NEW PAGES PREVIEW
June 8, 2019 | 12:00pm
Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake | 302 S. Hicks Street
Over the last year, our New Pages playwrights have been meeting, writing & refining new scripts and now we’re ready to bring you a first listen to the work they’re creating! Hear brief excerpts of 6 new scripts including a preview of one which will receive a full production during our 2019-2020 Season!
This is a FREE EVENT, however reservations are highly encouraged!
NEW PAGES PLAYWRIGHTS
Edie & Mae is a new dark comedy set in the near future. The water’s gone. May can hear the future rushing back, maybe. Edie fell in love with Mae at first sight, definitely. A story of two lovers at the edge of the world, reaching through the pipes for one last drop of salvation.
Featuring: Hannah Gold & Alison Ormsby
Fresh out of rehab, Nell returns to her hometown of Mystic, CT with two goals: track down her former classmate who tried and failed to grow the longest fingernails in the world, and be promoted to the most high profile job in town: town guide at the Seaport. With the help and hindrance of her older sister, Nell grabs at her chance for hometown glory – but it’s not as easy as it looks.
Featuring: Alison Ormsby & Jenna Kuerzi
Eric and Erica have known each other since they were 16 years old. They have seen each other through the highs and lows of their lives. In this play that jumps from the past to the present to the future on a line we explore the beauty of friendship, the effects of shared trauma and the healing power of drag and a good dance break.
Featuring: Bren Thomas & Taysha Canales
Tomasina AKA Kila - T is Hip-hop / Traps newest chart topper. Gardenia cleans her dressing room. When an attack on Kila’s concert forces the two women together, questions of morality, success, and redemption are danced around.
Featuring: Taysha Canales & Yajaira Paredes
Park Ranger knows she should be doing more to save the planet than just hating straws. Park Ranger avoids her environmental apathy by sending butt pics to her long-distance-eco-activist-girlfriend Thorn. Park Ranger overcompensates for her paralyzing fear about the future of mammalian life on earth by doing too much too ineffectively. Park Ranger does nothing as xenophobes capture her best friend, the titular Opossum. How will the community of Jumping Cholla Community Park ever survive if they don’t work together as a community?! (Seriously, how? A punk Tumbleweed wants to know.) O, Possum! A (bleak) comedy about climate change, friendship, and dealing with the consequences of our inactions.
Featuring: Jenna Kuerzi, Hannah Gold, Asaki Kuruma & Bren Thomas
An overworked adjunct professor/Starbucks barista finds his dreams and waking life blurring, as his infant son refuses to sleep, and his parents' working-class resentments gain a foothold in his dreams.
Featuring: Chris Davis, D’Arcy Dersham & Dan Kern
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