MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL SHORT SUBJECT SELECTIONS

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Midtown International Theatre Festival

The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) announces selected plays for SHORT SUBJECTS, a division for plays that run under 60 minutes. 23 plays were selected. The festival will run from July 12 – August 1, 2010. Tickets are $18. Tickets for shows at the June Havoc Theatre, the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, the Main Stage Theater, and the Jewel Box Theater are available at www.midtownfestival.org or by phone at 866-811-4111. Tickets for shows at the Beckett Theatre, Theatre Row are available at www.ticketcentral.com or by phone at 212-279-4200.

2010 SEASON - SHORT SUBJECTS

The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC

"A Sweet Word of Advice", by Sophia Romma, directed by Leslie Lee

Thursday, July 22 at 9pm; Saturday, July 24 at 4pm; Sunday, July 25 at 2:30pm

She’ll reel you in, she’ll get under you skin, and she’ll never relinquish the bet, that’s that!

"All Folked Up", written and directed by Joshua R. Pangborn

Tuesday, July 13 at 7:30pm; Saturday, July 17 at 1pm; Sunday, July 18 at 7pm

The classic tales as they weren’t meant to be told…

"An Ode to the Washermen", by Andre Richardson Hogan II, directed by Charles Weldon

Wednesday, July 21 at 9pm; Saturday, July 24 at 5:30pm; Sunday, July 25 at 4pm

Two men are hired, rather forcibly, as janitors, and are trying their best to drift from these responsibilities.

"Blow by Blow", by Jean Bergantini Grillo, directed by Jen Forcino

Wednesday, July 21 at 6pm; Saturday, July 24 at 7pm; Sunday, July 25 at 1pm

Blow by Blow is based on the life and wit of Isabella Blow, style icon and confirmed bitch who captivated the international fashion world before her suicide in London at 48 in 2007.

"The Burning", by Lori Fischer, directed by Carlos Armesto

Friday, July 16 at 7:30pm; Saturday, July 17 at 5:30pm; Sunday, July 18 at 5:30pm

Two sisters test the meaning of "family" as they guard their house against a neighborhood arsonist.

"Fete", by Raquel Cion, directed by Cynthia Cahill

Wednesday, July 28 at 6pm; Friday, July 30 at 6pm; Saturday, July 31 at 1:30pm

Instructing us on how to throw a flawless party our hostess, Minday, rummages through stories of childhood and how frightening living among other people can be.

"Hey Mary!", by Bella Poynton

Monday, July 26 at 6pm; Saturday, July 31 at 3pm; Sunday, August 1 at 5:30pm

What really happened in Mary’s room that night?

"Hot Mama Mahatma", by Karen Fitzgerald, directed by Matt Hoverman

Tuesday, July 20 at 6pm; Saturday, July 24 at 2:30pm; Sunday, July 25 at 7pm

I went to India to get Enlightened, but got Turned On Instead!

"How I Became an Astronaut", by Fara Greenbaum, directed by Matt Hoverman

Wednesday, July 14 at 6pm; Thursday, July 15 at 9pm; Sunday, July 18 at 1pm

It ain’t easy becoming the world's premiere metaphorical astronaut.

"How Many Goodbyes Must I Say?", by Raymond Jones

Thursday, July 15 at 6pm; Friday, July 16 at 9pm; Saturday, July 17 at 2:30pm

A story of love and hope in which two people struggle to recapture the common ground they once shared.

"The Hyenas Got It Down", by Daniel Damiano, directed by Aaron Gonzalez

Wednesday, July 21 at 7:30pm; Friday, July 23 at 6pm; Sunday, July 25 at 5:30pm

A solo depiction of 4 disparate (and desperate) individuals who outrageously convey their triumphs and breakdowns in a jungle of a world.

"Inside Voices at the Girl Aquarium", written and directed by Gina Inzunza

Wednesday, July 14 at 7:30pm; Saturday, July 17 at 8:30pm; Sunday, July 18 at 4pm

Hear what teen magazines don't want you to know - the real voices of teenage girls.

"Julia & Buddy", written and directed by N.G. McClernan

Tuesday, July 13 at 6pm; Saturday, July 17 at 7pm; Sunday, July 18 at 2:30pm

Can a frustrated maintenance man and a stressed-out philosophy professor find common ground – and mutual desire?

"Love Stinks", by Kate Rader, directed by Harry Shiffman

Monday, July 26 at 7:30pm; Thursday, July 29 at 7:30pm; Sunday, August 1 at 4pm

When love can drive you mad, literally.

"Magdelena’s Crossing", by Carolyn Nur Wistrand, directed by Elena Araoz

Wednesday, July 28 at 7:30pm; Thursday, July 29 at 6pm; Saturday, July 31 at 9pm

The guarded secret of a Mexican prostitute leads to murder in a seedy American lounge on the Southwest border.

"Once Upon a Mama", by Monifa Brown and Annie Guetti, directed by Dean Nolen

Monday, July 19 at 7:30pm; Thursday, July 22 at 7:30pm; Saturday, July 24 at 8:30pm

Two comic and heartfelt shows:  First, an alcoholic mother must choose between her two greatest loves.  Then four young women pee on a stick and pray.

"The Reunion Plays", by J. Boyett

Monday, July 19 at 6pm; Tuesday, July 20 at 7:30pm; Friday, July 23 at 9pm

The one thing that stays the same about people: they're always different from what you remembered…

"Searching for Soula", by Marisa Petsakos, directed by Drew DeCorleto

Thursday, July 22 at 6pm; Friday, July 23 at 7:30pm; Saturday, July 24 at 1pm

Two Astoria, Queens, childhood friends learn love ain’t easy but friendship trumps it all.

"StoneWall", by Jase Egan, directed by Brett Miro

Tuesday, July 27 at 7:30pm; Wednesday, July 28 at 9pm; Saturday, July 31 at 6pm

What happens when an unstoppable force runs into an unmovable object?

"That Color Blind Kind of Love", by Rebekah L. Pie, directed by Gene Hughes

Thursday, July 29 at 9pm; Saturday, July 31 at 7:30pm; Sunday, August 1 at 2:30pm

When Love transcends Time and Race, things are bound to get explosive!

"Til Death Do Us Part?", by Daniel Jean, directed by Fulton C. Hodges

Friday, July 30 at 9pm; Saturday, July 31 at 4:30pm; Sunday, August 1 at 7pm

Til Death Do Us Part? is a two-character play that chronicles the tumultuous post-wedding relationship of a young African-American couple.

"Visionaries", by Vivian Vertes, directed by Dina Epshteyn

Tuesday, July 27 at 6pm; Friday, July 30 at 7:30pm; Sunday, August 1 at 1pm

An elementary teacher gets an education in the NYC public schools!

The MITF’s 2010 Season runs from July 12 – August 1, 2010 at the Beckett Theatre, Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd Street, NYC; the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor; and the Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor.

Open:   07/12/10
Close:   08/01/10

Schedule:
July 12 - August 1
Theater:   Theatre Row Theatre
Address:   432 West 42nd Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$18
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ticket Central at 212-279-4200