2007 Fall EATfest

Producers Club Grand Theatre
358 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Emerging Artists Theatre and Artistic Director Paul Adams present the Fall EATFest, a three-week festival premiering 18 plays by emerging playwrights. Series A The List by Kristyn Leigh Robinson, directed by Molly Marinik Max loves football. He really loves it. But when Jenny, his wife of two years, announces that she has a date, will he realize what's really important? Water and Discarded Hair by Jessamyn Fiore, directed by Kel Haney She cuts his hair. He'll break her heart. Two people trying to finally connect after years of a unrequited passion and mistakes. National Treasure by Jon Spano, directed by Derek Jamison A malodorous occurrence forges an unlikely bond between Barry and Melissa, two strangers who meet at the Lyceum Theatre for a memorial tribute to the late, great stage actress Lydia North. As Barry and Melissa discover the deeper meanings of human frailty, secrets are revealed and illusions shattered. Tom Cruise, Get Off the Couch by Kevin Brofsky, directed by Aimee Howard Charlie brings home Tim for a romantic tryst, probably because he thinks Tim looks like his idol, Tom Cruise. Charlie's night of fantasy, however, is sabotaged by his big friendly dog. Emily Breathes by Matt Casarino, directed by Ryan Hilliard A young man confronts a priest in a confessional, determined to reconcile their difficult past before he leaves the country. Stray by Corey Rieger, directed by Robert Cambeiro An eccentric senior citizen finds herself in the middle of a custody battle of the strangest proportions. Series B Clothes Encounter by David Almeida and Stephen J. Miller directed by Nick Micozzi After a chance meeting on a nude beach, a couple has their first date in clothes. Den of Iniquity by Patrick Gabridge, directed by Ian Streicher Gerald sneaks off to an illicit studio where people come to try one of the most addictive of habits--writing -- until his wife comes pounding on the door. Layout by Richard Ploetz, directed by Paul Adams Lucky Day by Mark Lambeck directed by Jonathan Warman An insomniac Broadway dresser clashes with a depressed actuary on the roof of their apartment building in this offbeat comedy in which two strangers from different worlds discover they have more in common than either could have suspected. UnEmbalmed by Joe Byers, directed by Carter Inskeep Two strangers grieving the same child's death must make peace with each other before either one can find peace. Is That a Gun in Your Pocket by Carol Mullen, directed by Ned Thorne Adam Walker's last few inventions have been plagued with problems, and he's got a debt he can't afford to pay. But when James, the handsome "collection agent," comes by to settle Adam's account, will it be sparks or bullets that fly? Series C The Adventures Of by Kathleen Warnock, directed by Deb Guston Tune in to "The Adventures of..." to join Maggie, Commander Zoron and Prince Kal as they fight for truth, justice, and the right to homoerotic subtext! For the Good of the Nation by Jeff Hollman, directed by Eric Chase A number of government agents about to undertake a "wet" mission, an operation that will cause the deaths of people, fall into a state of confusion and chaos as they discover that the codes they have been given have been mis-remembered or are just plain wrong. The Gipper by Peter Levine, directed by Deb Guston A middle-aged New York Jewish couple, mar ried 40 years, prepare for their weekly summer picnic in Central Park but the subject of death - their deaths - intrude - somewhere between the pickled herring and the rice pudding. Martin, Are You Mad At Me? by Colette Herbstman, directed by Samantha Manas At a popular West Village restaurant good friends, Martin and Marilyn, are enjoying dinner. When Martin becomes outraged and offended when he overhears his waiter talking about him. Can the strength of Martin and Marilyn's friendship salvage what shreds of Martin's ego remain or is he destined to a life of ordering take-out, never to set foot in another restaurant again? Safe by D.W. Gregory, directed by Ian Streicher A suburban couple fights for a sense of control over their lives as a sniper terrorizes their neighborhood with a series of random killings. Pithy by Chris Widney, directed by Melissa Attebery Desperate to get their clearly troubled, hopeless, loser son admitted, two nouveau riche parents shamelessly stroke the pompous, old headmaster of one of the most prestigious, inexplicably British sounding prep schools in the country. See schedule for performance dates and times.

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http://www.eatheatre.org