Cherry Lane Mentor Project 2008
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Mentor Project 1 - THE WOODPECKER By Samuel Brett Williams, Mentored by Charles Fuller is a tale of two worlds: the small town of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and the grim reality of an all too familiar military prison. It's Jimmy's last day before going to war. He's addicted to glue, his mom is seeing visions of the sweet potato casserole, and his wheelchair-bound dad can kick his ass. He turns to God for answers, and finds…an Ivory-Billed Woodpecker. Playwright Samuel Brett Williams explores family, faith and freedom in a dark comedy that blurs the lines between black and white and right and wrong. First reading, January 7th at 7 PM; showcase production: March 25th - April 5th, 2008 Mentor Project 2: THE YOUNG LEFT By Greg Keller, Mentored by Gretchen Cryer is about the story of Ben and Jonah who have been friends since they were little. Jonah wants to move to a more progressive community and live his beliefs. Ben is concerned. Mandy wants to marry Ben. Jill is Jonah's girlfriend, but also Troy's girlfriend. Troy wants to change the world. Melody isn't sure what she wants, but is a pretty good dancer. The Young Left is about love, melancholy, politics, getting old-ish, and why our friends' decisions make us anxious. First reading, January 14th at 7 PM; showcase production: April 15th- 26th, 2008 Mentor Project 3: JAILBAIT By Deirdre O'Connor, Mentored by Michael Weller is the story of two fifteen year old girls who spend a night at a Boston club posing as college students. When the girls cross paths with two thirty-something men they must decide how far they are willing to go while playing at adulthood. First reading, January 28th at 7 PM; showcase production: May 6th - 17th, 2008
38 Commerce St
New York, NY 10014
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