Midtown International Theatre Festival 2003

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$15.00; $12.00 students/seniors; $99.00 festival pass

About This Show

The Fourth Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival features one of the most eclectic collections of theatrical works in town. From musicals about Bigfoot and Leopold and Loeb to a new take on Strindberg and a one-man Macbeth, to environmental theatre and a transplanted hit from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival — the MITF has it all. Approximately two dozen works will
be offered for public consumption during the Festival’s three-week run, from July 14th – August 3rd.

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This year’s Festival lineup includes:

AMERICAN TREACLE
An hour of musical sketch comedy from the 10:17 comedy troupe.
Schedule: Thursday, July 17th at 4pm, Saturday, July 19th at 9:40pm,
Tuesday July 22nd at 8:15pm, Sunday, July 27th at 11:15am
Thursday, July 31st at 5:50pm, Sunday, August 3rd at 3:05pm

BKC
A new comedy with music, two brothers, their dreams, and a few kicks in the testicles. ‘Nuff said.
Schedule: Thursday, July 17th at 5:30pm, Sunday, July 20th at 8pm, Wednesday, July 23rd at 4pm, Saturday, July 26th at 5pm, Wednesday, July 30th at 6pm, Saturday, August 2nd at 7:05pm

THE COLONEL’S WIFE
An environmental Theatre de Camara piece about the widow of an Argentine colonel who comes to New York to start a new life.
Schedule: Monday, July 14th at 4pm, Tuesday, July 15th at 6:30pm, Sunday, July 20th at 2pm, Wednesday, July 23rd at 9pm, Sunday, July 27th at 4:45pm, Thursday, July 31st at 6:45pm, Saturday, August 2nd at 7:15pm

COMPANIONS
A lively bunch of Blue-Collar men and women from Bay Ridge live life to the fullest, even through the many dark moments
of marriage and personal survival in the 1980s, as life, like fine wine, runs into its vintage years.
Schedule: Tuesday, July 15th at 6:40pm, Sunday, July 20th at 11:00am, Thursday, July 24th at 4:15pm, Sunday, July 27th at 6:35pm, Friday, August 1st at 6:10pm, Saturday, August 2nd at 4:50pm

CRIMINAL: A Short Tragedy about a Counter-transferential Transference
A dark comedy in which psychoanalysts and their patients play a perverse game of hide-and-seek in the labyrinth of their relationships and hang-ups.
Schedule: Wednesday, July 16th at 4pm, Sunday, July 20th at 9:50pm,
Tuesday, July 22nd at 9:45pm, Friday, July 25th at 6pm, Wednesday, July 30th at 7:50pm, Saturday, August 2nd at 9:05pm

FAVORITE COLORS
Five former psychiatric hospital patients consume hashish brownies at a party.
Schedule: Tuesday, July 15th at 4pm, Friday, July 18th at 6pm, Wednesday, July 23rd at 6pm, Saturday, July 26th at 6:10pm, Tuesday, July 29th at 6pm, Wednesday, July 30th at 6:15pm

(Gone With) MISS JULIE
The August Strindberg work, transplanted to the Deep South of 1895, and using American music, song and characters.
Schedule: Thursday, July 17th at 4pm, Saturday, July 19th at 3:45pm, Sunday, July 20th at 6pm, Thursday, July 24th at 7pm, Saturday, July 26th at 8:45pm, Sunday, July 27th at 6:30pm, Monday, July 28th at 9pm, Thursday, July 31st at 8:30pm, Friday, August 1st at 4pm

JUMPERS
A 9/11-themed play, which was a hit at the 2002 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Schedule: Monday, July 14th at 8:30pm, Thursday, July 17th at 6pm, Monday, July 21st at 6:30pm, Wednesday, July 23rd at 4pm, Friday, August 1st at 8:45pm, Saturday, August 2nd at 12pm

JUST US BOYS
This comedy-drama looks at the lives and loves of five men sharing the chorus dressing room of a new Broadway musical.
Schedule: Saturday, July 19th at 3:30pm, Sunday, July 20th at 3:45pm, Tuesday, July 22nd at 4pm, Saturday, July 26th at 8:40pm, Tuesday, July 29th at 6:30pm, Sunday, August 3rd at 11am

LILIA!
One-woman show about the life of actress Lilia Skala, an Academy Award nominee for Lilies of the Field, as seen through the eyes of her granddaughter.
Schedule: Thursday, July 17th at 9:10pm, Saturday, July 26th at 3:10pm, Thursday, July 31st at 4pm

MY LIFE IN THE TRENCHES
A returnee from last year’s MITF, Jill Dalton brings an updated
version of her one-woman show about an actress struggling to make it in New York.
Schedule: Wednesday, July 16th at 5:30pm, Sunday, July 27th at 4:35pm, Saturday, August 2nd at 12:50pm

