Summer Shorts 2015 (Series B)
Summer Shorts 2015 (Series B)

Summer Shorts 2015 (Series B) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(6 Ratings)
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Great acting, Clever, Great writing, Entertaining, Resonant

About the Show

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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Show-Score Member Reviews (6)

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538 Reviews | 158 Followers
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Riveting, Resonant

See it if You want to see 3 of the best one acts performed in NY this season ! The 3 are totally different in every respect and each is a jewel !

Don't see it if You want to see a full length play. That is absolutely the ONLY reason not to see this trio of terrific dramas ! Each is perfect !

79 Reviews | 20 Followers
Ambitious, Relevant

See it if you would enjoy an evening of 3 very different plays. some funny,. others difficult but all posing important societal questions

Don't see it if You don't want to be confronted with ethical dilemmas, or if you have serious problems with descriptions of rape, murder or racism

580 Reviews | 88 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you love new works.All 3 of these short pieces are gems. I look forward to 59E59's Summer Shorts. This trio didn't disappoint.

Don't see it if you don't like shows that make you think while they entertain you.

1401 Reviews | 372 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if if you want to see 3 plays in hour and a half. Brillstein's play was very good, the lst one was so so first one was good. all in all fun.

Don't see it if if you want a play that deals with one subject or entity , if you want something that has been proven through touring first then brought to

541 Reviews | 489 Followers
Uneven, Thought-provoking, Surprising, Great acting

See it if you don't mind an uneven mix of 1 pretty good show, 1 pretty bad show and 1 pretty amazing show.

Don't see it if you expect consistently high quality and production values.

6 Reviews | 0 Followers
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Must see

See it if you enjoy great acting with classic comedy and clever dialogue that gets straight to the point

Don't see it if you like plays with fluff and are drawn out

Critic Reviews (2)

The New York Times
August 2nd, 2015

"Vaughn’s direction is overactive...But the tonal mix of the letters reveals a distinct and compelling voice...Lucy Thurber’s lackluster 'Unstuck' is about a demoralized man who spends his birthday moldering at home...In Robert O’Hara’s seamy, steamy 'Built,' Mr. O’Hara keeps shifting perspective so that our comfortable moral judgments get tangled and jangled. Neat and nasty, this is a treacherously erotic piece of writing."
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Stage Buddy
August 3rd, 2015

"'Series B' manages to create something resembling a complete evening of theater...O’Hara reminds us he is a powerful storyteller who, with 'Built.' manages to have his audience situated in a no-man’s land between cringing with half-covered ears and straining to make out every next line...'Love Letters to a Dictator' is configured intriguingly, but by its close it forces us to wonder how interchangeable the recipient of Stella’s poetic inquiries might be."
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