Unfiltered 2012

Ensemble Studio Theatre
549 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Unfiltered 2012 features five brand new full-length plays from these playwrights in studio productions, with a new play opening each week and rotating in rep. First up in the festival is The Secret Catcher by Chiara Atik, directed by Tom Wojtunik, in which a young woman negotiates her first romance while trying to determine the truth of a family curse. The play opens Friday, November 9, at 7:00 p.m. and continues Saturday, November 10, at 7:00 p.m.; Thursday, November 15, at 7:00 p.m.;Saturday, November 17, at 7:00 p.m.; and concludes on Sunday, November 11, at 3:00 p.m. Next is Myrna In Transit by Angela Hanks, directed by Chuck Patterson. After her sister passes, Myrna is haunted by the sorrows of everyone in her Texas hometown. Wherever she goes, everyone feels a little bit better, except her. Performances are on Wednesday, November 14; Friday, November 16, at 7pm and conclude on Sunday, November 18 at 3:00 p.m. The Bird and The Two-Ton Weight by Darcy Fowler, directed by John Giampietro is the third play in the Festival. Faced with an unhappy present, a woman discovers her late mother's journal and escapes into the wild times of a young actress in a bygone decade, in London and on her own for the first time. The play opens on Thursday, November 29, and continues on Friday, November 30; Saturday, December 1; Thursday, December 6; and Saturday, December 8. All performances are at 7:00 p.m. Going Out and Coming Back by Alexander Borinsky, directed by Colleen Sullivan, is the tale of a young girl who spends two summers coming of age as a member of an all-women trombone ensemble. The play opens on Wednesday, December 5, at 7:00 p.m. and continues on Friday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m.; Thursday, December 13, at 7:00 p.m.; and Saturday, December 15, at 7:00 p.m.; and concludes Saturday, December 8 at 2:00 p.m. Stiff by Ryan Dowler, directed by RJ Tolan, is the fifth and final play in the Festival. Terrence is ready to build a new life with his new girlfriend, but his grief-stricken, mortality-obsessed best friend Omar is mourning his dead wife in a unique and disturbing way. Performances begin Tuesday, December 11 and continue Wednesday, December 12 and Friday, December 14, with all shows at 7:00 p.m.

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