59E59 Theaters' annual East to Edinburgh festival is a unique showcase of 13 shows headed to the world's largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, this summer.
July 10, 11, & 12
Walter DeForest presents
Van Gogh Find Yourself
Written and performed by Walter DeForest
DeForest blends storytelling, theater and live art creation in this engaging portrait of Vincent Van Gogh.
July 11, 12, & 18
Prudence Wright Holmes presents
Agatha is Missing
Written and performed by Prudence Wright Holmes
Ace Detective, Miss Clarissa Marbles has arrived to solve the mysterious disappearance of the famous mystery writer, Agatha Christie and she will not rest until she finds out whodunnit.
July 13 & 14
Infinite Variety Productions presents
In Their Footsteps
By Ashley Adelman & Kelly Teaford
Directed by Ashley Adelman
With Caroline Peters, Chrystal Bethell, Kate Szekely, Niki Hatzidis, & Shelby Wong*
Based on interviews with five women In Their Footsteps is an unflinching and poignant journey into the lives of American women who served in Vietnam.
July 13, 14, & 15
Chris Davis presents
Written and performed by Chris Davis
Directed by Mary Tuomanen
Drunk Lion follows an alcoholic Lion who spends his days drinking into oblivion in a cantina, until he meets Chris, a young foreigner learning how to speak Spanish. The unlikely pair forge an intoxicated bond over life, love, and alcohol.
July 14, 15, 20, & 22
Project Y Theatre presents
Co-Created by David Carl & Michole Biancosino
Written and performed by David Carl
Directed by Michole Biancosino
Actor and impersonator, Carl David, is being held without bail for performing his Trump-inspired version of Shakespeare's King Lear. The stakes are high as he is forced to perform it for the President: if Trump likes Carl and his show, Carl lives. If not, Carl dies.
July 17, 18, & 19
Where Are They Going Theatre Company presents
By Mandi Riggi
Directed by Abigail Zealey Bess
With Sawyer Spielberg*, Raye Levine, Eric Svendsen, Megan Tusing*, & Bryan Hamilton
Austin and Jess host a dinner party to celebrate the upcoming nuptials of friends Robert and Stacia. Drinks are served, sausages are flung, and the night quickly devolves into madness when secrets from the past surface.
July 19, 20, & 21
Harmon Leon presents
Harmon Leon's Trump American Horror Story
Written and performed by Harmon Leon
Comedian, VICE contributor, and author of Meet the Deplorables, Harmon Leon leads us on a multimedia journey into the horrors of Trump America to such locales as a Hell House in Texas and a Christian haunted house where they scare the living Jesus into you. Plus, songs...
July 21 & 22
Tasty Monster Productions presents
FALKLAND - The War The World Forgot
By Heather Bagnall
Directed by Luke Tudball
With Heather Bagnall & Luke Tudball*
The extraordinary story of the ordinary citizens of a tiny island, the 10-and-a-half week war the world forgot, and the inhabitants whose lives were forever changed by the decisions of political leaders a world away.
July 21, 26, 27, & 28
Infinity Repertory Theatre Company
Music and lyrics by George Griggs
Book by Paul Andrew Perez
Directed by Paul Andrew Perez
With Taylor Bazos, Ethan Karas, Gracie Peselli, & Olivia Tebsherany
Raised in Bible thumping Hopeless Junction, USA, Gibby Stone is a gentle-hearted teenager who simply wants to fit in. But quack medical treatment transforms her into a modern Elephant Man. Run out of town, she searches for acceptance and redemption.
July 24 & 25
Dandy Darkly presents
Dandy Darkly's All Aboard
Written and performed by Dandy Darkly
Directed by Ian Bjorklund
Join NYC's cult horror raconteur, Dandy Darkly aboard the Gaybird Steamer for the sleaziest, smartest ride of your life. Enjoy a dripping earful of Southern Gothic grotesquery: country fried robots, African spider gods, beauty shop gossip, and squeamish family freakery!
July 24, 25, & 28
Project Mercury presents
Solarplexus: An Alternative Energy Play
By Michael Galligan
Directed by Jaye Hunt
Composed by Robert Fernandez
With Melissa Mahoney, Samuel Metzger, Justin Picado, and Michael Galligan
A sci-fi comedy about a woman trying to stop the apocalypse with a pedal-powered bicycle. Standing in her way are her delusional father, her corporate sellout brother, and the ominous tech mogul who just might have created the problem in the first place.
July 26, 27, 28, & 29
Good Works Productions presents
Vivian's Music, 1969
By Monica Bauer
Directed by Glory Kadigan
With Russell Jordan* & Kailah S. King
Inspired by the real event of the death of a 14 year old black girl. A bubbly bundle of energy named Vivian, the mysterious jazz legend Luigi Wells, and the racial tensions of a segregated American city in 1969 combine in this fantasia on race, music, and family, before the riot comes.
July 28 & 29
Good Works Productions presents
Brand New Jew, a DNA Comedy
Written and performed by Monica Bauer
Directed by Maria Caprile
What happens when a DNA test gives an adoptee a brand new view of herself? Award-winning playwright and performer Monica Bauer takes us on a tour through the Identity Maze and comes out laughing.
*Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association