59E59 THEATERS Presents
EAST TO EDINBURGH Theater C
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, 12, 13, 19 & 20 at 6:30
Walter DeForest presents
VAN GOGH FIND YOURSELF
Written and performed by WALTER DEFOREST
Audience members create art along with Vincent while the artist reveals his deepest secrets. DeForest blends storytelling, theater and live art creation in this engaging portrait of Vincent. You think you know the truth? Van Gogh Find Yourself please. #vgfy
July 11, 18 at 8:30 & July 22 at 4:30
PM2 Entertainment, Project Y Theater Company and Civil Disobedience presents
Written & performed by PETER MICHAEL MARINO
Directed by MICHOLE BIANCOSINO & THE AUDIENCE
Award-winning solo performer Peter Michael Marino (Desperately Seeking the Exit, Late with Lance!) transforms the real-life audience experiences into an improvised, comedic, vibrant life-story that's daring and different each time. You get to control the content, set and sound for this socially-anxious show that's mostly about you.
July 12 at 8:30, July 15 at 4:30 & July 16 at 7:30
Cece Otto presents
Written & performed by CECE OTTO
Directed by ROBERT SCOTT SMITH
Can you remember every day of your life? There are 12 known people in the world who are able to remember the events of any given date with stunning and accurate detail. Whether this as a blessing or a curse is up for interpretation. Come experience the power of the brain.
July 13, 15 at 8:30 & July 21 at 6:30
Amanda Erin Miller presents
HOW TO SUFFER BETTER
Written & performed by AMANDA MILLER
Celeste reads a Snapple bottle cap "Real fact":"We can't stop ourselves from suffering, but we can learn how to suffer better" shortly after discovering her fiancÚ having sex with her best friend in a bar bathroom! Though devastated, the Snapple quote intrigues and irritates, resulting in Celeste's quest to determine what it means to suffer better. Seeking out fellow sufferers to help her decode the factoid: a homeless man with a split personality, an octogenarian who invented a dating app, a mute maid longing for love, a clown enduring a bureaucratic nightmare, and an angry teen who threw a rock at Donald Trump's head, she asks which character is suffering best? It's up to you to decide.
July 14 at 6:30, July 15 & 16 at 2:30
JJewell Productions presents
By CHRISTINA ROSETTI
Adapted by JENNIFER JEWELL and MARK CABUS
Directed by MARK CABUS and PATRICK MULRYAN
With an original bluegrass score by CHRIS TRENCH
Reset in the Smoky Mountains of the Depression-era South, and adapted for the stage from the literary masterpiece by poet Christina Rossetti, Goblin Market weaves themes of sisterhood, addiction, salvation, and enchantment into a solo performance that is both relevant and accessible to all ages and cultures. Actor Jennifer Jewell commands the stage, giving transcendent life to loving sisters Laura and Lizzie as well as the barbarous goblins who plot to tear them apart.
July 14 & 22 at 8:30pm, July 26 at 6:30pm & July 29 at 2:30pm
Snowy Owl presents
THE WAITING GAME
By CHARLES GERSHMAN
Directed by NATHAN WRIGHT
With Joshua Bouchard, Marc Sinoway and Kellan Peavy
Sam's in a coma. Paolo's doing his best. When Geoff reveals a secret, reality and fantasy blur. Making its UK debut at the Edinburgh Festival, The Waiting Game explores relationships in the digital age, asking what it takes for us to heal and move forward.
July 15 at 6:30 pm, July 16 at 4:30 pm & July 18 at 6:30 pm
Chris Davis presents
ONE-MAN APOCALYPSE NOW
Written & Performed by CHRIS DAVIS
Directed by MARY TUOMANEN
Imagine Apocalypse Now performed by one-actor, in 60 minutes, recreating some of the most famous scenes from cinema history through Chris Davis' unique theatrical lense. Backed by the soundtrack of the movie, Davis explores the heart of 'darkness' through movement, sound, dance, comedy, drama, lunacy, philosophy, and more in this high-octane 60-minute tour-de-force.
July 19 at 8:30, July 22 & 23 at 2:30
Civil Disobedience Productions presents
Keeping My Kidneys
Written and performed by MINDY RAF
Directed by TARA ELLIOTT
With an open mind, heart, and vagina, NYC based Comedian Mindy Raf mixes complex conversations about coming out, modern love, loss, and sexuality with some mansplaining and weed lube stories to deliver a highly compelling, satisfyingly provocative narrative.
Mindy uses her razor-sharp wit and honed storytelling skills to challenge the romantic comedy and the roles we play in it; leaving the audience asking, "Could I ever do that?"
July 20, 25 at 8:30 & July 23 at 7:30
Thieriot Productions presents
THE OLDER BROTHERS' ALMANAC
By RICHARD THIERIOT
Directed by WES GRANTOM
with Richard Thieriot and Zach Evenskin
A darkly comic guide for brothers everywhere: how to teach, protect and permanently traumatise each other. Cain and Abel, Wedgies, Puberty: it's all here! Features classic techniques and time-honoured rituals such as The Headlock, The Dead Leg and Psychological Torture, plus Historical Accounts and Science! Guest appearances include The Royal Family, The Wright Brothers, The Kennedys, Liam and Noel Gallagher, Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine, and Billy Baldwin.
July 21, 28, 29 at 8:30, July 22 at 6:30, July 23 & 30 at 4:30
Yonder Window Theatre Company, Parity Productions and Jack Sharkey presents
Written and Performed by ROMY NORDLINGER
Developed and Directed by KATIE MCHUGH
From a Jewish immigrant fleeing Tsarist Russia to the highest paid movie star in Tinseltown, trailblazer Alla Nazimova was the first female writer, director, and producer in Hollywood. This multimedia solo performance reimagines one of the most daring and censored artists of the 20th century: 1920s silent screen icon, Broadway legend, and probably the most famous star you've never heard of.
July 25 at 6:30 & July 30 at 7:30
Squeeky Wheelz Productions presents
SOMEONE DIES AT THE END
Written by FREDDIE FULTON & MATT CONSALVO
Directed by Squeeky Wheelz Ensemble
With Leah Bezozo, Justin Michael Cooke, Fang Du, Freddie Fulton, Alinca Hamilton, Luke Hofmaier, Eddie Powers, Samantha Simone, Tiffany Small, Hope Ward, and Amy Miyako Williams.
In a post-apocalyptic USA, seven survivors are forced to seek safety together in an underground bunker. Rations dwindle. Sparks ignite. Allegiance is challenged. Tensions build along class and racial lines. How do these divisive categories apply in a world that no longer exists?
July 26 at 8:30, July 27 & July 29 at 6:30
Americana Absurdum Productions presents
By BRIAN PARKS
Directed by DAVID CALVITTO
With Matthew Boston, Christopher Carley, Brian Dykstra, and Jonathan Fishman
An absurd, fast-paced and surreal office comedy by Brian Parks (Goner and Americana Absurdum).
With their corporation on the brink of collapse, four panicking businessmen have one desperate night to save their futures. Emergency proposals, email hacking, animal sacrifice-will any of it work?
July 27 at 8:30, July 28 at 6:30, July 29 at 4:30 & July 30 at 2:30
Stock Pot Productions, Tres Brujas & Snatchtag present
CONFESSIONS OF A PERSONAL TRAINER
Written and performed by KATIE KOPAJTIC
Directed by AMANDA ROTHMAN
Katie K has always had a love/hate relationship with personal training thanks to the entitled, bratty, bitchy, f*cking insane, totally helpless, utterly incapable clients who have stolen her heart. This show is a behind the scenes look at the luxury fitness world and the unconventional relationships that blossom within it.