Americas Off-Broadway festival at 59e59



59E59 Theaters have announced eight of the nine plays that will be presented at this years Americas Off-Broadway festival running from 29 Apr - 3 Jul 2011.



Love Song
Playwright: John Kolvenbach
Director: John Kolvenbach
Producer: Jaimie Mayer Phinney/Don't Eat The Pictures Productions in association with Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater.
Synopsis: Beane is an exile from life - an oddball. His well-meaning sister, Joan, and brother-in- law, Harry, try and make time for him in their busy lives, but no one can get through. Following a burglary on Beane's apartment, Joan is baffled to find her brother blissfully happy and tries to unravel the story behind his mysterious new love, Molly.
Cast: TBA
Venue: 59E59 Theatre A
Dates: 5 Apr - 8 May 2011

Playwright: Jack Gilhooley and Daniel Czitrom
Director: Stephan Morrow
Producer: Big Tim Productions in association with The Great American Play Series.
Synopsis: Focused on the love affair between the legendary political boss 'Big Tim' Sullivan, roguish and colorful 'King of the Bowery,' and the beautiful actress and reformer Margaret Holland. After years of an adulterous affair that produced a daughter, the notorious Tammany Hall power broker and the Seven Sisters' graduate find themselves inextricably bound by the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911.
Cast: TBA
Venue: 59E59 Theatre C
Dates: 14 - 30 Apr 2011

Playwright: Vince Melocchi
Director: Guillermo Cienfuegos
Producer: Pacific Resident Theatre
Synopsis: An examination of a 50-year-old-love - lost and reclaimed - set against a modern urban backdrop.
Cast: Haskell Vaughn Anderson III, Richard Fancy, Marley McClean, Justin Preston Roses Prichard and Keith Stevenson.
Venue: 59E59's Theater B
Dates: 19 Apr - 15 May 2011

City Love Song
Playwright: Jack Finnegan
Director: Tralen Doler
Producer: four fins ink
Synopsis: An evolving story in three cycles: first a tale about New York was presented in 24 American cities, and now a spoken portrait of America is to be presented in 13 international cities, which in turn will be the subject of the third and final story.
Cast: Jack Finnegan
Venue: 59E59's Theater C
Dates: 3 - 15 May 2011

World Trade Center View
Playwright: Brian Sloan
Director: Andrew Volkoff
Producer: WTC View Onstage
Synopsis: On the night before 9/11, a young man living in SoHo places an ad for a roommate online. Then, the world changes. A glimpse of life in lower Manhattan during the strange days of September 2001.
Cast: TBA
Venue: 59E59's Theater C
Dates: 19 May - 12 Jun 2011

I Married Wyatt Earp book
Score: Michele Brourman
Lyrics: Sheilah Rae
Book: Thomas Edward West and Sheilah Rae
Director: Cara Reichel
Producer: Prospect Theatre Company and New York Theatre Barn
Synopsis: Young Josie Marcus is nothing like the girls back home. Passionate and fearless, she leaves behind her upper class Jewish family for the adventure of Tombstone, Arizona - home of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp.
Cast: TBA
Venue: 59E59's Theater B
Dates: 20 May - 12 Jun 2011

Play About My Dad
Playwright: Boo Killebrew
Director: Lee Sunday Evans
Producer: Collaboration Town
Synopsis: As Boo writes about her dad, Larry, and the hurricane that almost drowned their Mississippi hometown, the story becomes about an entirely different storm.
Cast: TBA
Venue: 59E59's Theater C
Dates: 16 Jun - 2 Jul 2011

Eyes Of Babylon
Playwright: Jeff Key
Director: Yuval Hadadi
Producer: Babylon To Broadway, LLC/The Mehadi Foundation
Synopsis: U.S. Marine Jeff Key transforms his Iraq journal into a solo-performance about going to war as a 34-year-old gay man at the heady start of the Iraq invasion only to find the war is not what it seems and the greatest battle is with himself.
Cast: TBA
Venue: 59E59's Theater B
Dates: 14 Jun - 3 Jul 2011

There is one more show to be announced to complete the line up for 59E59's 2011 Americas Off-Broadway Festival.

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