59E59's 'Summer Shorts' returns for another summer of new American one-acts featuring original plays by the country's top playwrights. More…
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 Robert O'Hara, Lucy Thurber, and Stella Fawn Ragsdale.
"'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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
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 !
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
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.
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