Ova-tion! A Season of Women’s Words
The Women of Lockerbie
by Deborah Brevoort, directed by Rachael Lindhart
Sept 14-15 & 21-22
Synopsis: A mother from New Jersey roams the hills of Lockerbie, Scotland, looking for her son’s remains that were lost in the crash of Pan Am 103. She meets the women of Lockerbie, who are fighting the U.S. government to obtain the clothing of the victims found in the plane’s wreckage. Based on true events, this engaging play, told through the structure of a Greek tragedy, is a poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate. Winner of the silver medal in the Onassis International Playwriting Competition and the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays award.
Cast: 2 men/5 women
The House of Yes
by Wendy MacLeod, directed by Christina Patramanis
Nov. 9-10 & 16-17
Synopsis:The hurricane raging outside is nothing compared to the tempest inside the Pascal family home as secrets and twisted relationships are revealed and redefined. This black comedy addresses everything from incest to the Kennedy assassination. This is a can’t miss show.
Cast: 2 men/3 women
The Trestle of Pope Lick Creek
by Naomi Wallace, directed by Chuck Dufano
Feb. 8, 9, & 15, 16
Synopsis: Dalton Chance is 15 years old and an open book. Pace Creagan, aged 17, is fearless and feared, and to Dalton, she’s irresistible. A poetic, Depression-era play by a prize-winning writer; a coming-of-age story with a wicked twist that reaches into the depths of a nation and asks what lies beneath.
Cast: 3 men/2 women (will need male and female who can play teenager)
The Vagina Monologues
by Eve Ensler, directed by Adeara-Jean Maurice
March 15 & 16
Synopsis: The Vagina Monologues showcases real women’s experiences and stories and explores the inner strength of women. The Monologues discuss attitudes, feelings and content not discussed in public as women explore issues of their bodies and share their journeys of becoming comfortable with their bodies.
Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom
by Jennifer Haley, directed by Jason Tipsword
April 5, 6 & 12, 13
Synopsis: In a suburban subdivision with identical houses, parents find their teenagers addicted to an online horror video game. The game setting? A subdivision with identical houses. The goal? Smash through an army of zombies to escape the neighborhood for good. But as the line blurs between virtual and reality, both parents and players realize that fear has a life of its own.
Casting: 2 men/2 women (but can have up to 4 men/4 women if multiple parts are not assigned; will need actors who can play teenagers)
The Children’s Hour
by Lillian Hellman, directed by Elizabeth Tracey
May 10, 11 & 17, 18
Synopsis: Lillian Hellman is a iconic playwright and The Children’s Hour may be her most powerful play. After a malicious youngster starts a rumor about two women who run a school for girls, the scandal tears their lives apart. As the young girl comes to understand the power she wields, she sticks by her story, which precipitates tragedy for the women.
Cast: 2 men/12 women (8 of these are girls age 8 – 12 years)
Dreamwell Writer’s Joust
A contest calling for original full-length plays. Click for contest details.