theater

Playwrights Festival 2015 Plays

Family Style

Will Goldberg

Two days after Chris's death, his family goes out to eat trademarked sandwiches and struggle with some basic questions.  Is that weird cartoon mascot a bear or a beaver or a muskrat? What is an Avocado Slammer supposed to taste like? What will Chris's funeral be like -- or should they even have one? Darkly funny and compassionate, Family Style explores grief, trauma, and the power of the swear jar.

Performance times:

December 3, 7:30 p.m.
December 5, 7:30  p.m.
December 6, 2 p.m.
December 7, 7:30 p.m.

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Lights Over Philo

Bryna Turner
Carlo recently decided to move back to her microscopic hometown with her partner. Only, her partner has just decided to leave her for a feminist collective. And her brother just made parole and needs a place to stay for a while. And these mysterious lights keep appearing in the sky, which may or may not be connected to the pagan witch ceremonies Carlo is hosting in her backyard. A meditation on family, community, and other delicate ecosystems.
 
Performance times:
December 2, 7:30 p.m.
December 4, 7:30 p.m.
December 5, 3 p.m.
December 6, 6:30 p.m.
 

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Staged Readings

 

Homer’s Hellen (Tales From Greek Mythology)

Jake Mariani

Homer’s Hellen (Tales From Greek Mythology) was inspired by The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, a book by Roberto Calasso, which explores the tradition of Greek myths. The play is set in New York City and straddles both the contemporary and the ancient world, exploring the violent and misogynistic literary tradition that has been passed down to us by the writers of ancient Greece. 

Performance times:
December 2, 7:30 p.m. (after Lights Over Philo)
December 4, 7:30 p.m. (after Lights Over Philo)
December 5, 3 p.m. (after Lights Over Philo)
December 6, 6:30 p.m. (after Lights Over Philo)
 

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Things We Say in the Dark

Mary Clohan

Things We Say in the Dark is an exploration of grief and intimacy, snapshots of three lives that have been shaken by loss as they try to navigate both the interpersonal struggles and internal battles that mark the process of mourning. 

Performance times:
December 3, 7:30 p.m. (before Family Style)
December 5, 7:30  p.m. (before Family Style)
December 6, 2 p.m. (before Family Style)

December 7, 7:30 p.m. (before Family Style)

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