The Third Annual Summer Play Festival showcases 15 brand new plays taken from from playwrights all over the world including the UK, Australia, Japan, South Africa, and Brazil marking an increase in international interest. Scripts were also sent in from almost all 50 States.
Week 1: July 5-9- Millicent Scowlworthy, Splitting Infinity, and The Squirrel
Week 2: July 11-16- The Butcherhouse Chronicles, Hitting the Wall, Father Joy, and Gardening Leave
Week 3: July 18-23- A Wive's Tale, Training Wisteria, Spain, and Marge
Week 4: July 25-30- Hardball, Sonia Flew, The Fearless, and Swansong
The plays to be showcased include:
The Butcherhouse Chronicles by Michael P. Hidalgo directed by Thomas Caruso is a darkly comic horror show about four high school students in search of their missing history teacher.
Father Joy by Sheri Wilner directed by Pam MacKinnon is a fantastical comedy about a girl whose father is actually disappearing before her very eyes.
The Fearless by Etan Frankel directed by Scott Schwartz follows the decade-long journey of three friends who form a rock band in college, and find out what it's like to live their dream.
Gardening Leave by Joanna Pinto directed by Michael Goldfried finds a British man whose life is turned around when a pretty young Iranian woman comes to help with his rooftop garden.
Hardball by Victoria Stewart directed by Lou Jacob is a comedy about a rising female Republican political pundit. What happens when news becomes entertainment and politics become a performance?
Hitting the Wall by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich directed by Drew Barr is a dark comedy about a pair of neighbors putting their lives back together after the death of one of their children.
Marge by Peter Morris directed by Alex Timbers is a comedy about a man who hires a prostitute to help murder his wife.
Millicent Scowlworthy by Rob Handel, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll is a "ripped from the headlines" story that finds teenagers reenacting a murder that took place in their community.
Sonia Flew by Melinda Lopez directed by Justin Waldman follows a Cuban exile haunted by the memories of her past when her son announces his intention to join the Marines.
Spain by Jim Knable directed by Jeremy Dobrish is a comedy about a woman, recently left by her husband, who encounters a sixteenth-century conquistador in her twenty-first century living room.
Splitting Infinity by Jamie Pachino directed by Matt Shakman is an explosive, poignant drama about a Rabbi, and his old friend the astrophysicist who wants to prove that God does not exist.
The Squirrel by Alex Moggridge directed by Patrick McNulty is a black comedy that follows a woman and her oversensitive husband, overbearing sister, and a man she just hit with her car.
Swansong by Patrick Page directed by David Muse is a fictitious comic story about real life playwright Ben Jonson putting together the first Folio of William Shakespeare's work after his friend the Bard's death
Training Wisteria by Molly Smith Metzler directed by Evan Cabnet is a tragicomedy that combines a dysfunctional family with a dirty yard and home improvement on the evening of the son's graduation party.
A Wive's Tale by Christina Ham directed by Rosemary Andress is a futuristic drama about a group of barren women conspiring to create the perfect society.