34th Annual Festival of New Plays

Boston Playwrights Theatre, Boston University
949 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
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The Playwrights' Platform Summer Festival of New Works showcases new original plays. First Weekend, Series A, June 8th, 9th, and 10th THREE FRIENDS by Ludmila Anselm (translated by Natella Poladzade) It's 1990. How do middle-aged Russian immigrants find Mr. Right when language and customs stand in the way? CHARLIE'S GIFT by George Matry Masselam Three individuals find themselves in a relationship wondering who is pulling the strings. SPARE CHANGE by Erik Sherman A romantic comedy in which a man walks into a bank looking for change and meets a bank teller and the space time continuum. ONE TWO MANY by Holly L. Jensen Is one more too many? A married couple tries to spice up their sex life, but the reality of their fantasy might be a little too much...or not? DANCERS by Anthony Donahoe Two adults meet at an Irish dance hall in London in the 1970's and one offers to put the other one up for the night, after he misses his tube connection. This is what happens when they reach the flat. INTERMISSION THE 11TH MINUTE by Marika Barnett He's written the greatest ten-minute play in the history of the universe! The only trouble is ... it's one minute too long! PROGRESS by Jonathon Myers Norman wants to change the future with a scientific breakthrough, but his fellow freshman lab partners are not very helpful. WOUNDS by Frank A. Shefton A trio of young gang members invades the office of a prominent Roxbury dentist seeking medical treatment after one member is wounded in a drive by shooting. RIVER OF BABYLON - THE MUSICAL by Hortense Gerardo and Tony Carafone Bab-y-lon 1. a place of great luxury or immorality 2. a place of exile or capitivity 3. town and vacation spot on Long Island 4. a comic musical satire on love, life, art, betrayal and having a baby in the ladies room at a fancy restaurant near you. Second Weekend, Series B, June 15th, 16th, and 17th THE LITTLE DEATH by Peter M. Floyd Young lovers Paul and Janie are eagerly anticipating their first night together, until an unexpected visitor arrives bearing news that threatens to bring their tryst to a screeching halt. DARK RETREAT by Christopher King When a reporter comes to interview a poet and political refugee who has become famous for meditating in a totally dark chamber he gets more than he has bargained for. THE OFFER by Phyllis Rittner When a young copywriter meets his potential boss at a trendy L.A. cafe, there's more on the menu than just his resume. NEW DIGS by Kelly DuMar His Mom cancelled his cell service and deleted his screen name, but his best friends never had a chance to say goodbye. Will visiting his grave help them to let go? INTERMISSION AN AMERICAN ICON IN GATLINBURG by Scott Welty When Woody can't sit where he wants -- as boxes of yet another failed business finally fill Woody & Joleyne's small home -- can they look up to someone to get them out of their dire situation? THE CARPENTER by Sandy Burns There are moments when an individual's conscience is all that can keep a world from falling. Will the playwright's conscience let him write a play for the government? CHRISTMAS AT GRANDMA'S: WHAT BIG TEETH YOU HAVE! by G.L. Horton Grandma's a pill! But maybe her family has to take her as she is if they hope to understand each other. Info Phone Number: 857-363-0727 Appropriate For Ages: 18 and up

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