About This Show

The Neighborhood Playhouse Playwrighting Lab presents A Shelter for Dreams, a writers’ showcase featuring two plays.

What do we do when the special space where our ideals live is threatened? In two very different stories set a century apart, the first female recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and a brilliant federal prosecutor fight in different ways to keep their dreams alive.

Jane’s House
By Harriet Rafe
Directed by Michael Simon Hall

Upon the assassination of President McKinley in 1901, Jane Addams, America’s first social worker, must choose to either be true to her friends or true to her ideals. With Robert Benes, Bridgette Boucher, David Phillip Brooks, Bekka Lindström, Joe Masi and Marilyn Salisbury.

The Usual Space
By Michael Simon Hall
Directed by David Bogoslaw

On the eve of the 2003 Iraq invasion, how does a brilliant, self-sufficient federal prosecutor ask his wife of thirty years for help, and find the strength to communicate his deepest fear? With Anna Ewing Bull and Brad Holbrook.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: January 26, 2007 Final Performance: January 27, 2007