After a sold out run at East to Edinburgh, THE WAITING GAME returns to 59E59 Theaters
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 06:15 pm EST 01/02/19

After a sold-out run at East to Edinburgh, THE WAITING GAME returns to 59E59 Theaters

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome THE WAITING GAME, written by Charles Gershman and directed by Nathan Wright. Produced by Snowy Owl, THE WAITING GAME begins performances on Wednesday, February 6 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 23. Press Opening is Tuesday, February 12 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30 PM; and Sunday at 2:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison). Single tickets are $25 ($20 for 59E59 Members). Tickets are available by calling the 59E59 Box Office on 646-892-7999 or by visiting www.59e59.org.

Sam's in a coma. Paolo's doing his best. When Geoff reveals a secret, reality and fantasy blur. This NYC premiere from critically acclaimed Snowy Owl follows a sold-out, award-winning run in the Edinburgh Fringe (Best Overseas Play, Derek Awards) and explores relationships in the digital age.

After selling out at 59E59 Theaters’ East to Edinburgh festival, THE WAITING GAME went on to the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe where it was called "one of the Top 5 LGBTQ Shows to see in the Edinburgh Fringe" by Huffington Post.

The cast features Joshua Bouchard (Séance on a Wet Afternoon at Lincoln Center/New York City Opera); Julian Joseph (Bluebloods on CBS); Ibsen Santos (Inside The Wild Heart with Group.BR); and Marc Sinoway (LOGO’s Hunting Season).

The design team includes Rakkulchon (set design); Drew Florida (lighting design); Emma Wilk (sound design); and Kat Sullivan (projection design). The Production Stage Manager is Bonnie McHeffey.

Charles Gershman (playwright) is a 2018-2019 Dramatists Guild Foundation Playwriting Fellow. His plays include The Waiting Game (Best Overseas Play Award, Edinburgh Fringe), IVANKAPLAY (Under St. Marks, March 2019), Free & Proud (sold-out run in Edinburgh Fringe, sold-out London run at Theatre503, ‘One of 10 queer shows to see in town’ – London Evening Standard), and Harbor (BAPF Semifinalist), among others. His plays have been produced and developed by The Lark Play Development Center, The Playwrights’ Center, PlayPenn, the Kennedy Center, LaMaMa ETC, Primary Stages, FringeNYC, Theatre for the New City, NYU-Tisch School of the Arts, and The Barrow Group, among others. They are published by Oberon Books. MFA: NYU-Tisch. www.charlesgershman.com

Nathan Wright (director) is a New York-based playwright, actor, and director. He has written the book for In The Light, A Musical with composer/lyricist Michael Mott and directed by Jeff Whiting. Most recently he created Manifesto: The Diaghilev Project, a collage-theater piece with his long-time collaborators: director, Nadia Foskolou, actor Marc Sinoway, and producer, In Absentia Productions. He has directed Charles Gershman’s The Waiting Game which previewed at 59E59 Theaters and subsequently at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, winning Best Overseas Production. He was a collaborator on the TEAM’s Architecting (directed by Rachel Chavkin, Winner 2008 Edinburgh Fringe First Award, PS 122 and the Public Theatre Under the Radar). His own plays include Peninsula (Winner of the 2013 Fringe Award at NYC Fringe and subsequently produced at The Player’s Theater in New York), Naked Fish (Winner 2007 National Playwriting Award, produced by Theatre Masters, Aspen, and EgoPo Productions, Philadelphia), Lake Full of Iron; Sky Full of Hope (Card Table Theatre, Lawrence, Kansas), Distance (Plan-B Theatre, Salt Lake City), and HomoRapture (Kenyon College). Additionally, he has translated Russian playwright Katia Rubina's Family Happiness (Eugene O'Neill Theater Center). He holds an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University and a BA in Theatre and English from Weber State University.

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