The 18th Annual Delaware Young Playwrights Festival features readings from some of Delaware's most talented young playwrights.
Middle School Division
Oranges, by Hilde Alexander, inspired by real life stories of Holocaust survivors, shows how two seniors living in a managed care facility teach a troubled teen how sometimes the best way to stand up to somebody is by stepping back. The Jump To Enlightenment, by Davis Hammond, is a madcap comedy about a down-on-his luck physicist fighting to convince his colleagues to believe in his revolutionary breakthrough that allows human beings to jump from earth to heaven. In Jessy Horton's Love Me For Me, "goth girl" Alyss is our guide through the minefield of school social systems in this honest and poignant drama about the heartache caused by trying to be yourself and believe in others.
High School Division
In a Time of Scoundrels, by Anna Galati, Elizabeth Howe, and Nicole Kindbeiter, dramatizes events surrounding playwright Lillian Hellman's testimony to the House Un-American Activities Committee, with a cast of supporting characters that includes Dashiell Hammett and Dorothy Parker. In The Angels Want to Wear My Red Shoes by Sudi Green, when a grown daughter leaves her elderly mother in the temporary care of the world's looniest shoe salesperson, parental defiance gets turned on its head. A pair of heels sparks a revelation and leads parent to defy child in this comedy about striking out on your own - no matter how late in your life. American Original by Daniel Jones, is a dark, futuristic comedy about a struggling writer who believes that God has made him the recipient of the last original idea on earth. Unfortunately, in this vision of the future, the public is obsessed with celebrity gossip and miracle diets and couldn't care less about the author's new work.
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