The Playwrights Union hosts its seventh annual reading series of new work. These six original plays were drafted during a month-long writing challenge to our playwrights in February.
S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 4
4pm AN UNTITLED NEW PLAY BY JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE by Matt Schatz
An ambitious Literary Manager finds the nonprofit theatre she works for making questionable programming choices—and must suddenly question her notions of what stories are worth telling.
6pm THE ABUELAS by Stephanie Alison Walker
A visit from two strangers exposes a 37-year-old secret in this play about the long repercussions of Argentina’s “Dirty War.”
8pm THE HOUSE OF THE NEGRO INSANE by
Terence Anthony Attius builds coffins at the Taft State Hospital for the Negro Insane, where he has been locked up for over a decade; when two new patients ask him to help them escape, he dares dream of another life.
S U N D A Y, J U N E 5
2pm THE SUPER VARIETY MATCH BONUS ROUND! by Deb Hiett
A small-town Texas couple find themselves launched on an unexpected, soul-searching, 1970s game show adventure when they rent out their son’s bedroom to a visiting young concert-goer.
4pm PERPETUAL GIRL by Wendy Weiner
A modern fairy tale about the most forbidden thing a woman can do in Hollywood: age.
6pm WELCOME TO KEENE by Brian James Polak
Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” 115 years later . . . a three-act play telling the story of a small American town through the everyday lives of its citizens.