EAST TO EDINBURGH FESTIVAL

Genre: Festival

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) announces the 2010 line up for the 7th annual EAST TO EDINBURGH festival.

Each July, 59E59 Theaters becomes the Edinburgh outpost right here in New York, hosting shows by US theater companies who are headed across the Pond to take part in the world’s largest cultural extravaganza, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 59E59 Theaters is proud to host numerous provocative, outrageous, hilarious, infuriating and always innovative productions each year before they journey across the Atlantic!

Created as a way to help shows get on their feet before flying off to Scotland, EAST TO EDINBURGH simulates the same production constraints that all shows experience during the Festival, while giving them a clean, comfortable and nurturing space to fine-tune their productions.  This whirlwind festival reflects some of the most adventurous theater from across the United States.

The 2010 EAST TO EDINBURGH line up is:

YO GIRL! written and performed by Natalie Kim, directed by Kenneth Heaton
Produced by Claire Unabia
Tuesday, July 13 - Wednesday, July 14 at 7 PM; Tuesday, July 20 at 7 PM
Tickets: $15 (59E59 Members $10.50)
What happens when you meet the man of your dreams? For Natalie Kim, the answer is in her mothers. All three of them.

NO TRAVELER written and performed by Penny Pollack, directed by Samantha Jones
HI, HOW CAN I HELP YOU written and performed by Scout Durwood, directed by Lucile Scott
Produced by Mighty Little Productions
Wednesday, July 14 – Friday, July 16 at 9 PM
Tickets: $15 (59E59 Members $10.50)
NO TRAVELER combines vaudeville, music and monologue to explore the heartbreaking act of suicide with the one thing that helps us keep going... laughter. HI, HOW CAN I HELP YOU is a one woman musical following the silly side of working as an S&M mistress.

GIBBY STONE AND HER PROBLEM written by Paul Andrew Perez with music and lyrics by George Griggs, directed by Paul Andrew Perez
With Natalie Tiffany, Carlie Yaroscak, Christine Barnwell and Carolyn Stark
Produced by Infinity Repertory Theatre Company and Main Street Arts
Thursday, July 15 – Sunday, August 1
Tuesday – Saturday at 7 PM and Sunday at 2 PM
Tickets: $12 (59E59 Members $8.40)
Gibby is a regular teenaged girl until her acne strikes. Gibby’s face is either a dermatological wonder or the spawn of hell. Will she ever find a normal life? Teen angst at its worst!

SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE written by Gyda Arber and Wendy Coyle, directed by Gyda Arber
With Gyda Arber, David Arthur Bacharach, Aaron Baker, Wendy Coyle, Ian W. Hill, Heath Kelts, Iracel Rivero, Brandi Robinson, Heather Lee Rogers, Ariana Siegel, Ken Simon and Moira Stone.
Produced by The Fifth Wall
Saturdays July 17, 24 & 31 at 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30 PM
Tickets: $20 (59E59 Members $15.50) Ticket price includes a drink at the E:Bar.
Advanced reservations are required.
Part performance, part live video game, this interactive experience uses iPods and the tony Upper East Side neighborhood around 59E59 to immerse audiences directly into the gritty world of film noir, where not everything is black and white.

MARY&WILLIAM written and performed by Mary MacDonald Hamill, directed by Eddie Lew
Saturday, July 17 at 4 PM; Sunday, July 18 at 7 PM; Wednesday, July 21 at 7 PM
Tickets: $15 (59E59 Members $10.50)
Shakespeare’s words have a powerful resonance in the life of a woman seeking intimacy and her place in the world. The voices of Hamlet, Prospero, Ophelia and Juliet intertwine with a deeply personal autobiography.

TWO ISLANDS: ISLAND BLOGOSPHERE and THE JEWISH NUN written and directed by Vanessa Garcia (Island Blogosphere) and Wendy White (The Jewish Nunn)
Featuring Nicole Garcia, Casey Dressler and Vanessa Garcia
Produced by New Light Foundation and Krane, Inc.
Saturday, July 17 at 2 PM & 9 PM; Sunday, July 18 at 4 PM
Tickets: $15 (59E59 Members $10.50)
Two Islands explores the two worlds inhabited by a Jewish American woman and a Cuban American woman. Two stories of culture clashes, the world of outsiders and the women who strive to find themselves through the pulsing life of the two particular islands who made them: Manhattan and Cuba.

CITY LOVE SONG, written, directed and performed by Jack Finnegan
Produced by Four Fins Ink
Tuesday, July 20 - Wednesday, July 21 at 9 PM; Tuesday, July 27 at 9 PM
Tickets: $15 (59E59 Members $10.50)
Jack Finnegan narrates an expressive and philosophical journey through the United States from the window of a train and the sidewalks of two dozen American cities. What is the state of America? Prepare to find out.

RIGHTEOUS MONEY written by Michael Yates Crowley, directed by Michael Rau. With Michael Yates Crowley and Michael Rau.
Produced by Wolf 359
Thursday, July 22 – Saturday, July 24 at 9 PM
Tickets: $15 (59E59 Members $10.50)
Dishing out advice on stock trading, deal-making and seducing your assistant, this filthy rich TV provocateur takes on the tanking economy. What begins as a send-up of financial gurus and morally dubious I-bankers becomes a searing exploration of finance and the state of America today.

A PERHAPS-TOO-INTIMATE EVENING OF MUSIC AND HILARITY written by Jesse Andrews and Micah Shapiro, directed by Jesse Andrews. With Mr. Andrews and Mr. Shapiro.
Produced by The Young Dads
Thursday, July 22 – Saturday, July 24 at 9 PM
Tickets: $12 (59E59 Members $8.40)
This charming comedic duo mixes catchy original music with witty comedic musings about pirates, the meaning of existence and how tough it is to be a teenage girl. Their vocal harmonies, strangely compelling choreography and subversive Power Point presentation will have you laughing to the point of irreversible face damage.

RETREAT written by Steven Levenson, directed by Dawn Fuller
With Lucinda Allen, Yasmeen Audi, Cristina Cortes, Tate Daugherty, Joey Doyle, Caroline Johnson, Nikhil Mehra, KC Morse, Ben Prout, Alexa Salamé and Anna Skelsey.
Produced by Red Chair Players East
Friday, July 23 – Sunday, July 25 at 7 PM
Tickets: $15 (59E59 Members $10.50)
Two rebellious young women are caught at the intersection between modernity and madness. Retreat explores the perils of self-discovery in a psychiatric clinic, circa 1906.

SKINNY BITCH JESUS MEETING written and performed by Katie Hartman and Leah Rudick
Wednesday, July 28 – Saturday, July 31 at 9 PM
Tickets: $10 (59E59 Members $7)
Delightfully dark duo Katie Hartman and Leah Rudick turn daisies into daggers and filth into fancy with their absurd and disarmingly fun show. Named "biggest revelation" by the Guardian at the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe, the pair returns to the 2010 festival with their bizarre world of giggles and nightmares.

CONSIDERING GEORGIA O'KEEFFE
written, directed and performed by Allison Hetzel
Produced by One Voice Productions
Saturday, July 31 at 2 PM & 4 PM; Sunday, August 1 at 4 PM
Tickets: $15 (59E59 Members $10.50)
Considering Georgia O'Keeffe is a unique and honest look at O'Keeffe's life as a female artist in a man's world. A compelling portrayal of one of the most iconic American artists of the 20th Century.

Open:   07/13/10
Close:   08/01/10

Schedule:
See above.
Theater:   59E59 Theaters
Address:   59 East 59th Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$10-$20
($7-$15.50 for 59E59 members)
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