New Play Festival 2010

Student written plays,
performed and directed by student and professional artists

Presented by the Department of Theater
February 18-21 in Keck Theater
Festival Producers: Laural Meade and Kari Swanson
Admission is free
Schedule

Thursday, February 18
8:00pm Hungry for Humans by Alexandra Bair and
We’re Not So Different, You and I by Eric Zipper
staged readings

Friday, February 19
6:30pm Home Made and Eco-Friendly by Dana Vigran and
Reconstruction by Claudia Gómez
staged readings
9:00pm The Fall of the J’s by Gladys Angle
workshop production

Saturday, February 20
6:00pm The Creature of Bay Point by Sara Roberts
staged reading
8:30pm The Fall of the J’s by Gladys Angle
workshop production

Sunday, February 21
2:30pm Understand? by Chloe Jenkins-Sleczkowski
staged reading

The Plays

Hungry for Humans by Alexandra Bair

In the horror-inspired comedy Hungry for Humans by Alexandra Bair, a young patient tries to explore her fear of all things zombie. The safety of a psychoanalyst’s couch becomes the ultimate trap, however, when her confidant becomes her captor.
Thursday, February 18 at 8:00pm

We’re Not So Different, You and I by Eric Zipper

Eric Zipper’s old-school melodrama We’re not So Different, You and I pits the world’s greatest criminal against the world’s greatest detective deep within the confines of a underground London prison cell. In the face of a murder that is personal to both of them, they confront the essential questions of good vs. evil only to find that one cannot exist without the other.
Thursday, February 18 at 8:00pm

Home Made and Eco-Friendly by Dana Vigran

Home Made and Eco-Friendly, a farcical romp by Dana Vigran, confronts the myths of gender roles through the story of a young man who falls in love at first sight with a socially-minded young woman who ironically cares only about herself. With a delightfully over-bearing mother and a father who lives in his heating vents, the pressure of matrimonial bliss becomes heartbreak havoc.
Friday, February 19 at 6:30pm

Reconstruction by Claudia Gómez

The ghost of Abraham Lincoln haunts a young woman’s apartment in Reconstruction, a black comedy by Claudia Gomez. Is he really the Great Emancipator come to recount his glory days or a romanticized manifestation of her recently deceased father? In the middle of an epic battle staged in and around her living room, a Lincoln “expert" helps her find out.
Friday, February 19 at 6:30pm

The Fall of the J’s by Gladys Angle

Gladys Angle’s musical romp Fall of the J’s finds young Esteban De la Cruz a stranger in a strange land when he transfers to a new high school that features a triumvirate of basketball-wielding bullies, a crazy head nun, and the girl of his dreams. All the while a Greek chorus that doubles as the school’s show choir provides eerily funny musical comment.
Friday, February 19 at 9:00pm
and Saturday, February 20 at 8:30pm

The Creature of Bay Point by Sara Roberts

In the meditative mystery The Creature of Bay Point by Sara Roberts a mysterious young being that is not fully human, not fully fish washes up on the shores of small New England town.  When a group of sisters, who’s beloved family home is being sold, try to nurse him back to health their common histories help each of them reconcile the past and face the future.
Saturday, February 20 at 6:00pm

Understand? by Chloe Jenkins-Sleczkowski

In Understand?, a full-length drama by Chloe Jenkins-Sleczkowski, a young woman with a gift for manipulating language to sell ideas and products in the high-paced world of advertising finds that the same skills fail her when it comes to dealing with relationships. In trying to address a deep rift with her estranged father, both have to put down the crutches of jargon and explore the messy realities of real communication.
Sunday, February 21 at 2:30pm

 

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