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59E59 Announces Lineup for East to Edinburgh Festival

Find out what shows are coming to New York before flying to Scotland.

Dandy Darkly's All Aboard! will be part of the East to Edinburgh festival.
(© Atticus Stevenson)

59E59 Theaters has announced the 2018 lineup for the annual East to Edinburgh festival, running July 10-29.

The lineup is as follows: Van Gogh Find Yourself, written and performed by Walter DeForest (July 10-12); Agatha Is Missing!, written and performed by Prudence Wright Holmes (July 11, 12 & 18); Drunk Lion, written and performed by Chris Davis, and directed by Mary Tuomanen (July 13-15); In Their Footsteps, created by Ashley Adelman and Kelly Teaford, written and directed by Ashley Adelman, and featuring Chrystal Bethell, Niki Hatzidis, Caroline Peters, Kate Szekely, and Shelby Wong (July 13 & 14); Trump Lear, cocreated, written, and performed by David Carl and cocreated and directed by Michole Biancosino (July 14, 15, 20 & 22); Leviticus, written by Mandi Riggi, directed by Abigail Zealey Bess, and featuring Bryan Hamilton, Raye Levine, Sawyer Spielberg, Eric Svendsen, and Megan Tusing (July 17-19).

Also on tap are Harmon Leon's Trump American Horror Story, written and directed by Harmon Leon (July 19-21); Falkland — The War the World Forgot, written by and starring Heather Bagnall, and directed by and starring Luke Tudball (July 21 & 22); Geek, music and lyrics by George Griggs, book and direction by Paul Andrew Perez, and starring Taylor Bazos, Ethan Karas, Gracie Peselli, and Olivia Tebsherany (July 21 & 26-28); Solarplexus: An Alternative Energy Play written by Michael Galligan, and starring Galligan, Samuel Metzger, and Justin Picado (July 24, 25 & 28).

The festival concludes with Dandy Darkly's All Aboard, written and performed by Dandy Darkly, and directed by Ian Bjorklund (July 24 & 25); Brand New Jew, a DNA Comedy, written and performed by Monica Bauer, and directed by Maria Caprile (July 28 & 29); and Vivian's Music, 1969, written by Monica Bauer, directed by Glory Kadigan, and featuring Kailah S. King and Russell Jordan (July 26-29).

Created as a way to help shows get on their feet before flying off to Scotland for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, East to Edinburgh simulates the same production constraints that all shows experience during the Fringe, while giving companies a clean, comfortable, and nurturing space to fine-tune their productions.


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