Genre: Festival

Youngblood and Ensemble Studio Theatre present THICKER THAN WATER 2006, the seventh collection of new plays by members of Youngblood

This year's Youngblood series marks the first time presenting a repertory schedule of an evening of one-acts in rep with a full length play, allhaving their world premiere.

In Kevin Christopher Snipes' "A Bitter Taste," a mild-mannered college professor and a smooth-talking divorce attorney explore the underbelly of their lifelong friendship after their world is knocked off balance by a prostitute. Who happens to be underaged. And a boy. No assumption is safe. Directed by R.J. Tolan, featuring Peter O'Connor, Haskell King and Paul Clark.

"Henrietta Hermaline's Fall From Great Heights" by Maggie Smith will be directed by Abigail Zealey Bess and star Nicol Zanzarella-Giacalone, Denny Bess and Brendan McMahon A socially backward, chronically allergic young secretary is swept into a world of romance, heartbreak and despair in Maggie Smith's lyrical fantasia. As her new flame introduces her to the world of the elite, the pigeons on her roof proclaim her the rightful Queen of the Bird People, and Henrietta is torn between the worlds of love and madness.

"Hungry" by Amy Herzog will be directed by Christine Farrell, featuring Erin McMonagle, Lucia Brizzi, and Rebecca Pace; A blossoming anorexic, a brainy bombshell and the girl your parents warned you about. In the middle of the 90s, in the middle of New Jersey, three friends try to hold onto each other in Amy Herzog's heartbreaking study of a turbulent suburban adolescence.

Open:   01/23/06
Close:   02/18/06

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Henrietta Hermaline's Fall From Great Heights & Hungry:
Previews 1/23/06 and 1/24/06 at 7pm. Opening Night 1/25/06. Runs 1/25 1/28 at 8pm and Sun. 1/29 at 3pm; 2/2/06 through 2/12/06 runs Thursdays at 8pm, Saturdays at 9pm, Sundays at 3pm

A Bitter Taste:
Previews 1/30/06 and 1/31/06 at 7pm. Opening Night 2/1/06. Runs 2/1 through 2/11 Wednesdays at 8pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 6pm; 2/15 2/18 at 8pm.

Theater:   Ensemble Studio Theatre
Address:   549 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
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