The weather is warming up, which means it's time to find out what will play at Off-Broadway's 59E59 Theaters this summer. Kicking off the programming will be the annual East to Edinburgh Festival which runs in Theater C July 11-30 ahead of Scotland's Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August.
East to Edinburgh gives productions headed to the annual Scottish festival (which offers over 3,000 productions from around the world) a chance to do a short preview run and raise money prior to crossing the pond for their Fringe runs. Read about how the Edinburgh Fringe actually inspired the founding of 59E59 and how it continues to be a part of the Off-Broadway theatre in this interview with Artistic Director Val Day and Managing Director Brian Beirne.
Following East to Edinburgh, the lineup will be as follows in Theater A: Sam Wright and Nicholas Collett's Prejudice and Pride (July 13-August 20) and Theresa Rebeck's Dig (September 2-October 22). Playing in Theater B will be Charles White's Unentitled(July 21-August 6), Robert Montano's SMALL (August 12-September 2) and Allan and Pat Harris' Cross That River (September 13-October 8). Lastly, Theater C will see stagings of Brendan George's A Eulogy for Roman (August 8-27), Ahsan Ali and Lisa Jill Anderson's Friends with Amenities (September 14-30), and The Pool Plays 3.0 (October 8-28). As part of the Makers Series, The Pool Plays 3.0 will consist of Jessica Charles' Antiquated F*ckery, Andrea Stolowitz's The Berlin Diaries, and Naren Weiss' Two Brown Porters.
Full casting and creative teams for the productions will be announced at a later date.
“This trust in and collaboration with indie theatre makers who are known for producing thought-provoking work has increased our ability to present wider scope of work. I'm always looking for surprises, humor, or something that tells a story in ways that I've never seen before, and this season gives us exactly that," said Artistic Director Val Day.