This annual festival of new American short plays returns to 59E59 for its 11th consecutive year. More…
The festival's two series consist of three plays each. See the lineup for Series B.
'Playing God' by Alan Zweibel, directed by Maria Mileaf: Unhappy that a brazen doctor fudged the due date of a pregnant woman's baby because of his vacation, God decides to put him in his place.
'Jack' by Melissa Ross, directed by Mimi O'Donnell: Maggie and George and Jack have been inseparable best friends since college. But when Maggie and George divorce, Jack is the only thing holding them together. Until suddenly he isn't. A play about growing up, growing apart, and letting go of your first love.
'Acolyte' by Graham Moore, directed by Alexander Dinelaris: Young marrieds and Ayn Rand devotees find themselves in over their heads when one of her weekly Saturday night discourses on philosophy takes a surprisingly personal turn.
See it if your prerequisites are early start, early exit, no intermission, and a little variety. Graham Moore's "Acolyte" will make you glad you went.
Don't see it if you'd like your evening of one-acts to have a thematic through line and be made of short plays more than skits or mini-sitcoms.