A reading of Robert Koon's play CYCLIST ATTACKED BY MOUNTAIN LION
On his morning bike ride on a local trail, Jerry finds a sign warning of a local sighting of a mountain lion. He successfully avoids an encounter with the predator, but as his day unfolds the presence of wildlife in the city becomes more and more pronounced…and more and more suspicious. Are the animals launching an attack on the humans who are annexing their territory, or are the humans themselves de-evolving—sliding back into their selfish, animal nature?
Saturday, October 25th, 2pm Chicago Dramatists
NNPN Announces the 42nd Rolling World Premiere: LUCKY ME by Rob Caisley
Lucky Me by Robert Caisley
Sara Fine’s having a bad week. Really bad! The light bulbs in her apartment keep burning out; there’s yet another leak in the roof; the aquarium is perpetually full of dead fish; the cat’s gone AWOL, again, and her blind, elderly father -- who chased off her last beau -- is immediately suspicious of Tom, their new neighbor, a TSA agent who just brought Sara home from the emergency room on New Year’s Eve with a fractured 5th meta-tarsal. As Tom’s attraction to Sara increases, he learns of a truly bizarre streak of bad luck that’s been haunting Sara for 22 years. Lucky Me is a very funny and whimsical comedy about love, aging, bad luck, and airport security.
Curious Theatre Company
October 23-December 6th 2014
Nevada by David Kranes
in this memory play of the same name—is a place discovery and dreams, of almost having but then losing, of hope and discouragement. It is a place where the central remembering character, his best friend and his girlfriend come to the end of their journeying road. Written by David Kranes.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
October 23rd through December 6th
To purchase tickets by phone, call the UNLV Performing Arts Center Box Office at 702-895-2787 (ARTS) or to purchase online, visit the UNLV Performing Arts Center's website.
Veils by Tom Coash
Intisar, a veiled African-American Muslim student, thought she might finally fit in when she enrolled for a year abroad at the American Egyptian University in Cairo. Samar, her Egyptian, non-veiled roommate, enlists Intisar’s help in creating an internet blog about the controversial practice of wearing veils..or not and hopefully helping to bridge the gap between the West and the Middle-East. They and their project, however, are overtaken and in danger of being overwhelmed by events leading up to and including the beginnings of the recent Egyptian revolution. In struggling with events such as a university ban on wearing burkas, an anti-American protest/riot, and Samar’s arrest and forced virginity test, Intisar and Samar are surprised to find themselves on opposite sides of a bitter cultural divide. It is a play about faith, women’s rights, revolution, and above all, is friendship and under- standing possible between people from two such very different cultures.
Production June 2015
It's the Southern California Premiere of
By Steven Simoncic
at the Road on Magnolia
Directed by Alex Levy
Previews begin Jan 31, 2015
Runs Feb 6 to March 28, 2015
THE LAST CADILLAC directed by Samuel G. Roberson, Jr.
August 28 - September 21, 2014
American Demigods is proud to present the world premiere of the latest play in Reginald Edmund's City of the Bayou collection.
When a young hoodlum gets caught breaking into a worn down auto mechanic shop, he pays off his debt by helping to restore an old Cadillac Eldorado. But he soon learns that he has stumbled into a hangout spot for ancient African gods that have long since been forgotten.
Lucky Me at New Jersey Repertory Company July 31 - August 31, 2014
A World Premiere Comedy by Robert Caisley, directed by SuzAnne Barabas. From the playwright who brought you "Happy" comes a whimsical comedy about love, aging, airport security, and 22 years of bad luck.
New Jersey Stage says...
"Robert Caisley's writing is brilliant, witty and insightful in what can be described as modern day Glass Menagerie. Lucky Me is pleasing mixture of great sitcom and vintage Neil Simon with a dash of Aaron Sorkin. Caisley, a Professor of Theatre and Head of Dramatic Writing at the University of Idaho, crafts a story that is both relevant and heartfelt while maintaining big laughs at the expense of family dynamics, romantic histories and the TSA. The scenes make masterful use of the stage space and great comedic timing under the direction of SuzAnne Barabas. The apartment's wallpaper adds a timeless feel to the set which allows the audience to further invest themselves emotionally in the characters and the story....
read the full review.
Polarity Ensemble Theatre will award the 2014 Dionysos Cup to Chicago playwright Kristiana Rae Colón for her new play OCTAGON, which is set in the world of slam poetry competitions. The play was selected as one of four finalist plays to be developed in Polarity’s annual Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays. Over seventy plays by Chicago-area playwrights were submitted to the festival. Finalist plays were selected by committee and the winning play voted upon by audience members and Polarity staff. OCTAGON was also recently awarded the Arizona Latino Playwrights Award that carries a prize of $1000. Read the entire article in SHOWBIZ CHICAGO
Affluence by Steven Peterson: September 25 – October 20 2014
Flare Path by Terance Rattigan: November 20 – December 15 2014
American Wee-Pie by Lisa Dillman: March 19 – April 13 2015
A Special Presentation of SEVEN written by
PAULA CIZMAR, CATHERINE FILLOUX, GAIL KRIEGEL, CAROL MACK, RUTH MARGRAFF, ANNA DEAVERE SMITH, and SUSAN YANKOWITZ
SEVEN A collaboration by seven award-winning female playwrights, the play is based on personal interviews with seven women in the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network who have triumphed over enormous obstacles to bring about major changes in their home countries of Russia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, and Cambodia.
The Women & The Playwrights
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