East to Edinburgh festival at 59E59's Theater C
59E59 Theaters announces the 2008 line up for the 5th annual East to Edinburgh festival, taking place from Tuesday, 8 - 27 Hyl 2008 at 59E59's Theater C.
The East to Edinburgh 2008 presents:
- 7 Sins
Playwright: James Judd
Director: Randall Rapstine Synopsis: True stories from the life of writer/performer James Judd based on the seven deadly sins.
Dates: 8 - 13 Jul 2008
- Jeff Kreisler '08
Playwright: Jeff Kreisler
Synopsis: Kreisler dissects American politics and culture
Dates: 10 - 16 Jul 2008
Playwright: Robert Schneider
Director: David Robinson
Producers: Dreck Productions
Cast: Christopher J. Domig.
Synopsis: Centers on Sad, a desperately alienated illegal immigrant from Iraq, who confronts xenophobia, latent racism and ethnocentrism as he sells roses on the streets to make ends meet. He is charming, cynical, humorous, violent and sad. Although he loves the English language and American culture he misses his homeland. As Sad continues to talk, it becomes increasingly clear that he has a love-hate relationship with himself, his heritage and the western world he currently lives in.
Dates: 11 - 18 Jul 2008
- Jonathan Prager
Playwright: Jonathan Prager
Synopsis: A comical look at family life, relationships and political satire.
Dates: 15 - 22 Jul 2008
Playwright: Emily Davis
Director: Bethany Burgess-Smith
Producers: Messenger Theatre Company
Synopsis: A clown walks into a theatre. Destiny calls. She answers the phone and promptly hangs up again. Which of us is ready to take the hero's journey? Not this clown, no thank you Joseph Campbell!
Dates: 19 - 27 Jul 2008
- Queen of Wyoming
Playwright: Maggie Simpson
Director: Laura Crook
Producers: Senovva Inc
Cast: Maggie Simpson
Synopsis: Politics, music, and family all collide on the plains of the American Midwest.Maggie Simpson left a New England University where she was studying theater to campaign in conservative Wyoming with her father. Having finally found her independence and her voice,giving it up has tragic consequences.
Dates: 22 - 24 Jul 2008
- The Judgement of Paris
Adapted by: Austin McCormick with Toby Burns
Director: Austin McCormick
Producers: Company XIV
Cast: Laura Careless, Samantha Ernst, Yeva Glover, Gioia Marchese, Seth Numrich and Davon Rainey.
Synopsis: Inspired by the Greek myth 'The Judgment of Paris' in which the first ever beauty contest occurred, and informed by the stage directions of the Baroque Opera, The Judgment of Paris tells an epic story of lust, love, and tragedy, illustrating the events that lead to Paris' fateful decision to award Aphrodite the golden apple in exchange for Helen of Troy.
Dates: 23 - 25 Jul 2008
- I Lost My Laugh in the Revolution
Playwright: Shameka Cunningham
Director: Ayana Cahrr
Producers: Laugh Write Productions
Cast: Shameka Cunningham
Synopsis: A story woven from the misadventure of a soul searching narrator, the silent longing of a passionate letter writer, and the trials of a young girl rebel marching into the outside world of perilous cars, trucks, forced laughs, and heartbreak on a mission to get to the president, save the world and find her real laugh.
Dates: 25 - 27 Jul
- Queen Rit'a Blues Alley
Book: Amontaine Aurore
Music: Joseph 'Macarldie' Nibbs & Amontaine Aurore Lyrics: Amontaine Aurore
Producers: Ten Auras Productions
Cast: Amontaine Aurore
Synopsis: Rita Beckworth went from being a homeless woman living in the alley to a thriving blues singer and club owner in one fell swoop. Wanting to help her homeless friends still leading desperate lives and rid the world of evil, Rita uses her background in potion-making to 'stir things up'. But things didn't turn out exactly as planned and now she's on trial.
Dates: 26 - 27 Jul
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