Every year, at this time, the DC theatres gather for our annual tradition, the new play festival at the Kennedy Center, Page to Stage. This year, we are presenting THREE readings.
Why should you come? Well, it’s FREE, but it’s also a first-look chance to hear three scripts that are in varying stages of development and are plays that we Forum folks are very interested in. Come out and let us know what you thought~
We have one reading on Sunday, and two on Monday.
Hope to see you there!
ANA AND THE CLOSET
by Tiffany Antone
Directed by Jessica Burgess
Sunday, 2pm Opera House Tier Lounge
Ana, a Iraq War widow, is happily married to her second husband, John – until a phone call from her first husband, the soldier David, turns her world upside down. When David mysteriously disappears into the closet in apartment – a closet that breathes and belches – John, to prove his love to Ana, goes in after him. But John does not return, and so Ana enlists the help of a spunky (and armed) Sales Attendant from her favorite store to battle with the Underworld that has seized both of Ana’s husbands. Who will make it out alive? A powerful and inventive story about war, love, sacrifice and the pain of letting go.
DIAGRAM OF A PAPER AIRPLANE
by Carlos Murillo
Monday, 4:30pm Theatre Lab
Directed by Michael Dove
As a final act before his death, Javier C, the once promising playwright turned mentally unstable vagabond, sent fragments of his play Diagram of a Paper Airplane to his surviving friends—fragments that can only be made whole if the group comes together to read it.
Javier’s ex-wife and daughter arrange for a memorial service. Javier’s surviving friends, driven by curiosity and guilt, arrive, hoping that the play will reveal the truth behind a tragic mystery that has haunted them for two decades.
A BRIEF NARRATIVE OF AN EXTRAORDINARY BIRTH OF RABBITS
by C. Denby Swanson
Directed by Elissa Goetschius
Monday, 7:30pm Terrace Gallery
Coming up with names is a problem for Mare when she starts giving birth to an endless stream of bunnies. But that’s only the start of her problems, as a whole family of guilty consciences comes to the fore. Who can she turn to? Enter The Stork