NICE GUYS FINISH…
Cutting across time and space, funny stories are told, opposing viewpoints and horrible blind dates are recounted and re-enacted as six characters try to understand the
opposite sex – with an unexpected outcome.
Schedule: Tuesday, July 15 at 8:55pm, Sunday, July 20 at 6:05pm, Tuesday, July 22 at 6:20pm, Friday, July 25 at 7:30pm, Thursday, July 31 at 7:20pm, Sunday, August 3 at 1:20pm

THE OVERDEVELOPMENT OF SCOTT
A science-fiction “anti-musical” set in a futuristic society where humans are bred for addictions, such as nicotine and sex.
Schedule: Tuesday, July 15th at 8:15pm, Saturday, July 19th at 8:30pm, Monday, July 21st at 4pm, Saturday, July 26th at 11:30am, Monday, July 28th at 6:30pm, Sunday, August 3rd at 1:15pm

THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF PRINCE JEN
A full-blown musical done in the style of a Chinese Opera.
Schedule: Monday, July 14th at 5:45pm, Saturday, July 19th at 5:45pm, Sunday, July 20th at 8pm, Tuesday, July 22nd at 8:15pm, Thursday, July 24th at 4pm, Sunday, July 27th at 2pm, Tuesday, July 29th at 8:30pm, Thursday, July 31st at 4pm, Friday, August 1st at 6pm, Saturday, August 2nd at 2pm, Sunday, August 3rd at 3:45pm

STAINED GLASS UGLY
Two people, one of whom has been disfigured in a freak accident, try to build a relationship together.
Schedule: Tuesday, July 15th at 4:30pm, Friday, July 18th at 6:50pm, Wednesday, July 23rd at 8:30pm, Saturday, July 26th at 1pm, Sunday, July 27th at 8:50pm, Thursday, July 31st at 9:15pm

THAT PLAY
A one-man version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Schedule: Saturday, July 19th at 5:50pm, Friday, July 25th at 9:25pm, Friday, August 1st at 4:20pm

THRILL ME, The Musical Story of Leopold & Loeb
Two-character musical about Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, who were convicted in 1924 for a murder for thrills.
Schedule: Wednesday, July 16th at 7:30pm, Saturday, July 19th at 7:40pm, Thursday, July 24th at 6:30pm, Saturday, July 26th at 11am, Wednesday, July 30th at 4pm, Sunday, August 3rd at 4:35pm

THE $25,000 PYRAMID
Comedy about two brothers who get into trouble with the Mob over some overdue gambling debts.
Schedule: Saturday, July 19th at 1pm, Sunday, July 20th at 1:15pm, Wednesday, July 23rd at 6pm, Thursday, July 24th at 8:30pm, Tuesday, July 29th at 4pm, Friday, August 1st at 8:30pm

WAITING FOR THE GLACIERS TO MELT
A musical in which the different personas of one man’s tortured psyche emerge and take shape, forcing him to face the past and future directions of his life.
Schedule: Wednesday, July 16th at 6pm, Friday, July 18th at 8:30pm, Saturday, July 19th at 1:30pm, Saturday, July 26th at 4pm, Sunday, July 27th at 12pm, Wednesday, July 30th at 4pm

WALKING THROUGH THE NIGHT
Four family members gather to prepare a grandmother’s Sasibgu-je – a Korean traditional rite for the dead 49 days after the death.Schedule: Wednesday, July 16th at 8:15pm, Sunday, July 20th at 11am, Friday, July 25th at 8:30pm, Sunday, July 27th at 8:30pm, Monday, July 28th at 4pm, Saturday, August 2nd at 4:45pm

WHAT MEN TALK ABOUT (While Women Make Us Wait)
Long-form improvisational sketch comedy.
Schedule: Thursday, July 17th at 7:20pm (Black Box), Friday, July 18th at 9:15pm (Black Box), Tuesday, July 22nd at 6:15pm (Mainstage), Thursday, July 24th at 9pm (Mainstage), Tuesday, July 29th at 8:50pm (Black Box), Wednesday, July 30th at 9:20pm (Black Box)

WHO AM I?
A somewhat existential work about seeking answers but not always knowing the questions — and where God is the straight man.
Schedule: Wednesday, July 16th at 9:30pm, Friday, July 18th at 5pm, Friday, July 25th at 4pm, Saturday, July 26th at 6:50pm, Sunday, July 27th at 12:45pm, Saturday, August 2nd at 11am

THE WINNER
A musical fable set in 1957 Brooklyn. As a group of dedicated Dodger fans make a final plea to keep their team from moving to Los Angeles, a man must deal with his daughter’s falling in love and moving away.
Schedule: Thursday, July 17th at 8:30pm, Friday, July 18th at 4pm, Sunday, July 20th at 4pm, Monday, July 21st at 8:40pm, Friday, July 25th at 6:30pm, Tuesday, July 29th at 4pm, Wednesday, July 30th at 8:45pm, Saturday, August 2nd at 9pm

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: July 14, 2003 Final Performance: August 3, 2003
Location: Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, New York City

312 W 36th St,

New York,

10018

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