Play Schedule for Saturday, Oct 7, at 2pm
The Conversation by Wendie Malick. A look at the assumptions we make about ourselves and each other. We have this strange notion that by a certain age, we will have pretty much figured life out. The truth is we are all “works in progress,” and a necessary part of our evolution may require radically upsetting the status quo.Directed by Dan Lauria and starring Priscilla Lopez, Barbara Andres and Dan Lauria.
Her Place in the World by D.W. Gregory. Adam's immortal, diabolical first wife, Lilith, makes her appearance again, wreaking havoc among his descendants, now atoning for their sins in Juniata County, Pennsylvania. Directed by Andrea Andresakis and Starring Carolyn Popp, Dan McVey, Brittany Sambogna, Pheonix Vaughn, Edwin Alexander.
The Outside Edge of a Full Circle by Matthew Harrington. Is Jesus from Wolverhampton? James and his wife ponder this question, among others, after he returns from an early morning stroll where-in he had an unusual encounter with a naked man named Jesus. Directed by Joel Stone and starring Mary Francina Golden and Joe Gioco.
Something About Eve by Lynne Halliday. A young man decides to buy some perfume for his fiancé, but what should be a simple business transaction becomes more of an interrogation, when an attractive saleswoman probes into his personal life and turns him upside down. Directed by Zoya Kachadurian, and starring Alex Hyatt and Christopher Daftsios.
Wendie Malick is an award winning actress whose career has spanned 40 years. Best known for her roles on Dream On, Just Shoot Me, Frasier and Hot in Cleveland. Films include American President, Jerome, Waiting, Fifty-Nothing and The Emperor’s New Groove. Theatre credits: North Shore Fish, Burleigh Grimes (Off-Broadway), Round Trip, Questa, Vagina Monologues, Santaland Diaries, The Underpants (Los Angeles) Blithe Spirit, What is the Cause of Thunder (Williamstown), Closure (NJ Rep), Love Letters (Laguna Playhouse), Don’t Blame Me … (Woolly Mammoth), The Guys (Studio Arena). Malick is currently starring in Paul Rudnick’s new play, Big Night at The Kirk Douglas Theater in L.A.
D.W. Gregory's plays frequently explore political issues through a personal lens. The New York Times called her “a playwright with a talent to enlighten and provoke” for her most produced work, Radium Girls, about the famous case of industrial poisoning. Other plays include Molumby's Million, nominated for a Barrymore Award by Philadelphia Theatre Alliance; The Good Daughter and October 1962, which premiered at NJ Rep; a new musical comedy, The Yellow Stocking Play, with composer Steven M. Alper and lyricist Sarah Knapp; and Salvation Road, coming from Dramatic Publishing. Her short comedy So Tell Me About This Guy was a finalist for the Heideman Award and produced at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville on a bill of short works. Her plays have been produced throughout the United States and abroad, and her work has been developed through the support of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE), the National New Play Network, the Maryland Arts Council, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Gregory is a member of the Dramatists’ Guild and an affiliated writer with The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis. More information can be found on her website at dwgregory.com and at dramaticpublishing.com
Matthew Harrington was born in Brazil, raised in South America and Europe, and now resides with his wife, LaDawna, in New Jersey. Upon graduating from the Professional Actors Training Program at Ohio University (MFA), he spent several years as a resident member of the Indiana Repertory Theater. Most recently he has devoted much of his time, joy, and passion to the art of writing, especially for The Bakery.