Plays and Playwrights 2014

ALONE. by Edward Elefterion

August Strindberg searches for inspiration from the world around him and from the “Powers” that he believes are guiding him and learns that the fantastical universe inside of him is perhaps more real than the “real” world outside of him.

BURNING IN THE NIGHT by Richard Warren

Semi-autobiographical, this memory play with music is the stage adaptation of a memoir by playwright Dale Wasserman’s ("Man of La Mancha," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest") journey from runaway teen to rail-riding hobo to globe-trotting writer for television, stage and screen. Throughout his fascinating life, he pursued the impossible dream of absolute freedom; only to discover it’s a delusion, fraught with debilitating limitations.

HOW I LEARNED TO BECOME A SUPERHERO by Dennis Flanagan

The play follows the stories of three people who have taken action against the losses they have suffered in their lives by turning themselves into real life "Superheroes"; the heroes have to face the consequences of playing make believe in a world that is all too real, where consequences of the past are always present and the future uncertain.

I KNOW WHAT BOYS WANT by Penny Jackson

A high school girl discovers that this week's Internet sensation is a video of her having sex and is determined to handle this crisis alone.

LINDA LOVELY GOES TO BROADWAY by Ann Morrison

Broadway veteran Ann Morrison finds profound truth and beauty in her friend and colleague Linda, a highly creative woman with Down syndrome, who teaches deep lessons with simplicity and love.

NIGHTMARES: A DEMONSTRATION OF THE SUBLIME by Adam R. Burnett

This play situates itself between terror and comedy (the sublime), beneath the gaze of Henry Fuseli's iconic painting, and in the midst of an enveloping soundscape to plumb the extremities of our contemporary condition and posit the question: are we still capable of being overwhelmed?

NORTH TO MAINE by Brenton Lengel

An impromptu fellowship of hikers struggles with the elements, each other, and their own pasts as they journey 2,180 miles through the American wilderness, from Georgia north to Maine.

RISE AND FALL OF A TEENAGE CYBERQUEEN by Lindsay Joy

Sick of being bullied at school and patronized by their bored parents, teen brother and sister Micah and Lyla dream up a way out of their small suburban town.

TEST-DO YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW? ARE YOU POSITIVE? (2M) by William LoCasto

Three short plays about the newly-released at-home HIV test and the ramifications therein.

TEST-DO YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW? ARE YOU POSITIVE? (M/W) by Cheryl King

Three couples take the new at-home HIV test -- they are a gay man and a straight woman who had sex once 10 years ago; a guy and his girlfriend who seems a bit "testy" about their relationship; and a mature couple who put off being sexual until they know.

WHAT'S IN A NAME by Timothy Nolan

Confronted by the past, the present, and the police, a woman examines the results of choices made many years ago and finds that the secrets that are the hardest to keep are the hardest to tell.

Diverse new works from the 2012-2013 theater season that reflect the current state of the art and the state of American culture