THE SHALLOT

Genre: Comedy, Festival
Written by Rachel Arbeit, Directed by Ethan Cherkasky

An aspiring writer who works as the Office Manager at The Shallot, a satirical news organization, hoping to become a writer. While fielding phone calls and dealing with the revolving door of actors and actresses coming into the office for auditions, the Office Manager and intern observe a changing company whose structure, like its product, is funny.

Based on a true story about working at The Onion.

Where losing your job meets losing your mind.


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:   07/15/13
Close:   07/24/13

Schedule:
Monday July 15th at 8:00PM
Friday July 19th at 10:00PM
Saturday July 20th at 3:00PM
Saturday July 20th at 9:15PM
Wednesday July 24th at 6:00PM
Theater:   Workshop Theatre Main Stage
Address:   312 W. 36th Street
New York City, NY 10018
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Cost:$15-$20
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Company: Midtown International Theatre Festival         Official Web Site: www.midtownfestival.org