Maintaining its commitment to bold, emotional and energetic performance, The Flea Theatre presents Ethikos Productions' Israel Horovitz One-Acts at 7:00 pm between July 5 – 15th, directed by former Flea Resident Director Mia Walker.
The eponymous Israel Horovitz One-Acts consists of three one-act modern plays by playwright Israel Horovitz, crafted from decades of emotional observation and insight upon the timeless desires of young people all over the world. Israel Horovitz One-Acts features It’s Called the Sugar Plum, Beirut Rocks and The Bump, works that range throughout Horovitz's career as a writer.
Upon discovering that his work would be published by Ethikos Productions, Horovitz rushed to supply the troupe with his latest work, The Bump, to show his growth as a writer since his release of It’s Called the Sugar Plum, which he wrote at the tender age of 17. “This rare combination of work speaks to Horovitz’s ability to transcend generational and cultural boundaries,” explains director Mia Walker.
It’s Called the Sugar Plum, a dark comedy that takes place in 1950's Cambridge, paints the tale of two college students coping with greed and grief in the wake of tragedy. The play, in its relevance to the modern discord of youth, sets the tone of timeless strife that carries throughout the night of performances.
Beirut Rocks takes the audience overseas as Horovitz weaves a chilling story of four American students in a evacuation during the 2006 Hezbollah air raids. Concluding the evening, Horovitz's latest play The Bump continues upon the theme of foreign clashes through the brief encounter between two conflicted hearts in a U.S. passport office.
Patrons of playhouse The Flea Theatre can expect a night of piercingly emotional insights when experiencing Israel Horovitz One-Acts. July 6th is the opening night of the performance and tickets cost just $20. Visit the ticket page to purchase tickets and read more about this moving collection of works by Israel Horovitz.