Brits and drunkards and bears, oh my!
59E59 Theaters has announced the productions for its 2013 winter season, which will begin in January with Jack Finnegan's solo show, City Love Song: Home, and close with their Brits Off Broadway festival, which runs through June 30.
City Love Song: Home will be directed by Tralen Doler and run from January 8-20. The work is described as the summation of Finnegan's extensive travels around six continents.
The season will also include Working on a Special Day (January 10-February 10), based on Una Giornata Particolare by Ettore Scola, Ruggero Maccari, and Gigliola Fanton, in which two actors explore the life-changing encounter between an overworked housewife and a mysterious bachelor in May 1938; Paul Bomba's The Man Under (January 25-February 17), the tale of three friends who learn to speak up about how they really feel, directed by Benjamin Kamine; Barbara Blatner's Years of Sky (February 21-March 10), which chronicles the doomed love affair of a biracial couple set against 30 years of American politics, directed by Christopher Scott ; Mark Rigney's Bears, which concerns three zoo bears who escape to the wilderness, directed by Kristin McCarthy Parker (March 14-31); and Christoph Willibald Gluck's comic opera The Reformed Drunkard (March 16-24), in which a drunkard arranges the marriage of his niece, directed by Philip Shneidman.
The 2013 Winter season will come to a close with Brits Off Broadway (March 26-June 30), the only festival in New York City celebrating new British theater. A full line-up of productions for Brits will be announced at a later date.