This year's Youngblood production marks the first time EST's young playwright company has presented a repertory schedule of its signature collection of new one-acts and a brand new full-length play.
Henrietta Hermaline's Fall From Great Heights, by Maggie Smith, directed by Abigail Zealey Bess
A socially backward, chronically allergic young secretary is swept into a world of romance, heartbreak, and despair in Maggie Smith's lyrical fantasia. As her new flame introduces her to the world of the elite, the pigeons on her roof proclaim her the rightful Queen of the Bird People, and Henrietta is torn between the worlds of love and madness.
Hungry, by Amy Herzog, directed by Christine Farrel
A blossoming anorexic, a brainy bombshell and the girl your parents warned you about. In the middle of the 90s, in the middle of New Jersey, three friends try to hold onto each other in Amy Herzog's heartbreaking study of a turbulent suburban adolescence.
PREVIEWS Monday 1/23/06 and Tuesday 1/24/06 8pm
Opens 1/25/06 and runs Wed. - Sat. (25th - 28th) at 8pm, and Sun. 1/29 @ 3pm
Then runs Thursdays at 8pm, Saturdays at 9pm, Sundays at 3pm; 2/2/06 through 2/12/06
Appropriate For Ages: 13 and up
A Bitter Taste, by Kevin Christopher Snipes, directed by R.J. Tolan
A mild-mannered college professor and a smooth-talking divorce attorney explore the underbelly of their lifelong friendship after their world is knocked off balance by a prostitute. Who happens to be underaged. And a boy. No assumption is safe in Kevin Christopher Snipes' unsettling take on men, sex and friendship.
OPENING NIGHT Wednesday 2/1/06
PREVIEWS Monday 1/30/06 and Tuesday 1/31/06
Runs Wednesdays at 8pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 6pm; 2/1/06 through 2/ 12 /06 , then runs Wed. thru Sat. (15th - 18th) at 8pm
Appropriate For Ages: 18 and up