About This Show

The Saturday Series consists of staged readings and discussions of plays-in-progress.

May 3: Bus Boyz by Nambi E. Kelley.
“Men are like buses” are the words of Mary, who is looking, but not desperate to find Mr. Right. And so, come the many men who transport themselves in and out of her life.

May 10: The Land of Pada-Aram by Mark Young.
When a Catholic playwright receives an award from a prestigious Jewish foundation, he decides to convert.

May 17: Southern Illinois University – Student Plays
Chicago Dramatists’ professional actors and directors stage readings of short plays and scenes developed in the M.F.A. and Ph.D. playwriting programs.

May 31: Arrangements by Susan Lieberman
In 1938, Peter Dray, a country doctor in Wisconsin, devotes himself only to his patients…until he meets a special specialist, Henry Meegan, and they fall in love.

June 14: Deadline Workshop
Readings of short plays created in Chicago Dramatists’ Spring Deadline Workshop.

June 21: Deadline Workshop Part II

June 28: Feast by Aline K. Lathrop
In this full-length, comic drama, a closely guarded secret has distanced a mother from her two adult children. When the family reunites for a Thanksgiving weekend, each comes armed with a unique coping strategy.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: May 3, 2003 Final Performance: June 28, 2003