Casting has been announced for Summer Shorts 2017, this year's edition of the annual short play festival. The series will run from July 21 through September 2 at 59E59 Theaters and features six new works by acclaimed New York playwrights.
Series A, which officially opens on July 30, includes three plays: Playing God, written by Alan Zweibel, directed by Maria Mileaf, and featuring Bill Buell (Urinetown), Flora Diaz (TV's Gotham), Dana Watkins (The Jazz Age), and Welker White (Search and Destroy); Jack, written by Melissa Ross, directed by Mimi O'Donnell, and featuring Quincy Dunn-Baker (Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), and Claire Karpen (Sylvia); and Acolyte, written by Graham Moore, directed by Alexander Dinelaris, and featuring Orlagh Cassidy (Hamlet), Ted Koch (Death of a Salesman), Sam Lilja (TV's Billions), and Brontë England-Nelson ('''Tis Pity She's a Whore'').
Series B, which officially opens on August 6, offers three additional works: Break Point, written and directed by Neil LaBute and featuring John Garrett Greer (TV's The Blacklist) and KeiLyn Durrel Jones (Troilus and Cressida); A Woman, written by Chris Cragin-Day, directed by Kel Haney, and featuring Mark Boyett (Martin Luther on Trial) and Jennifer Ikeda (Vietgone); and Wedding Bash, written by Lindsey Kraft and Andrew Leeds, directed by J.J. Kandel, and featuring Georgia Ximenes Lifsher (#serials@theflea), Donovan Mitchell (Father Comes Home From the Wars), Rachel Napoleon (Amazon's Good Girls Revolt), and Andy Powers (The Blacklist).
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