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 A Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon Series B Performances Include: Blood from a Stoner by Jeanne Dorsey directed by Maria Mileaf An elderly and, as it turns out, stoned father and his fed up daughter share a fraught lunch served by an efficient ironical waiter who adds a dash of empathy to the meal. Carol and Jill by Leslie Ayvazian On the eve of turning 60, two long time friends visit in the lobby of a Bed and Breakfast while their husbands are out buying charcoal. Daughter by Cassandra Medley directed by Petronia Paley A daughter returns from the Iraq war. Little Duck by Billy Aronson directed by Jamie Richards In Little Duck, five impure people attempt to make one pure television show. Sundance by M. Z. Ribalow directed by Matthew Penn Hickock shoots down men to protect right and justice; Jesse because he enjoys it; The Kid for revolutionary purposes. At least that's what each of them claims. But when they are faced with a monolithic, purposeless killer called Sundance, they and the groveling Barkeep must find a way to survive, and a reason for doing so.