Performing Arts

Theater Review: Summer Shorts 2014: Series A

In “Sec. 310, Row D, Seats 5 and 6” by Warren Leight, guys talk, in this case (L–R) Roman (Peter Jacobson) and Eddie (Geoffrey Cantor). (Carol Rosegg)
In “Sec. 310, Row D, Seats 5 and 6” by Warren Leight, guys talk, in this case (L–R) Roman (Peter Jacobson) and Eddie (Geoffrey Cantor). (Carol Rosegg)

NEW YORK—This year’s Series A (the first half of the annual Summer Shorts festival), held at Manhattan’s 59E59 Theaters, offers three one-acts bringing brief insights...




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