Paul H. Juhn and James Saito in Sung Rno's Drizzle

Posted by Lia Chang

Paul H. Juhn and James Saito co-star in the one act play "Drizzle" by Sung Rno presented as part of the Drama League's Directorfest 2005, the twenty-second annual presentation of one-act plays staged by The Drama League Fall Directing Fellows, Dec. 8-11, 2005 at the 45th Street Theatre, 354 W. 45th St. in New York.

Paul H. Juhn and James Saito co-star in the one act play "Drizzle" by Sung Rno presented as part of the Drama League's
Directorfest 2005, the twenty-second annual presentation of one-act plays staged by The Drama League Fall Directing Fellows, Dec. 8-11, 2005 at the 45th Street Theatre, 354 W. 45th St. in New York.

Based on a story by Hwang Sung Won,"Drizzle" directed by Abigail Marateck, is a mysterious, witty, and suspenseful play that tells the story of two men, colleagues in the same real estate firm, who after failing to close a deal, retire to a nearby coffee shop for a bit of a break. When the topic of conversation shifts to the Korean War, deadly secrets are revealed. One of the men has a sinister past, but both of their futures will never be the same again after this seemingly harmless coffee break.

Three other new plays Gary Sunshine's "Kahn and Kant", directed by Michael Goldfried; Elizabeth Meriwether's "The Sketch Comedian", directed by Alex Timbers and Michael John Garces' "Audio-video", directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel are in the evening's lineup.

In Gary Sunshine's "Kahn and Kant", Issac K. Kahn is a neurotic, gay 20-something intellectual cannot sleep. In the middle of a hot summer night, he is haunted by his decidedly non-eriudite fantasies: a studly counselor from summer camp days of yore, the Olympic skater Michelle Kwan, and the late great Judy Garland. The heart of the fantasia lies in Issac's struggle to cling to an self-constructed idea of himself as a neck-up intellectual, an identity that denies him the freedom to be a passionate, sexual, fully-feeling human being.

Elizabeth Meriwether's The Sketch Comedian "is a new comedy about a young woman's first date with her hero a semi-famous, self-loathing sketch comedian. "

Michael John Garces' "Audio-video" is an intensely charged comedy that follows two outcast teenage boys who realize they've accidentally given their grandmother a homemade illicit video instead of the family trip to Yellowstone. (At least the audio was erased!)."

45th Street Theatre
354 W. 45th St. (8th/9th Aves)
$15 tickets ($12 Drama League members)

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Thursday Dec. 8 - 8pm
Friday Dec. 9 - 8pm
Saturday Dec. 10 - 2pm and 8pm
Sunday Dec 11 - 3pm