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In Missouri, First Lanford Wilson Festival Develops Five New Plays Aimed for College Life

In Missouri, First Lanford Wilson Festival Develops Five New Plays Aimed for College Life

The First Annual Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival welcomes playwrights, other theater practitioners, students and theatergoers from around country to shine a spotlight on new works suitable for college-age actors June 14-19 in the late playwright’s home state of Missouri. Five new plays — by Emily Bohannon, Lilly Camp, Rachel Graf Evans, Kevin Renn and Jeff Talbott Read Full Article→

Great Barrington Public Theater Has New Plays by Mark St. Germain and Anne Undeland, With Mark H. Dold, Larry Bryggman, More

Great Barrington Public Theater Has New Plays by Mark St. Germain and Anne Undeland, With Mark H. Dold, Larry Bryggman, More

New plays by Mark St. Germain and Anne Undeland will enliven Great Barrington Public Theater’s summer 2021 season in the Berkshires in Massachusetts. Six weeks of performances — including the East Coast premiere of David Mamet’s The Christopher Boy’s Communion — are planned June 24-Aug. 8 at the not-for-profit company’s home at Daniel Arts Center at … Read Full Article→

“Alabama Story”: A New Play About Books, Race, Censorship and the American Character

“Alabama Story”: A New Play About Books, Race, Censorship and the American Character

Alabama Story, playwright Kenneth Jones’ six-actor, one-set play inspired by real events that touch on censorship and Civil Rights issues in “the Deep South of the imagination,” had its world premiere in January 2015 by Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City, UT. Artistic director Karen Azenberg directed the staging, which earned rave reviews, standing ovations and … Read Full Article→

Wisconsin Characters of “Two Henrys” Get a Voice at Third Avenue Playhouse in June

Wisconsin Characters of “Two Henrys” Get a Voice at Third Avenue Playhouse in June

Two Henrys, Kenneth Jones’ three-character humor-laced drama about Wisconsin snowbirds dealing with grief, guilt, prejudice and perceptions in Florida, is among titles featured in PlayWorks 2021, a series of virtual play readings produced by Third Avenue Playhouse, the popular resident theater in Sturgeon Bay, WI. Co-artistic director James Valcq will direct the June 18 presentation… Read Full Article→

“Alabama Story” Makes Its Professional Streaming Premiere Via Actors Theatre of Indiana

“Alabama Story” Makes Its Professional Streaming Premiere Via Actors Theatre of Indiana

Alabama Story, the six-actor/one-set social justice drama by Kenneth Jones, will make its professional streaming debut Jan. 18-Feb. 14, 2021, when Actors Theatre of Indiana offers an on-demand presentation of the archival recording of its fall 2019 production. The staging marked the Indiana premiere of the play about real-life Indiana librarian Emily Reed, who faced persecution … Read Full Article→

Greta Lambert Is Dickens, Scrooge, Et Al, in Her Adaptation of “Carol” for Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Greta Lambert Is Dickens, Scrooge, Et Al, in Her Adaptation of “Carol” for Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Simply put, Greta Lambert is one of the great things to happen to regional theater. If you don’t know her work, you’re in luck: The veteran Alabama actress who has spent 35 years working with Alabama Shakespeare Festival is coming directly into your home this holiday season via ASF’s taped-for-streaming world premiere of her own solo-actor adaptation of … Read Full Article→