Upcoming events

Wed, Jul 19, 2017 - Mon, Jul 31, 2017

East to Edinburgh Festival at 59E59 Theaters: "Places"

Yonder Window Theatre Company, Parity Productions and Jack Sharkey present "Places," 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. Performances on July 21, 28, 29 at 8:30, July 22 at 6:30, July 23 & 30 at 4:30
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 - Mon, Jul 31, 2017

East to Edinburgh Festival at 59E59 Theaters

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.
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 - Wed, Jul 26, 2017

East to Edinburgh Festival at 59E59 Theaters: "The Older Brothers' Almanac"

Thieriot Productions presents "The Older Brothers' Almanac," by Richard Theriot. Directed by Wes Grantom, with Richard Theriot 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. Performances on July 20, 25 at 8:30 & July 23 at 7:30
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 - Fri, Jul 21, 2017

East to Edinburgh Festival at 59E59 Theaters: "Van Gogh Find Yourself"

"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. Performances on July 11, 12, 13, 19 & 20 at 6:30.
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 - Fri, Sep 1, 2017

Exhibit: The Rise of Newspapers in the 19th Century

Controversial elections, voting rights, abolition and slavery! In 1820s New York, while these issues burned in the minds of the public—newspapers exploded and competed as forums for debate! This exhibit looks at the newly exploding newspaper industry of the 1820s –and the entry of women and African Americans into the business of print.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 - Sat, Jul 29, 2017

East to Edinburgh Festival at 59E59 Theaters: "The Waiting Game"

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. Performances on July 14 & 22 at 8:30pm, July 26 at 6:30pm & July 29 at 2:30pm
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 - Sun, Sep 3, 2017

Summer Shorts at 59E59 Theaters

Applauded by The New York Times as "shamelessly clever and deeply satisfying!" this acclaimed festival of new American short plays from some of the country's top playwrights returns to 59E59 Theaters for an eleventh consecutive season! Featuring two separate series (A & B) of three plays each running in rotating repertory, Summer Shorts offers a diverse range of voices, styles, and subject matter. See the calendar on the event website.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 - Sun, Sep 3, 2017

Summer Shorts at 59E59 Theaters: "Acolyte"

"Acolyte," by Graham Moore. Directed by Alexander Dinelaris. With Orlagh Cassidy, Ted Koch, Sam Lilja, Bronte Englandnelson. A young, married couple who are devotees of Ayn Rand find themselves in over their heads when one of her weekly Saturday night discourses on philosophy takes a surprisingly personal turn. See website for performance dates and times.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 - Sun, Sep 3, 2017

Summer Shorts at 59E59 Theaters: "A Woman"

"A Woman," by Chris Cragin-Day. Directed by Kel Haney. With Mark Boyett, Jennifer Ikeda. Kim's church doesn't allow women to be elders. For nine years she's tried to get a woman elected and for nine years she's failed. This year, though, she's not taking "no" for an answer - regardless of the cost. But when the newly appointed pastor decides to call her bluff, Kim must decide what's most important to her as a Christian, as a progressive and as a woman. See website for performance dates and times.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 - Sun, Sep 3, 2017

Summer Shorts at 59E59 Theaters: "Break Point"

"Break Point," by Neil Labute, Directed by Neil Labute. With John Garrett Greer, Keilyn Durrel Jones. Two world-class tennis players meet on the eve of their historic semi-final match at the French Open. Soon their causal camaraderie morphs into an elusive game of cat-and-mouse. Is it just a case of psychological warfare or is something darker going? Break Point is a funny yet sobering take of masculinity, competition, sportsmanship and the great American drive to succeed. See website for performance dates and times.
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