The Ruckus and A MOSTE APPROPRIATTE & LADYELYKE FESTIVALE OF PLAYES BY LAEDEYES presents Creep by MT Cozzola
The Ruckus proudly presents:
A MOSTE APPROPRIATTE & LADYELYKE FESTIVALE OF PLAYES BY LAEDEYES
Featuring new work by Beth Kander, Cassandra Rose, and MT Cozzola, with the divine direction of Rebecca Willingham, Aileen McGroddy, and Kristin Davis
All readings will be at Berry United Methodist Church (4754 N Leavitt) at 7:30PM. Readings will be followed by a brief talkback with the playwright.
*$10 in advance for reserved seating, or PWYC at the door.
DATES & PLAY INFORMATION:
June 27 - Creep by MT Cozzola - directed by Kristin Davis
When a loving husband and father gets caught committing an unacceptable act, his family must quickly decide what matters most: Friends or family? Blame or forgiveness? Justice or mercy? An intimate drama about the power and the fragility of family.
June 13 - Hazardous Materials by Beth Kander - directed by Rebecca Willingham
On a dreary day in 2015, new co-workers Hal and Cassie are investigating a Chicago apartment where an elderly Jane Doe recently died. In the same apartment in the 1950s, two women's lives unexpectedly intersected. With each object or truth unearthed or ignored in each era, one small apartment unfurls as home to a world of human longing.
June 20 - Children of Troy by Cassandra Rose - directed by Aileen McGroddy
Siblings Izzy Edelmar and Paul Sterling live in a family steeped with history. Even Izzy's ten year old son, Derek, notices the similarities between how Izzy and Paul look at each other and what happened to the last of King Priam's children. Now Izzy must figure out how to save herself and her brother before history repeats itself.
Set thirty-seven years later, THE ABUELAS by Stephanie Alison Walker explores the long repercussions of Argentina's so-called "Dirty War."
Director: Yetta Gottesman
Sean Patrick Thomas
Saturday, June 4th at 6PM
VS Theater - 5453 West Pico Blvd.
Reservations are free and required as the space only holds 35 seats.
we will be asking for a donation to the Playwrights Union at the door.
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The Playwrights Union
American Beauty Shop by Dana Lynn Formby
published by Bloomsbury Methuen
When that baby's born . . . your life ceases being your life. That child owns every single one of your actions. Every breath of your body. Every dream that you ever had, Mrs. Top Two Percent, those dreams are sucked out of you and poured into the soul of that child.
It's hard to pull yourself up by your bootstraps in this economy-Sue should know. It's harder when you've got kids, even whip-smart, talented ones like Judy. Sue has big dreams for both her basement beauty shop and her daughter, who's anxiously waiting for a letter from Berkeley that could change her life.
Armed with tough love, combative humor and an uncompromising work ethic, Sue is struggling to balance her own livelihood and Judy's future. A heartfelt play about the true cost of dreams.
American Beauty Shop received its world premiere at Chicago Dramatists in April 2016, having received readings at Steppenwolf, Florida Studio Theatre, Steep Theatre, Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Chicago Dramatists.
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Tampa Repertory Theatre & Creative Loafing
Johnny 10 Beers' Daughters by Dana Lynn Formby
Johnny 10 Beers' Daughters tells the story of a burned-out Iraq War vet and the daughter he raised. The twist? She grew up to to fight in the same war — and the resulting conversation between these two vets, separated in time and space, is intense, loving, and moving. Join them as they fish and talk and find their way through silence on the banks of the Pourdre and Euphrates Rivers.
Staged readings of new plays you won’t be able to stop talking about
in the CL Space, 1911 N. 13th St. (above Spaghetti Warehouse)
7:30pm (Doors open at 7)
Exciting new plays sure to keep the conversation going.
Conversation Starters — it’s a new TampaRep tradition.
PIVOT ARTS PRESENTS
FINDING PANCHO by JUAN VILLA
presented with KRISTINA ISABELLE DANCE COMPANY’S AND THE SPIRIT MOVED ME
June 4 & 5 7:30PM:
Loyola University’s Mundelein
Center 1020 W. Sheridan Rd.
Price: $20/$10 students with ID
Finding Pancho by Juan Villa details a son’s search for his father, Francisco Jose Villa, who had been missing in Colombia for almost two years. After 26 years of living in the United States, Juan realizes in order to reunite with his family, he will have to return to his homeland and face the ghosts of his past.
Kristina Isabelle Dance will premiere “And The Spirit Moved Me,” an evening length stilt-dance work. “And The Spirit Moved Me” takes us on a provocative journey through the body landscape to discover and reveal the natural and spiritual world within. Originally inspired by modern dance master Sybil Shearer and her quest for spirituality through movement. Isabelle continues the search by moving through nature to expand our physical form. This work will feature Isabelle’s signature stilt dance as well as moving video and sonic sound score. A surreal exhibition of the layers of our search for enlightenment.
Now Playing at Taproot Theatre
The Realization of Emily Linder
by Richard Strand
May 13 – June 11
Previews May 11 & 12, PWYC May 18
Control is an illusion … where’s the remote? Retired college professor Emily Linder summons her daughters to share her recent realization: she knows the precise time of her death. In this quirky comedy one eccentric family will amuse and surprise you with their preoccupations. recognitions and realizations.
UNVEILED: South Africa
By Rohina Malik
Performed by Gulshan Mia
Voyage Theater Company has been invited to present our production of Rohina Malik’s acclaimed one-woman show UNVEILED at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa. The National Arts Festival is Africa’s oldest and largest multi-arts festival. In 2016 the Festival will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Women’s March to Pretoria. South African actress Gulshan Mia will return to her native country with VTC to perform UNVEILED on the main stage from July 5 – 11.
This engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with National Endowment for the Arts and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Agency Theater Collective
Written by Mia McCullogh
Directed by Sommer Austin
October 28th – December 11th, 2016
The Den Theatre – 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.
To live in Chagrin Falls, Oklahoma is to be in the killing business...
Chagrin Falls won the 2001 American Theatre Critics Association Osborn Award and was a finalist for their Steinberg Award. Chagrin Falls also received Joseph Jefferson and After Dark Awards for Best New Work, as well as a Cincinnati Entertainment Award for Best Production, and First Prize in the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition.
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