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59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) is proud to announce the roster of shows for the Fall 2010 Season. For more information, please visit www.59E59.org.

The 1st IRISH FESTIVAL kicks off the Fall 2010 season at 59E59 Theaters, with the US premiere of Guna Nua’s critically acclaimed production of ABSOLUTION and Origin Theatre Company’s premiere of EXIT/ENTRANCE.

American poet and novelist Sylvia Plath would have turned 78 on October 27, so it is a fitting month to honor Plath at 59E59 Theaters. The New York premiere of her only play, THREE WOMEN, arrives Stateside after a 2008 sold-out run at the Jermyn Street Theatre in London. WISH I HAD A SYLVIA PLATH is a strikingly original look inside the mind of Esther Greenwood, heroine of Plath’s most famous novel The Bell Jar, while her head is in the oven.

Finally, BRITS OFF BROADWAY returns for a seventh spectacular season in November and December. Details will be announced soon.

September 8 – October 3
ABSOLUTION, written and performed by Owen O’Neill, directed by Rachel O’Riordan
Produced by Guna Nua Theatre (Dublin, Ireland)
Part of 1ST IRISH at 59E59 THEATERS
Tickets: $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members)
Tuesday – Wednesday at 7:30 PM; Thursday – Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; Sunday at 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM

From Perrier Award nominated Owen O’Neill comes a truly startling story. Timely and topical, O’Neill weaves a grim and riveting tale of a man who has taken upon himself the sins of so many and unleashed on them a terrible vengeance. Acclaimed Dublin company Guna Nua returns to New York after their critically acclaimed premiere last January with Best of Edinburgh Award-winner Little Gem at The Flea. And 59E59 welcomes Belfast director Rachel O’Riordan (Hurricane, Brits Off Broadway 2004) back to 59E59!

September 10 – October 3
EXIT/ENTRANCE, written by Aidan Matthews, directed by M. Burke Walker
Produced by Origin Theatre Company (New York, NY)
Part of 1st IRISH at 59E59 THEATERS
Tickets: $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members)
Tuesday – Wednesday at 7:15 PM; Thursday – Saturday at 8:15 PM; Sunday at 3:15 PM. (There is no Saturday matinee performance on September 11)

Charles, a retired classics professor and his wife, Helen, quietly re-affirm their deep affection for each other and the life they’ve shared - its delights and disappointments - as they toast their commitment. Meanwhile, in a similar apartment, a much younger couple, also called Charles and Helen, are eagerly beginning their life together. Are these the same people 40 years ago? If not, who are they? The Irish Times called EXIT/ENTRANCE “One of the most challenging and satisfying evenings of pure theatre!”

October 5 – October 31
THREE WOMEN, written by Sylvia Plath, directed by Robert Shaw
Produced by Inside Intelligence (London, UK)
Tickets: $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members)
Tuesday – Wednesday at 7:15 PM; Thursday – Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; Sunday at 3:15 PM

A rare chance to see Sylvia Plath's only play! Three diverse women reveal what every woman knows about having a child, seeking a greater universal truth about the human condition. Fascinating, frank and powerful, The Stage called THREE WOMEN “Intimate, luminous and fearless!” THREE WOMEN was originally written as a radio play, which Plath wrote one year before her death. First presented in 2008 in London, Inside Intelligence is the first professional producers to mount the play since it premiered on the BBC in 1962.

October 5 – October 31
WISH I HAD A SYLVIA PLATH, written by Edward Anthony, directed by Anthony Wilks. Featuring Elisabeth Gray
Produced by New Umbrella (Asheville, North Carolina)
Tickets $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members)
Tuesday at 7:30 PM; Wednesday at 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM; Thursday – Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; Sunday at 3:30 PM

Esther Greenwood, heroine of The Bell Jar, must mix, blend and whip her memories, fantasies and illusions into the most perfect poem of her life before Olson the Magic Oven takes her away.

November 2 – January 2, 2011
The Brits return in time for the festive season! Programming details coming soon!


Open:   09/08/10
Close:   01/02/11

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