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Abingdon Theatre Company announce 5 plays of their 2005-2006 season


Abingdon Theatre Company have announced five of their six productions as part of their 2005 - 2006 season.

In The Arms Of Baby Jesus written by Mich�le Raper Rittenhouse and directed by Carole Mansley.
At Abingdon's Stage II, the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre.
9 - 25 Sep 2005.

Synpopsis: Set in 1988 during the Tompkins Square Park gentrification riots, three lives touched by tragedy during the Vietnam War intertwine in an East Village apartment.


War in Paramus - world premiere - a dark comedy written by Barbara Dana and directed by Austin Pendleton.
At Abingdon's mainstage, the June Havoc Theatre.
7 Oct - 6 Nov 2005.

Synpopsis: Set in the New Jersey suburbs of 1970, the darkly funny play centers around a teenage girl's rebellion for her independence in the shadow of the Vietnam War.


Daniella Uses Dirty Words written by Matthew Moses and directed by Kim T. Sharp.
Cast: Patti Mariano
At Abingdon's Stage II, the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre.
4 - 20 Nov 2005.

Synpopsis: No subject is too taboo for Daniella, a Brooklyn teenager who just can't refrain from speaking her mind on sex, religion, race and more, much to the chagrin of her mother, boyfriend, school principal and classmates.


December Fools - world premiere - written by Sherman Yellen and directed by Donald Brenner.
At Abingdon's mainstage, the June Havoc Theatre.
27 Jan - 26 Feb 2006.

Synpopsis: A legendary composer's daughter - upon a rare visit to New York to visit her mother - accidentally discovers long-held family secrets buried in a desk drawer.


Elvis and Juliet - New York premiere - written by Mary Willard and directed by Yvonne Conybeare
Cast: Fred Willard
At Abingdon's mainstage, the June Havoc Theatre.
May - Jun 2006.

Synpopsis: A legendary composer's daughter - upon a rare visit to New York to visit her mother - accidentally discovers long-held family secrets buried in a desk drawer.


The final Stage II Production of the season, which will take place from the 21 April to the 7 May 2006 in the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, is reserved for a new script-in-development.


Abingdon Theatre Company was founded in 1993 by five artists with one common goal�to develop and produce new plays exclusively by American playwrights. Under the artistic direction of Jan Buttram and Pamela Paul, and managing direction of Samuel J. Bellinger, Abingdon utilizes First Readings, Staged Readings, Workouts, Stage II Productions and Mainstage Productions to develop scripts, and provides a safe home in which playwrights collaborate with other theatre artists and receive audience feedback.

Additional information for all the productions will be announced in the coming weeks.

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