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This annual festival of new American short plays returns to 59E59 for its 12th consecutive year.

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The festival's two series consist of three plays each.

Series A:

by Chris Bohjalian
Directed by Alexander Dinelaris
A young flight attendant with a fear of flying is about to work her first transatlantic trip. When a veteran co-worker tries to help her through the turbulent crossing, she discovers that a fear of flying is the least of the young woman's secrets.

'The Living Room'
Written and directed by Robert O'Hara
A satire. About Frank and Judy. Who are White People in a Living Room. Doing what White People in Living Rooms do. But something is different. Today Frank and Judy have questions. About the entire nature of being White People in a Living Room.

'Kenny's Tavern'
By Abby Rosebrook
Directed by Jess Chayes
Kenny's Tavern is a dive bar and liberal oasis for a certain crowd of public-school teachers in the foothills of West Virginia. On the eve of the 2016 election, two colleagues hole up in the back of their regular haunt to hash out their relationship to each other and the community they love.

See the lineup for Series B here.

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