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37th Marathon of One-Act Plays: Series C

From 4 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Savage, Ambitious, Not the best of the three series, Engaged

About the show

Ensemble Studio Theatre presents Series C of its 37th annual one-act play marathon, featuring 15 plays presented in three separate lineups. See Series A and Series B. More…


"Jesus in Manhattan" by Kate Attwell 

"Fall" by France-Luce Benson

"The Tourists" by Stephen Brown

"i believe in a republic in which money has a great deal to say." by Julia Specht 

"Mandarin Duck" by Lloyd Suh

Member Reviews (4)


Disappointing, Savage, Ambitious, Not the best of the three series, Engaged
Avg Score

Indulgent, Fluffy, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if If you want 5 one act plays. Two are good, three are fair at best. Some good acting and direction but not a great evening.

Don't see it if If you dont want various one acts that have different topics and subjects. A musical suits you better.

Innovative, Engaged, Contemporary, Savage

See it if you would like to see what a cross-section of young playwrights is up to.

Don't see it if you’re looking for the kind of resolution that can only come with a long play.

Also I pay tribute to Ensemble Studio Theatre’s commitment to new playwrigh... Read more Read less

Overrated, Disappointing, Not the best of the three series, Boring, Banal

See it if you are a fan of the one-act play. Unfortunately, Series C has the weakest plays, making the evening less than satisfying.

Don't see it if you don't like one-act plays or do not want to sit through an evening made up of 5 unfinished works. This part is very disappointing.

Some good moments, fine acting

See it if Series C has some strong moments but there's not really one stand-out play. Kate Atwell's Jesus in Manhattan is the most ambitious and

Don't see it if interesting, but at times feels like a Caryl Churchill mash-up or homage and likely needs more drafts to get it to a place where the

Also playwright's own voice and also some clarity emerge. But it is powerfu... Read more Read less

June 17th, 2019
"As memorable as isolated moments can be, however, 'Jesus in Manhattan' is too scattershot, the sum of its parts adding up to less than a satisfying whole...The other four plays in the omnibus function better as stand-alones. This does not automatically make them any good, mind you...Ms. Coxe’s a...
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