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59E59 Theaters Announces Summer Season

The East to Edinburgh and Summer Shorts festivals return to the off-Broadway theater.

Birdman scribe Alexander Dinelaris joins 59E59's Summer Shorts festival of short plays.
(© David Gordon)

59E59 Theaters has announced the productions set for its 2016 summer lineup.

The season opens with East to Edinburgh, the festival that features shows on their way to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Richard Strand's Butler, directed by Joseph Discher, then makes its New York City premiere in July, followed by the short play festival Summer Shorts, now in its 10th year. The festival will include works by Neil LaBute, Idris Goodwin, Cusi Cram, A. Rey Pamatmat, and Oscar winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman, On Your Feet!).

August will then include productions of Touch, written by Toni Press-Coffman and directed by Nathaniel Shaw, and Alice in Black and White, written by Robin Rice and directed by Kathi E.B. Ellis.

Maestro will follow in September, starring, conceived, and written by Hershey Felder, with direction by Joel Zwick. The U.S. premieres of the puppet play Bears in Space and Conor McPherson's adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's The Birds round out the season.

For tickets and more information about the 59E59 summer season, click here.