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City Love Song at 59E59 from 3 - 15 May 2011

59E59 Theaters presents the New York City premiere of City Love Song, written by and starring Jack Finnegan, with direction by Tralen Doler, as part of their Americas Off-Broadway Festival.

The show opens at 59e59's Theatre C on the 6 May 2011, following previews from 3 May, and runs through to 15 May 2011.

City Love Song: A traveler's tale of America, a story drawn from 13 weeks of railroad track and city sidewalks. Jack Finnegan presents a portrait of our country, constructed from the character of 24 American cities and the land and waters between them.

Jack Finnegan's first tale, about New York, was performed in 24 American Cities as well as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. After his Americas Off Broadway run, Jack will take these American stories to 13 international cities.

Jack Finnegan (playwright/actor) is a Midwestern-bred artist and writer who has lived in New York City since 1996. He has written two books, revised a book about New York City, and is editing a memoir of the Korean War. In addition to the third cycle of 'City Love Song,' Finnegan has a work forthcoming on Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

Tralen Doler (director) is a New York-based director and choreographer. Doler is Artistic Director for The Little Theater on the Square (Illinois), and has directed and choreographed productions all over the country including national tours of 'A Christmas Carol' starring Barry Williams, Jeff Conaway and Jackée Harry. Tralen also serves as resident director for Cohoes Music Hall (New York) where he has directed over 30 productions. His 'La Cage aux Folles' for the Arizona Broadway Theatre earned him an Arizoni Award for Best Director and Choreographer. As Artistic Associate of the Actors Repertory Theatre (Washington) he directed critically acclaimed productions of 'Born Yesterday,' 'The Drawer Boy,' 'Moonlight and Magnolias' and 'Rabbit Hole.'

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