Ensemble Studio Theatre's flagship festival of new one-act plays, the Marathon has played annually at EST for over 30 years. 2011, marking the 33rd year of the Marathon, features all EST member playwrights.
Series A begins Friday, May 20th and runs through Saturday, June 18th, 2011.
Opening Night - Monday, May 23
by Qui Nguyen*
Directed by John Gould Rubin
With Louis Changchien+, Michael Louis Wells*+, & Charlie Hudson III+
Stage Managed by Phillip Rudy
A rookie to the world of Chinese food delivery learns the rules of the game.
In the Middle of the Night
by Billy Aronson*
Directed by Robert Davenport
With Jared McGuire*+, Irene Longshore, Helen Coxe*+ & Scott Sowers*+
Stage Managed by Kelly Ruth Cole+
A college freshman breaks into a campus building for a night with a wild girl.
by J. Holtham*
Directed by Abigail Zealey Bess*
With Curtis Jackson+, Lucy DeVito*+ & Lance Rubin*+
Stage Managed by Kate Pressman
Two estranged young men are forced into brotherhood when the elder returns home to bury his dead cat.
by Ben Rosenthal*
Directed by John Giampietro*
With Chris Ceraso*+, Ned Eisenberg*+, Danny Mastrogiorgio+ & Tina Benko+
Stage Managed by Alice De Cent
A murder plot on one side of a bar and a marriage unraveling on the other threaten to intertwine.
by Romulus Linney*
Directed by Harris Yulin*
With Rufus Collins+, Helen Coxe*+, Julie Fitzpatrick*+, Eamon Foley+, Kristen Lowman+ & Scott Sowers*+
Stage Managed by Mark Karafin+
In the mountains of North Carolina in 1870, the mystery of an old woman's life is revealed.
Set by Jason Simms
Lights by Geoffrey Dunbar*
Costumes by Rachel Dozier-Ezell
Props by Bruce Kraemer
*denotes EST Member +denotes Equity Member
Marathon 2011 is an Equity approved showcase
"[Tennessee] pays tribute to Linney, an undervalued playwright who died in January and had a long history with this incubational Off Broadway company. But it also stands as a vibrant example of what superior short-form drama can encompass in terms of narrative density, pithy character development and idiosyncratic authorial voice." - The New York Times
[Tennessee], lovingly staged by actor Harris Yulin, features a terrific performance by Kristen Lowman...." - NY Post
"Bike Wreck [is] cleverly directed by John Gould Rubin. Hudson and Acuna are phenomenal together.... Everything about this play is right." - Curtain up
"...In the Middle of the Night, a thought-provoking piece... [is] neatly done, and McGuire in particular impresses." - Curtain up
"John Giampietro stages [Ten High] nicely.... The performances are quite good." - Curtain up
School Night is "well-acted" & "intriguing". - Backstage