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59E59 Theaters announces Fall 2016 lineup

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New York, New York August 24, 201659E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is proud to announce the line-up of shows for Fall 2016.  All performances take place at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Ticket prices and performance schedules vary. For tickets, call Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.59e59.org. 

Single tickets for the Fall 2016 season go on sale on Wednesday, August 24 at Noon for the general public with a special pre-sale available for 59E59 Members beginning Wednesday, August 17 at Noon. 

59E59 Theaters Fall 2016 Line Up:

October 6 – October 23

THE CLEARING by Helen Edmundson, directed by Pamela Moller Kareman

Produced by Theater 808

Tickets: $18 ($12.60 for 59E59 Members)

This gripping drama, which still resonates today, is set in 17th Century Ireland during protestant Oliver Cromwell’s attempts to solve the “Irish Question” through a ruthless campaign to rid Ireland of the Irish in preparation for British settlement. Robert, an English aristocrat, and his free-spirited Irish wife Maddy find their world turned upside down as the religious and political fallout of Cromwell’s regime intensifies. Should Robert ensure the economic prosperity of his family by betraying his Irish friends (and ultimately his wife) or should he stick by them and risk banishment to inhospitable Connaught? A tale of treachery, romance and passion.

October 7 – October 30

ORWELL IN AMERICA by Joe Sutton, directed by Peter Hackett

With Jamie Horton and Jeanna DeWaal

Produced by Northern Stage

Tickets: $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members 

In the first years after World War II, George Orwell, author of Animal Farm, is chaperoned on

an American book tour by a fetching young woman, provided by the publisher, whose job is

to dissuade Orwell from telling America why he is a proud socialist. This beautiful drama, first

presented as a World Premiere at Northern Stage, is a New York City Premiere production

and stars Jamie Horton (long time leading actor from the Denver Center Theater Company) in the title role.

October 26 – November 13

THE COLLECTOR adapted from John Fowles’ novel by Mark Healy, directed by Jay Michaels

Produced by Nine Theatricals and Roebuck Theatrical

Tickets: $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members)

Frederick Clegg appears to be an ordinary, slightly shabby clerk. After winning a fortune in the lottery, he buys a remote country house, and goes about furnishing it with everything he thinks a beautiful woman could desire. He then abducts a girl he has worshiped from afar, imprisoning her in the cellar amid his butterfly collection with tragic, electrifying results. John Fowles’s classic story of possession, obsession and love is considered one of the great works in modern literature.

November 4 – December 4

DON’T YOU F**CKING SAY A WORD by Andy Bragen, directed by Lee Sunday Evans

Produced by Andy Bragen Theater Projects

Tickets: $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members)

Russ has a temper. Brian is a cheat. As their weekly tennis sets play out aggressively on stage, girlfriends Kate and Leslie render their amity and rivalry with sharp observation and wit. An explosive comedy about love, relationships, and the consequences of a lousy backhand.

November 16 – December 11

THE CITY THAT CRIED WOLF by Brooks Reeves, directed by Leta Tremblay

Produced by State of Play

Tickets: $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members)

Three little pigs in satin, bears in teddies, rub a dub dub three men in a tub: this is not your

standard fairytale. Rhymetown is going to the wolves. A 59E59 audience favorite returns for State of Play’s 10th Anniversary season.

December 5 – January 1

HIS ROYAL HIPNESS LORD BUCKLEY written by Jake Broder, directed by David Ellenstein

With Jake Broder and Michael Lanahan

Produced by Northcoast Repertory Theatre

Tickets: $35 – $40 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members)

After sold out runs in London, New York and California, Jake Broder’s critically acclaimed

salute to Lord Buckley – the iconic hipster comic who rattled counter culture as Elvis shook up

rock — returns to 59E59 Theaters. HIS ROYAL HIPNESS LORD BUCKLEY is based on the hip routines of Lord Buckley, a comedian from the 40’s who rose to prominence in the 50’s and influenced counter culture in this country. The artists who cite Buckley as a major influence are a who’s who of comedy, music – actors and writers from Jack Kerouac and Bob Dylan to Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, Robin Williams and Johnny Depp. Lord Buckley was a hip ‘aristocrat’ ennobling the audience rather than himself and translating the great stories and histories of the world in to a bebop infused language he called ‘the hipsemantic.’

December 13 – January 1

LIFE IS FOR LIVING: Conversations with Coward created and performed by Simon Green with David Shrubsole

Produced by Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Tickets: $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members)

Simon Green and David Shrubsole kick off the festive season 59E59 Theaters with an imaginative new show celebrating Sir Nöel Coward’s remarkable impact on British and American culture. LIFE IS FOR LIVING fuses theatricality, music and conversations, real and imagined, with British musical writing legends. Original songs marry with old favorites from “The Master,” blending gems from British musical ‘great’ Ivor Novello, with the wit of Dillie Keane and Fascinating Aïda, Lennon and McCartney, and many more in an exhilarating and entertaining holiday performance. ###

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