59E59 THEATERS Presents
EAST TO EDINBURGH Theater B
Sample the excitement of the world's largest arts festival without leaving New York!
59E59 Theaters' annual East to Edinburgh festival features a dizzying lineup of North American companies eager to fine-tune their work before heading to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland.
July 11-13 at 6:15 & July 15 at 2:15
Fundamental Theater Project presents
By AISHA JOSIAH
Directed by JAMIE SIMS
with Lauren Downie & Tessa Fairey
Peter Shaffer Award recipient Aisha Josiah brings us a tour de force, one person show that explores gender identity, the roles we choose to play and the roles thrust upon us. A headless cat, bizarre sexual conquests, and girls behaving monstrously - just another night in Dunningham! Narrated by Saff (who's on the run) and Oli (who should be!), an unforgettable, adventurous evening unfolds, where conforming to (and combatting) society's expectations of lads and lasses leads them both down a dangerous path - one that will change the course of their lives forever.
July 11 at 8:15 & July 16 at 7:15
New Vintage Ensemble presents
THE DARLING CORE
Written and performed by CONOR ANTHONY O'BRIEN & SIMONE DANIEL
Directed by DANIEL HOLME
An original dark comedy about the original dark couple. The Darling Core (comprised of Adam & Lilith) is a somewhat modern vaudeville duo, struggling to remain interesting to the world and each other. Adam and Lilith have been together for (quite possibly) eternity, trudging from stage to stage trying to be heard by anyone who will listen. The play pulls back the curtain on these performers to reveal the passionate and terrible people they can be. Following yet another series of dismal performances, Adam and Lilith face each other for control of their art, their futures and their own voices. Their story reveals their clandestine roles in major world events, dark love affairs and terribly bad vaudeville bits. Inspired loosely by co-creator/co-star Conor O'Brien's ancestor, famed vaudeville star Tony Hart (of "Harrigan & Hart") and the concepts of history repeating itself.
July 12-15 at 8:15 & July 16 at 4:15
Pocono Mountains Theater Company presents
TALES OF LIFE AND DEATH
By CRAIG LUCAS
Directed by HUNTER BIRD
with Richard Kline & Pamela Shaw
Voyeuristic theatre critics, bartenders with too much spirit and mysterious strangers looking for love in the afternoon in Pulitzer/Tony Award nominee Craig Lucas's zany, touching collection of four one-act plays starring Richard Kline (Three's Company) and Pamela Shaw (Swingers).
July 14 & 15 at 6:15, July 16 at 2:15
Weird Sisters, LLC. & Jodi Tovay presents
By SUSAN EVE HAAR
Directed by ABIGAIL ZEALEY BESS
with Diana Ruppe and Chris Stack
Jen and Rog are celebrating their 10th Wedding Anniversary. Their toast turns deadly when she tempts him into violence and he tries to save their marriage with an unbelievable gift. Be careful what you wish for, You might just get it.