Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The Rhombus Readings are this weekend!
Don't miss The Rhombus Readings this weekend. We've got an exciting line up of new plays that we've been working on for the past year or two. I'm delighted to get to hear my new play, Flight, read on Saturday night. I've got a terrific director (M. Bevin O'Gara) and cast. I've been making big changes since I brought the play to the Seven Devils Conference in Idaho. (Even though my stay was cut short, due to family tragedy, I've stayed in touch with my director and dramaturg and the id theatre folks.) And I've been working on the script in my Huntington Playwriting Fellows group, as well as in Rhombus.
Now I need to hear it in front of an audience again. That's where you come in. (And by audience, let's be honest, 5 people isn't much of an audience. Now, 20 people, in a small theatre, that's an audience. So bring a friend or two.)
It's free. It's fun. And there will be good snacks. (I'll bake brownies.)
All the readings will take place at Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave., Boston
The Fakus by Joe Byers
Friday, Sept. 16
A sinuous tale of three canny people and one large sum of money on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. All of them are deadly earnest. Trust is for sale to the highest bidder. Every heart has its price tag. Featuring Nancy E. Carroll, Paul Melendy, and Craig Mathers.
Flight by Patrick Gabridge
Saturday, Sept. 17
Sarah spends her days in the airport, finding comfort in its organized chaos, forced anonymity, and careful security. Little does she know that beneath its clean and shining façade, the airport - like the world outside it - is littered with lives torn apart by loss. Caught in the crossfire of the airport's lost souls, Sarah discovers there is no such thing as an innocent escape. Directed by M. Bevin O'Gara, featuring Elise Manning, Luis Negron, and Brenny Rabine.
The Embryos by Ginger Lazarus
Sunday, Sept. 18
Mommy and Daddy love their embryos. Love them so much that when in vitro fails, they decide to take their precious blastocysts home and care for them like children. All might be well, except that "Leggo and Eggo" have voracious appetites and uncanny abilities beyond their developmental stage. When they run amok, the poor would-be parents are faced with a choice: save their embryos from the world, or save the world from their embryos. Directed by Barlow Adamson, featuring Robert Murphy and Lisa Tucker.
(There's a fun interview with the embryos from The Embros on the Playwrights Perspective blog.)