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Summer Snark

Highlights from Williamsburg’s Brick Theater’s $ellout Festival, billing itself as the “best artistically void” showcase of the summer ($10; June 2–July 2; call 212-352-3101 for tickets and details).

  1. 1. The Kung Fu Importance of Being Earnest

    A retelling of the Oscar Wilde’s comedy of errors, in which two English gentlemen lead double lives . . . and settle their differences according to the ancient methods of the Shaolin monks.

  2. 2. The Nigerian Spam Scam Scam

    Dean Cameron builds a play out of his real-life correspondence with a Nigerian e-mail scammer, for which he assumed the identity of a sexually confused millionaire (directed by The Aristocrats’ Paul Provenza).

  3. 3. The True Life Story of [YOUR Name here]

    Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Youngblood company launched an actual ten-day eBay auction in search of a true-life story to write—and here’s the high bidder’s tale, turned into a drama.


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