Genre: Drama, Festival
Adam Samtur

A new and exciting work, Family Symmetry is not a play about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It is a play about trust and empathy, and what occurs when these things are missing in a young relationship. Allen, a man clinically diagnosed with OCD, is shocked to learn that his wife had been hiding her pregnancy from him for months. With an already spotted past, the marriage of Suzanne and Allen is exposed, with all the deceit and suspicion it had been layered with for three years. Absorbing everyone around them into their misfortune, the couple self-destructs from its own inability to adjust.

About the Company: Midtown International Theatre Festival

The Midtown International Theatre Festival, now in its eleventh year, celebrates the diversity of theatre.  The MITF welcomes theatrical storytelling across a broad spectrum of genres, forms, identities, cultures, and appetites.  The MITF seeks to nurture these new ideas, perspectives, and stories on its stages, with an eye set on guiding these productions toward future success and longevity.  The festival, traditionally held in summer, represents a fantastic, often paradoxical, adventurous and intriguing cross-section of the forefront of the theatre world.  The MITF proudly hosts production companies from across the country and around the globe, uniting talent in one of the biggest theatre capitals in the world.

Mr. Chatterton created the MITF, a Midtown alternative to other theatre festivals, in 2000 as a way to present the finest off-off Broadway talent in convenience, comfort, and safety.  In 2008, the Festival added two 99-seat theatres and inaugurated the Commercial Division for upwardly mobile shows with commercial ambitions.  The MITF's artistic emphasis is on the script itself and therefore the Festival requests minimal production values.

Open:   07/13/09
Close:   08/01/09

Saturday, July 25th @ 1:15pm
Sunday, July 26th @ 2pm
Wednesday, July 29th @ 7:30pm
Saturday, August 1st @ 8:15pm
Theater:   WorkShop Jewel Box Theater
Address:   312 W. 36th Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$18 General, $15 Student/Senior
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