New Play Festival 2012
A weekend of staged readings of Oxy plays
February 24-26, 2012
Produced by: Stephen Mann '13 and Laural Meade
The Three-Year Glitch by Kirsten Easton '13 re-visits the ancient form of farce through thoroughly contemporary subject matter – internet dating. When Jonah and Marilyn, whose LTR is on the rocks, each bring home a new love interest, their apartment and their lives fall comedically apart.
Directed by: Michael Sargent
God Force by Margaret Talbot-Minkin '12 is a funny and haunting examination of gender identity and body image, set against a backdrop of real and imagined war. The piece explores a future world where the TV talks back and three women from various social and sexual backgrounds finally confront the battle within.
Directed by: Laurie Woolery
The Will to Divide by Jordan Puryear '12 explores a classic story – the family patriarch has died and his will is not what his children expected. Secrets, lies, jealousies and real love surface as one sister decides to hold the others hostage till she gets what she feels she deserves.
Directed by: Patrice Quinn
Mother Knows Best by Jake Mallove '13 portrays an unusual love triangle – a son caught between his very Jewish mother and his very secular fiancé. When he springs her on his family over a long, drunken night everyone discovers what they really believe about family, faith and marriage.
Directed by: Lee Biolos
House Fire by Lauren Tannenbaum '12 takes a look at the complex relationship between a mother and her daughter and a mother and herself. A handsome stranger and a local homeless person turned prophet upend the fragile balance in a household on the brink of a psychological abyss.
Directed by: Fran de Leon
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