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Abingdon's 2008 - 2009 season

Abingdon Theatre Company forthcoming 16th season includes five plays by American playwrights.

The productions are: The English Channel by Robert Brustein; Beachwood Drive by Steven Leigh Morris; Freudian Slips by Marvin Lifschitz; Greek Holiday by Mayo Simon and Love Drunk by Romulus Linney.

Casting and creative team to be announced.

*Productions, casts and schedules subject to change.

  • The English Channel (New York Premiere)
    Playwright: Robert Brustein
    Director: Daniela Varon
    Synopsis: The murky relationship between great writers and their proclivity to 'borrow' ideas and material is examined in this comedy tracing Shakespeare's relationship with The Earl of Southampton, the Dark Lady of the Sonnets, and Christopher Marlowe during the turbulent months before Marlowe's death.
    Cast: TBA
    Dates: 13 Sep - 5 Oct 2008
    Venue: Abingdon's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre

  • Beachwood Drive (World Premiere)
    Playwright: Steven Leigh Morris
    Director: Alan Mandell
    Synopsis: The story of Nadya, a Ukrainian woman brought to America and enslaved as part of a prostitution ring. A single mother, Nadya becomes squeezed between her Russian mafia protectors and the LAPD detective who arrests her in a sting operation.
    Cast: TBA
    Dates: 17 Oct - 16 Nov 2008
    Venue: Abingdon's June Havoc Theatre

  • Freudian Slips (World Premiere)
    Playwright: Marvin Lifschitz
    Director: Tom Bloom
    Synopsis: Is Sigmund Freud going crazy? Obsessed with a beautiful patient, he dreams of killing her lover, another patient. This happens while he readies himself to face his rival, the mad Dr. Otto Brotto, in a duel for the very survival of psychoanalysis. What's an analyst to do?
    Cast: TBA
    Dates: 24 Jan - 15 Feb 2009
    Venue: Abingdon's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre

  • Greek Holiday (New York Premiere)
    Playwright: Mayo Simon
    Director: Stephen Hollis
    Synopsis: Under the hot blue sky of a Greek island, a married couple makes one last try at reconciliation. He lives in despair with memories of a passionate romance with another woman. She lives in silent fury over being abandoned.
    Cast: TBA
    Dates: 6 Mar - 5 Apr 2009
    Venue: Abingdon's June Havoc Theatre

  • Love Drunk (World Premiere)
    Playwright: Romulus Linney
    Director: Kelly Morgan
    Synopsis: An older man picks up a much younger woman in a bar and brings her to his retreat, an Appalachian palace. Her littered past collides with his need and what follows is a dance of sexual tension.
    Cast: Austin Pendleton. Further casting to be announced.
    Dates: 28 Mar - 19 Apr 2009
    Venue: Abingdon's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre

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