Saturday, April 2, 2016

Phoenix Theatre's CALEB REESE FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS AND MUSICALS


Forward (workshop production) May 6 - May 8, 2016
Claire is waiting and has been mired in the same place for a very long time. Walsh has run away but his life keeps chasing him down. The two meet in a beach house rental and connect on a level neither has experienced. But are soul mates supposed to stay with us forever or do they show up as a brief encounter to help us find the courage to move forward?

Jennifer’s Birth (staged reading) May 6 - May 8, 2016

If you could go back in time and observe your parents at the time of your birth, what do you think you'd discover?  Jennifer (who's 57 in the year 2010) goes back to 1953 in a desperate attempt to finally understand her mother.  Jennifer witnesses events – some comedic, some deeply disturbing – that shake up her views about her parents and about herself - and that affect Jennifer even 57 years later.

I AM VAN GOGH (staged reading) May 12 - 14, 2016
When 8 year-old Marc is taken by his devout parents to his first ever Museum, he quickly is entranced and flung into one of Van Gogh’s paintings where the immortal painter shares with him the destiny he held and the fate that awaits Marc.

Stairway (staged reading) May 13 - May 14, 2016
Since its invention, Radio has shaped the music we listen to.  Through the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s the pioneering disc jockeys took the chance to deliver us the finest musical era of Classic Rock. This story is about a man that helped change our musical world forever, bringing us the “British Invasion” with The Beatles, The Stones and The Who and eventually bringing us American acts like Aerosmith, Van Halen and Journey. 

The Evening of Short Plays
This year's evening of short plays includes swing/hit/miss by Justice Hehr, Can You Sing? by Allan Provost, Raghead by Thomas Coash, Feeding Time at the Human House by David Wiener, The Vermont Way by Robert McCarthy, The Fool on the Hill by John Blaylock.

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