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The line-up for the 2007 Summer Play Festival includes:
Alice in War, by Steven Bogart, follows young Alice, Bianca, and Rabbit who discover a war zone, bizarre generals, creepy creatures, and other mysterious surprises on the other side of their basement wall.
Blueprint, by Bixby Elliot, questions professional and personal interests after an architecture professor develops a complicated relationship with his ambitious student that may or may not cross the line.
Cipher, by Cory Hinkle, is about two clerks who monitor the thoughts of terrorists and what happens when they ask questions surrounding a troubled teenage boy.
Devil Land, by Desi Moreno-Penson, is a dark fairy tale for the contemporary world about a childless couple who kidnap a young girl to build their own family, and what happens when the girl’s imaginary friend comes to life to help her.
Flesh and the Desert, by Carson Kreitzer, is a kaleidoscopic biography of the living and breathing Las Vegas, complete with Elvis, Liberace, Siegfried and Roy, Bugsy Siegel and showgirls.
The Gabriels, by Van Badham, is a dark comedy about an unconventional family reunion involving two sets of partners and their children over Easter weekend.
Half of Plenty, by Lisa Dillman, shows what happens when a suspiciously-named family moves across the street and two neighbors take matters into their own hands.
Lower Ninth, by Beau Willimon, focuses on two men stranded on the roof of their house after a horrific storm, who battle heat, hunger, thirst, and each other while keeping their strength and faith.
Minor Gods, by Charles Forbes, is about Henry, a geneticist who hires a male prostitute the night before he plans to reveal a world-changing scientific breakthrough.
Missing Celia Rose, by Ian August, focuses on a town that harmoniously integrates its white townspeople with its black slaves after the Civil War, and faces a troubling future when a young white boy uncovers the truth surrounding the disappearance of the beloved black Minister’s wife.
My Wandering Boy, by Julie Marie Myatt, is a journey across the vast landscape of America and concerns a private detective hired to find a lost boy who discovers a trail filled with those who fiercely protect his secrets.
The Nightshade Family, by Ruth McKee, is about Hannah and her estranged brother who appears one day and refuses to leave, unraveling what sanity if left in her life.
Not Waving, by Ellen Melaver, is about the lines drawn and crossed by three couples at the beach over the course of one day; leaving them to decide if they can rely on the one they love the most.
Novel, by Anna Ziegler, is about a widowed writer at a conference who discovers a group of unusual world-record holders, and what happens when their presence sparks his imagination.
Unfold Me, by Joy Tomasko, concerns a love triangle involving a woman diagnosed with an illness, her boyfriend, and death.
Vrooommm! A NASComedy, by Janet Allard, is about Holly “Leggs” Nelson, the first woman in NASCAR, “Hotshot,” the rookie with the hots for her, and the fast-paced life on the car-racing circuit.