SUMMERWORKS 2016- May 27 – July 9. Tickets: $18; a Summerworks pass for all three productions is available for $45. Produced by Clubbed Thumb. Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb’s annual festival of new plays returns! With its track record for discovering and supporting new playwriting talent – in many cases providing writers with their very first production in New York or anywhere – SUMMERWORKS is one of the most eagerly-anticipated theatrical offerings of the year.
EVERY ANGEL IS BRUTAL by Julia Jarcho, directed by Knud Adams- May 27 – June 6 at 8 PM (no show June 1) With Jiehae Park, Susannah Perkins, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Jenny Seastone Stern, Pete Simpson and Amelia Workman. In this pitch-black comic thriller, three American coeds are recruited to serve their country undercover in Berlin, and have the time of their lives. Years later, they are forced to contend with what they really did, who they became and where to go from here. Cupcake Wars meets Marathon Man.
THE TOMB OF KING TOT by Eric Dufault. directed by Portia Krieger- June 11 – June 21 at 8 PM (no show June 15). With Brad Bellamy, Nick Choksi, Bianca Crudo, Carmen M. Herlihy and Annie McNamara. An ambitious regionally-syndicated cartoonist gets good news (she’s a finalist for an award!) and bad news (her daughter did something very, very terrible). Life and comic strip, hilarity and pain converge, then rupture. Inspired by the funnies, Richie Rich, and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
TUMACHO by Ethan Lipton, directed by Leigh Silverman – June 27 – July 9 at 8 PM (no shows July 3 & 4). With Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Bill Buell, John Ellison Conlee, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Gibson Frazier, Omar Metwally, Jeremy Shamos and Danny Wolohan. Once again, the citizens of a frontier outpost are looking for someone to rescue them from the terrors of the local villain. Have they met their salvation–or an even bigger tyrant–when a fiend from the past comes to town? Jonathan Richman meets Jon Stewart meets John Ford in this Western comedy with music.
All performances are at the wild project (195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B).
Tickets can be purchased from OvationTix on 212.352.3101 or online at http://www.thewildproject.com.
The Box Office opens one hour prior to curtain. The wild project is a theater, film, music, and visual arts venue that presents diverse, engaging, inspiring, and entertaining works to the vibrant and growing community of Alphabet City in New York’s East Village, while bringing together the artists and the environment in a unique way. Founded in 2007, the wild project is an innovator among arts venues, providing an eco-friendly theater and gallery where the artists and space nurture each other. The company is dedicated to creating an environment that supports the artists, and to cultivating artists that support the environment. With an eco-conscious approach to presenting the dynamic works of hundreds of emerging artists each year, the wild project offers an artistic and environmental education for patrons of all ages, interests, and incomes in its community.