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Summer Shorts 2015 (Series A)

Members say: Disappointing, Clever, Great acting, Uneven, Intelligent
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Critics
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2 reviews
Members
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4 reviews
 

59E59's 'Summer Shorts' returns for another summer of new American one-acts featuring original plays by the country's top playwrights.

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Representing some of today's best writing, directing and acting talents, 'Summer Shorts' 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 2015' offers six world premiere one-act plays, presented as two separate evenings of three each. The two series will run in rotating repertory. Playwrights include Neil LaBute, Matthew Lopez, and Vickie Ramirez.

 

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Reviews (6)

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85
The New York Times

"'10K' is still a highlight of the first evening...'Glenburn 12WP:' There’s some stiffness to the writing, but the characters and actors eventually achieve a nice rapport. 'The Sentinels:' You could say we don’t need another 9/11 play, but Mr. Lopez’s is at the least elegantly constructed and gracefully performed. It’s an emotional workout." Full Review

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Stage Buddy

"The work on display by Neil LaBute, Matthew Lopez and Vicki Ramirez proves why these playwrights are the voices of contemporary American theatre...The reason these shorts are so successful even though they are anything but summery is that despair is conveyed with a light hand." Full Review

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68
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65
Like a pot luck meal

See it if 2 out of 3 one acts works for you

Don't see it if sci fi play (the last day on earth) seemed like it would never end!

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Disappointing, Uneven

See it if you are a fan of short works.Of the 3, only the Neil LaBute is really excellent.The Helpers is quite good, but This Is How It Ends is a bore

Don't see it if you don't like exploring new works and running the risk of seeing a dud. The gems you find are worth the hunt!

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Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

See it if You like short plays and don't care if not all of them are great

Don't see it if You are not satisfied with 1-2 hits out of 3

67
Slow

See it if You must see short one-acts.

Don't see it if You are looking for something novel, deep or unusual.