Richard Greenberg
(© Mark Avery/SCR)
Richard Greenberg
(© Mark Avery/SCR)
South Coast Repertory has announced selections for its 12th annual Pacific Playwrights Festival, to be presented May 1-3.

Highlights will include two fully-produced world premieres of Our Mother's Brief Affair (April 3-May 3), a new comedy by Richard Greenberg about two adult siblings who reunite to tend to their elderly mother and are astonished to learn about her long-ago love affair, and Lauren Gunderson's Emilie -- The Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life at the Petit Théâtre at Cirey Tonight (April 19-May 10), the story of an 18th century Parisian noblewoman and her lifelong affair with the Enlightenment superstar Voltaire.

In addition, the festival will include staged readings of In a Garden, by Howard Korder (May 2 at 1 pm), Doctor Cerberus by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (May 2 at 3:30 pm), Extraordinary Chambers by David Wiener (May 1 & 2 at 7:45 pm), 9 Circles by Bill Cain (May 2 at 10:30 am), and The Language Archive by Julia Cho (May 3 at 10:30 am).

For more information, visit www.scr.org.