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New Play Festival Readings 

When: Feb. 5-9 2014
Price: $8-$10 per show.
"Still We Wait" by Truc Doan Wednesday, February 5th at 7:30pm Directed by Mario Savastano Five passengers on an alien spaceship bound for a new world find that they can't quite leave the old one behind. Running Time: 45 minutes Rated PG-13 for language Performance followed by a post-show talkback with the author "Professor Pomfret's Recognition Scene" by Shirley Ricker Thursday, February 6th at 7:30pm Directed by Shirley Ricker A class’s adaptation of an ancient Roman comedy launches a Classics professor and a student into a chance encounter—and into the real-life recognition of something both have in some way rejected. Assisted by Hermes, Olympian trickster and meddler par excellence, professor and student must play their roles. But does Hermes' meddling lead to the truth or to just another trick? Running Time: 60 minutes Rated PG-13 for a lesbian relationship Performance followed a post-show talkback with the author "The Weekends" by Katherine Royal Friday, February 7th at 7:30pm Directed by Melyssa Hall A developing comedy about what it means to be a millenial. Jacob, Stephanie, and Alicia are three childhood friends attempting to reconcile their roles as a part of the "me me me" generation while grappling with relationships, sexuality, and what exactly is expected of them as they exit college and enter the "real world." You'll laugh, you'll cringe, you'll probably won't cry. Running Time: 90 minutes Not recommended for audiences under 18. Performance followed by a post-show talkback with the author "The Cell" by Maria Brandt Saturday, February 8th at 7:30pm Directed by Stephanie Siuda Lisa and Harry launch an affair while following the trail of a twenty-year-old environmental crime. In the process, they both must decide whether or not it’s possible to let go of the past and—even more important—to change the future. Running Time: 60 minutes Rated PG-13 for some adult language and suggested sexual content Performance followed by a post-show talkback with the author Three Short Plays by Manuel Igrejas Sunday, February 9th at 2:00pm Directed by Peter Fekete "Pittsburgh!" — “If you are standing on a chair with a noose around your neck, please slip off the noose and get off the chair. Sit in the chair and wait for the next available counselor who is just around the bend.” "Lisbon" — Lisbon, 1755. An earthquake has leveled the city. Two women, one young and hungry, the other older and wealthy emerge from the rubble of a church, with a dead duck and attempt to make their way in the great ruined city. "Aria for Duane Reade" — She had a headache. She needed aspirin. There was a Duane Reade. Somehow, inside the huge store, she lost herself, disappeared and found herself again. Running Time (combined): 50 minutes Performance followed by a post-show talkback with the author


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