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August 18th – September 3rd, 2023
In Blooming Cactus, a witty new comedy, Gran and her friends at the Blooming Cactus Independent Living Center in Yuma, Arizona, run a little illegal side business. When her grandson, Joey, comes to visit, Gran enlists him to help her grow the business into something more lucrative and daring. As the money starts to multiply, so do the risks. How far will they go to protect their profits and themselves?
by Sally Jane Kerschen-Sheppard
Directed by Debra Rich Gettleman
Thursday, July 6th from 6pm – 10pm and Saturday, July 8th from 11am – 2pm.
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Rehearsals begin on July 12th, 2023
Show dates: August 18th – September 3rd, 2023
Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm
Gran - F 70’s
Denny - M, 70’s
Jean - F, 70s
Joey - M, 18
Bruce - M, 40s
Marsha - F 40s
Agnes of God
September 29 - October 22, 2023
Agnes of God tells the story of a novice nun who gives birth and insists that the child was the result of a virgin conception. A psychiatrist and the mother superior of the convent clash during the resulting investigation. The title is a pun on the Latin phrase Agnus Dei (Lamb of God).
by John Pielmeier
Mother Miriam Ruth
Dr. Martha Livingstone
November 17 - December 10, 2023
The Vandal, which is billed as a "new play about death and vandalism in Kingston, NY," received a reading at Barnard College in October 2011 in a partnership between New York Stage and Film and Barnard College.
Here's how the play is characterized: "Set in Kingston, New York, The Vandal is a startling, funny and dark new play about a woman and a boy who meet at a bus stop on a cold night and the stories they tell to keep each other warm."
by Hamish Linklater
Holiday Music and Musings
December 15 - December 17, 2023
A fun, seasonal celebration
by Artistic Members
Submissions due by October 25, 2023
The Other Place
January 12 - February 4, 2024
Juliana is fifty two years old and a brilliant drug-company scientist. She is giving a speech to a neurological convention. As she speaks we cut away to scenes with her doctor, phone calls from her estranged daughter, and arguments with her husband who may or may not be divorcing her. Through it all she constantly refers to "the other place", a cottage on Cape Cod that the family once owned, and a place where Juliana feels she may reunite with her missing daughter and find some peace of mind. Juliana becomes argumentative with everyone around her and appears increasingly confused. The phone calls from the missing daughter may be a delusion. Juliana believes that she has a brain tumor and says that her mother and other relatives all died of brain tumors at an early age.
Eventually Juliana actually visits the other place and encounters the current owner whom she mistakenly believes to be her daughter. The woman is initially hostile and has problems of her own. But soon the two women find mutual comfort as Juliana's husband arrives to take her home. In a poignant closing monologue she finally confronts what is really going on.
by Sharr White
JULIANA, A sharply charismatic scientist in her early fifties. Juliana's obviously fierce intelligence is both her greatest asset and her largest burden, having helped her carve a niche in a deeply competitive field infiltrated by brilliant minds, and yet bringing her a deep impatience and a drive not always understood by those around her.
IAN, Juliana's husband, early fifties, an oncologist.
THE WOMAN, ln her late twenties to early thirties, The Woman portrays: Dr. Cindy Teller, a neurobiologist; Laurel, Juliana and lan's daughter; and a Woman.
THE MAN, ln his late thirties, The Man portrays Richard Sillner, and Bobby, a nurse.
March 1 - March 24, 2024
It's the age of artificial intelligence, but 86-year-old Marjorie is worried that her memory may be fading. That is until the appearance of Walter, a mysterious and charming young visitor programmed to help Marjorie uncover the intricacies of her own past. As Walter's true nature is revealed, new levels of complexity emerge, leading to profound questions about the limits of technology and whether memory might be a purely human invention.
This clever and captivating new drama explores what it means to be human, the complicated nature of familial relationships and the moments in life that we might choose to forget, if given the chance.
by Jordan Harrison
The Subject Was Roses
April 19 - May 5, 2024
Tim Cleary returns home to his parents after World War 2 only to be caught in the middle of old emotional wounds and unresolved marital problems. From the treasury of American Theatre, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award play explores the lives of three well-meaning people who discover the feelings that bind them and those that divide them.
by Frank D. Gilroy
2024 New Summer Shorts
June 6 - June 16, 2024
Original! Fun! Surprising! You never know what to expect from our Studio Playwrights!
by Studio playwrights
Play Submissions due by Jan 15, 2024