cards, Kim simply writes “A Woman.” This is because her NYC intellectual denomination does not allow women deacons. This year, her church's new pastor, Cliff, calls her bluff.
'Wedding Bash' by Lindsey Kraft & Andrew Leeds, directed by J.J. Kandel: When a newly married couple invites their two friends over for a post-wedding rehash, things get tense when it becomes clear that maybe people didn't love the wedding as much as they said they did.