Clubbed Thumb's 2007 Summerworks at the Ohio Theatre

Clubbed Thumb Theatre Company present their 12th annual summer festival of new plays, 'Summerworks 2007'. The entire festival takes place at The Ohio Theatre from the 30 May - 23 Jun 2007.

The Fifty States: A Pageant 0f The Americas: To open the Summerworks 2007 festival, Clubbed Thumb will present an evening of one-minute playlettes about each state in the union. This is a free event being held on Wed 30 May 2007 at 8pm.

This year�s three mainstage productions are:

  • Greedy
    Written by: Karl Gajdusek
    Directed by: Drew Barr
    Synopsis: Paul, thinking he can handle it, goes and answers a mysterious email with a titillating offer. Is it a scam or a golden opportunity? Greedy is about how, in the wake of this plea for money, five people struggle with their greed, hope, desire, and integrity.
    Dates: 3 - 9 Jun 2007
  • Amazons and their Men
    Written by: Jordan Harrison
    Directed by: Ken Rus Schmoll
    Synopsis: The Frau used to make beautiful films for a fascist government. Now she's trying to direct a film that's simply beautiful. The Frau casts herself in the lead role of the Amazon queen Penthesilea, who falls for Achilles on the battlefield of the Trojan War. But when her actors start disappearing, it becomes difficult for the Frau to ignore the real war outside her sound stage. Inspired by the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl.
    Dates: 10 - 16 Jun 2007
  • One Thing I Like To Say Is
    Written by: Amy Fox
    Synopsis: Lina may have had a brother, may have had a Scottish butler, and may have had a lot more family than she likes to acknowledge. But the stories we tell ourselves can be more powerful than the ones we are forced to play out.
    Dates: 17 - 23 Jun 2006


Karl Gajdusek is a San Francisco native, now living in Los Angeles. He has a B.A. from Yale University, and is a member of Annex Theatre in Seattle. His plays, which have been produced across the country, include: FUBAR, Fair Game, Silverlake, North, Minneapolis and Dr.s F.s in the Terminal Ward.

Jordan Harrison' is a graduate of Brown University's MFA Playwriting program, and is a resident playwright at New Dramatists. His plays include: Doris To Darlene (forthcoming at Playwrights Horizons), Act A Lady and and Finn In The Underworld.

Amy Fox is a graduate of Amherst College and received her Master's degree, in fiction writing, from Brooklyn College in May 2005. Her plays include: By Proxy, Summer Cyclone, Heights and Honeymoon Hotel.

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