2017 Marathon of One-Act Plays: Series A
Midtown W

2017 Marathon of One-Act Plays: Series A NYC Reviews and Tickets

(2 Reviews)
Members say
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

About the Show

Ensemble Studio Theatre presents Series A of its 36th annual one-act play marathon, featuring 15 plays presented in three separate lineups. See Series B and Series C.

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Member Reviews (2)

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you want an entertaining evening of theater in an intimate setting, fine acting and unique stories.

Don't see it if you need a long linear plot and fancy scenery. Each of these short pieces was unique and wonderful in its own way. Read more

Clever, Great staging, Great variety, In progress, Relevant

See it if You enjoy seeing works in progress and enjoy various tones and stages of development

Don't see it if You want a through-line or deep character development Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

May 18th, 2017

"'The Fork' deftly shades boisterous humor with political alarm and awareness of mortality...France-Luce Benson’s 'Showtime Blues,' has more mixed success...David Zellnik’s 'Blue Handed' is the most poetic piece...But the director, John Giampietro, can make no sense of it, and it comes across as lifeless...Mr. Gitter’s 'How My Grandparents Fell in Love' is a gorgeous high note to end on...Uproarious and beautifully cast, with tone-perfect direction by Colette Robert."
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May 21st, 2017

"The biggest value in New York City theater right now...It just goes to show that when the core is solid–the writing, acting and directing–you don’t need huge budgets and fancy effects to make a play work. 'Showtime Blues,' the first one-act of the evening, is a perfect example...The final one-act of the evening, 'How My Grandparents Fell In Love,' was the perfect ending to a wonderful evening...The audience went crazy cheering and clapping."
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