JUL 8, 2015 - JUL 11, 2015

59E59 THEATERS Presents

EAST TO EDINBURGH
in Theater B

EXPERIENCE THE EXCITEMENT OF EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE WITHOUT LEAVING NEW YORK!

Every August, performing arts pilgrims converge on the cultural mecca of Edinburgh. Catch our North American companies before they make the journey across the pond in the closest thing to Festival Fringe this side of the Atlantic.

EAST TO EDINBURGH returns to 59E59 with shows in both Theater B and C giving North American shows the opportunity to fine-tune their acts. As in Edinburgh, the programming is not curated, the technical elements are kept to minimum, and all shows begin promptly at their advertised time!


BETTE DAVIS AIN'T FOR SISSIES

Jul 8, 9, 10 at 7:15 | See also THEATER C show times.

It's the 1939 Academy Awards, young Miss Davis is nominated for Best Actress, and the LA Times LEAKED the winners EARLY! Witness Bette's most defining moments as a tenacious young starlet. With humor and unabashed frankness Jessica Sherr journey's into Bette Davis' battle to win freedom from the grip and control of the Hollywood studio moguls studio executives.

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COSMONAUT

Jul 9, 10, 11 at 9:15

And somewhere in the middle of that, she died. Well, I say she died, what I really meant is... she left. And then you were left. So, this. This is where our story starts. I wanted to write you a song about heartbreak so great it would bring her running to you and make you not even care that she's back. But I'm rubbish at guitar. And I've been crying a lot. And reading a lot of reddit. So, I went on a mission to find the worst sex tip Cosmo ever printed. You're welcome. Love, Ryan (writer/performer of award-winning sold out Sex With Animals)

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GARY BUSEY'S ONE-MAN HAMLET AS PERFORMED BY DAVID CARL

Jul 11, 12 at 7:15

Having triumphed in Celebrity Big Brother, survived Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew, taken on Meatloaf and Donald Trump, Keanu Reeves' favourite co-star now undertakes his biggest challenge yet: performing all the parts in Hamlet at the Edinburgh Fringe with songs and homemade puppets - anything could happen!

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TAR BABY

Jul 7 at 7:15; Jul 11, 12 at 4:15

Can American only dream in black & white? Huffington Post 'Favorite Female Comedian' Desiree Burch decides in this funny, inclusive and insightful solo show about the scary and divisive topic of race. Burch brings 'kinetic showmanship' (NY Times) and a few carnival games to her perspective on America's growing majority of minority experiences.

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