Summer Shorts 5, at 59E59 Theaters, held an opening party on Sunday, August 14.
The series consists of eight new plays, presented in two separate series that run in rotating repertory: This, Our Time... by Alexander Dinelaris, directed by J.J. Kandel; Triple Trouble With Love written and directed by Christopher Durang; Some Women In Their Thirties Simply Start To Fall by Tina Howe, directed by Billy Hopkins; The New Testament by Neil LaBute, directed by Dolores Rice; The Green Book written and directed by Will Scheffer; Clap Your Hands by Keith Reddin, directed by Billy Hopkins; Lessons For An Unaccustomed Bride by José Rivera, directed by Jen Wineman; and Carrie & Francine by Ruby Spiegel, directed by Laura Barnett.
Participating actors include Mando Alvarado, Jeff Binder, Christian Campbell, James Chen, Nick Choksi, Erin Darke, Crystal Finn, Arthur French, Meg Gibson, Kathryn Grody, Beth Hoyt, Neal Huff, J.J. Kandel, Megan Ketch, Ted Koch, Jodie Markell, Shirley A. Rumierk, Socorro Santiago, Rebecca Schull, Ryan Cyrus Shams, Victor Slezak, Aidan Sullivan, Louise Sullivan, Maryann Towne, Ryan Tramont, and Lydia Weintraub.
Among the guests at the opening party was Tony Award winner Mandy Patinkin, who is Grody's husband.
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