Marathon 2009 offers nine World Premieres of one-act plays in two separate evenings. The two series will run in rotating repertory. Click here for a schedule of Series B
Ensemble Studio Theatre's Series A has the following shows:
by Garrett M. Brown*
directed by Linsay Firman
10-year-old Gary has sent out coupons from magazines in hopes of getting mail. But, on this night in November 1958, it's a real person who arrives instead... the Americana Encyclopedia salesman. He brings knowledge not only of Norman Rockwell and even perhaps Hugh Hefner, but there?s something in the air of things bygone and things to come.
by Maggie Bofill
directed by Pamela Berlin
When a woman runs out of her very expensive face cream all hell breaks loose. Because ?Face Cream? isn't ever really about just face cream.
For the Love of God, St. Teresa
by Christine Farrell
directed by Deborah Hedwall
A girls' lavatory in a Catholic School in 1962 becomes the battleground for a nun and her smartest, wildest eighth grader. They find each other and their favorite Mystic in the process.
by Tommy Smith
directed by William Carden
A soldier re-encounters his family members one-by-one on the night of his return from war.
by Kia Corthron
directed by Will Pomerantz
It takes high-speed recklessness for a crash. In the stock market. And the vehicles behind piling up...