59E59 THEATERS Presents
Join us for the New York Edinburgh Festival Preview and toast a dozen American shows heading to Scotland's capital city to take part in the largest cultural extravaganza in the world!
EAST TO EDINBURGH aims to mimic at 59E59 Theaters the conditions these US companies will encounter at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as closely as possible. As in Edinburgh, the programming is not curated, the technical elements are kept to minimum, and all shows begin promptly at their advertised time!
666 DSM: A DARK COMEDY ABOUT SANITY, SOCIETY AND SPIRITUALITYJul 8 & 9 at 6:30
One actor enacts 6 characters with 6 different mental disorders inspired by the DSM. This darkly comedic show is a satire on how our society perceives mental "dis-orders," as well as the sanity (or lack thereof) in things both sacred and profane.
Buy tickets for 666DSM for $15 (59E59 Members $10.50)
LOVE. GUTS. HIGHSCHOOLJul 10 at 6:30, Jul 17 at 8:30, Jul 20 at 4:30
Super high schooler Jeanette achieves everything she sets her mind to...except for love. See what happens when Jeanette stops listening to her Magic 8 ball and starts listening to her heart.
Buy tickets for LOVE. GUTS. HIGHSCHOOL for $15 (59E59 Members $10.50)
DRIVING WITH THE PARKING BRAKE UPJul 11 at 6:30, Jul 12, 13 at 4:30
Foot's on the gas but you've barely made it down the block? These two characters learn that the only road-block to reaching their dreams is themselves. A comedy in two acts: Mangos & Rice and The Wedding Warrior. Buckle up for this hilariously heart-warming adventure!
Buy tickets for DRIVING WITH THE PARKING BRAKE UP for $15 (59E59 Members $10.50)
HI, HITLERJul 10, 11, 12 at 8:30, Jul 13 at 2:30
A German-Jew's heil-arious solo blitzcomedy on growing up in the Pohl Circus, being fascinated by Der Fuhrer from age four, immigration and longing to fit in.
Buy tickets for HI, HITLER for $15 (59E69 Members $10.50)
RUNNING INTO MEJul 12 at 2:30, Jul 13 at 7:30
A call from home sends Vickie Tanner on a whirlwind tour of her life, proving wherever you go - there you are. The extraordinary, true story of Vickie Tanner's escape from the drug and prison culture of her youth in South Central Los Angeles to NYC.
Buy tickets for RUNNING INTO ME for $15 (59E59 Members $10.50)
NAKED IN ALASKAJul 12 at 6:30, Jul 15 at 8:30, Jul 20 at 2:30
Two girls escape California to work at a strip club in the Alaskan wilderness. An adventure that begins in innocence lures them into a 10-year career that tests the limits of friendship and the will to survive.
Buy tickets for NAKED IN ALASKA for $20 (59E59 Members $14)
THE RAP GUIDE TO RELIGIONJul 15 & 16 at 6:30
The creator of the off-Broadway hit Rap Guide to Evolution ("Astonishing and brilliant" NY Times) returns with a new show about the origins of religion. Is religious faith an evolutionary adaptation or a virus of the mind? Hip-hop and the science the spirituality. It's time to eff with the ineffable.
Buy tickets for THE RAP GUIDE TO RELIGION for $20 (59E59 Members $14)
BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIESJul 11, 12 at 9:15 (Theater B)
July 16, 18, 19 at 8:30 (Theater C)
It's early evening of the 1939 Academy Awards, young Miss Davis is nominated for Best Actress and the Los Angeles Times leaks the Oscar winners early! Newspaper in hand, the bold Bette Davis decides to leave. See what happens when someone who always wins... loses. Check out the trailer
Buy tickets for BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIES for $20 (59E59 Members $14)
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, THE ROCK MUSICALJul 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 6:30
Shakespearean Comedy with a rock and roll twist! Fickle teenage love, magic and comedy in this modern retelling of the Shakespeare classic.
Buy tickets for MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM for $20 (59E59 Members $14)
JAY Z&ME: A FAST TALKING MEMOIRJul 9 at 7:15 (Theater B)
Jul 19 at 4:30 (Theater C)
Tiny, 60-year-old white woman obsessed with Jay Z, breaks her back at his baptismal concert at Barclays, solo shows the tale, and finally meets the MAN! All while living, loving, and working in New York City with no cell phone.
Buy tickets for JAY Z&ME for $15 (59E59 Members $10.50)
SINGLEMARRIEDGIRLJul 19 at 2:30, Jul 20 at 7:30
Funny, poignant, quirky and cool, SINGLEMARRIEDGIRL Laurel is the girl you always thought you wanted to be…until you read her blog!
Buy tickets for SINGLEMARRIEDGIRL for $15 (59E59 Members $10.50)
THE GOD BOX, A DAUGHTER'S STORYJul 22, 23 at 6:30
Startling discovery, based on NYT bestseller: deceased mother's private notes to God trigger a daughter's unraveling. You'll laugh, cry and want to call your Mother.
Buy tickets for THE GOD BOX, A DAUGHTER'S STORY for $15 (59E59 Members $10.50)
what do you meanJul 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 at 8:30, Jul 27 at 2:30
A wannabe playwright types frantically as real theatre people teach him how it's done, a hysterical look at how plays are created for festivals! Everyone who has seen a play thinks they can write one, but can they?
Buy tickets for what do you mean for $20 (59E59 Members $14)
ADVENTURES OF THE SINGING ACUPUNCTURIST: BIG O FINDS HER SOULJul 26 at 2:30
A one-woman musical, Olivia the Singing Acupuncturist, explores the stuffs that heal the soul. Storytelling, music, and laughter for whole family!
Buy tickets for THE ADVENTURES OF THE SINGING ACUPUNCTURIST: BIG O FINDS HER SOUL for $15 (59E59 Members $10.50)
DECONSTRUCTING THE SURROGATEJul 26, 27 at 4:30
Centered around a disarmingly intimate duet, Deconstructing the Surrogate is an immersive multimedia experience that inhabits elements both narrative, and non-narrative.
Buy tickets for DECONSTRUCTING THE SURROGATE for $15 (59E59 Members $10.50)