MAY24 - JUNE09
Blue Bench by Aleks Merilo - Hoping to confirm his suspicions about a particular circus act, a young man sneaks backstage at the worst circus in Paris. He instead finds himself confronted by a haunted figure who will change his life forever, and learns the secrets of the BLUE BENCH
YOUTH: A local boy, probably about 14.
THE MAN: A man with a deformed face, hidden beneath a crude mask. In
his late 30's.
Bunnies by Greg Atkins - Two friends meet up in a motel room. One is on the run and the other is there to arrest him. A sweet and humorous look at two men facing the inevitable.
OREN – Male, 50’s-60’s - race open
RAY – Male, 50’s-60’S - race open
Tempus Fugit by Greg Atkins – Tempus Fugit is a Latin phrase, usually translated into English as “time flies”. And may we also add “when you’re having fun”? Which is what this play is, a fun and heart felt look into the past and future of our relationships.
GARY – Mid 20’s.
CYNTHIA – Mid 20’s
CYNTHIA BODY DOUBLE – Mid 20’s
Nearly Departed by Michael Waterson – Meeting death can be disappointing. Which, when you think of it, is probably a good thing. Right?
STEVE 50, Well dressed business man
REAPER Male or female, indeterminate age, ragged, Chaplin-like.
Runed by Jonathan Josephson – A spoof of M.R. James’ short story “Casting the Runes”, and that is all we are liberty to say about it, other than to say Runed is a most delightfully diabolical play. Enjoy!
Bunning - 30s
Winkle - 30s
Payton - 50s
Farswell - 30s
Casting Note: The characters are written as men but they can
easily be played by women with gendered pronouns changed.
The Action Hero’s Wife by Michael Higgins - A woman trapped inside a Hollywood action movie tries to break free of the clichés that define her life. Haven’t we all been there at least once or twice?
KAM. Male. 20s-40s. A big city police detective. Heroic in the style of an
action movie star.
WILLIAMS. Male. 20s-50s. Kam's by-the-book partner. Also straight out of
action movie land.
LAURA. Female. 20s-40s. Kam's good-hearted wife. Bored with her life
inside a male-oriented, Bechdel Test-failing drama.
TATIANA. Female. 20s-40s. A member of a criminal organization. Russian
The Chip by Michael Higgins - The Chip is a comedy about a struggling artist 90 years in the future. To earn extra money, she allows an advertising firm to insert a computer chip in her head. But the effects on her romantic life are unsettling…to say the least.
REBISSA. Female. 20s/30s. A struggling artist.
VANDER. Male. 20s/30s. A man who screens potential astronauts.
The Window by Tristen Canfield – It’s a delightful play about a cat and a fish.
FISH A free spirit with a zest for life and a love of new things. Open age, open gender.
CAT A philosopher who tends toward the morose. Open age, open gender.