May 21, 2006

Seventh Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival

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The Seventh Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival Starts July 17!

As the 2005-2006 theatre season enters the home stretch, it’s time once again to get ready for that mainstay of summer – the MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL!  Taking place at four different spaces – all on the same block (36th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues in Manhattan), the Festival will feature approximately 40 shows and run from July 17th – August 6th.

“We have an impressive crop of plays participating this year,” noted MITF executive producer John Chatterton.  “The scripts are good, the various creative teams are enthusiastic and I’m looking forward to seeing some great stuff on the Festival stages.”

Theatres participating in MITF7 will be the MainStage and Jewel Box spaces of the WorkShop Theater Company, located at 312 West 36th Street (4th Floor) and Chatterton’s Where Eagles Dare Theatre and Studio Theatre, both located at 347 West 36th Street, on the ground floor and 12th floor, respectively.

Some of the MITF7 shows will include:

  • Sketch comedy skewering politics, sex, society, love, and other bad ideas;
  • A theatrical presentation of the poetry of Edward Field, told via a fusion of movie plots, actual events and mythical tales;
  • A drama about a burned-out EMT who finds solace volunteering at a turtle sanctuary;
  • A work exploring the complicated relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud;
  • A drama about a guy who creates an on-line female version of himself so he can enter bi-fem chat rooms – and the ramifications of such a deceit;
  • A campy, over-the-top comedy about the Roxy Rose TV show, whose topic today is: “Can teenage girls be saved?”;

Additional information can be found at

Tickets to all shows are $18.00 ($15.00 for students and seniors).  Tickets can be purchased by calling 212-868-4444 or on-line at

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