Tickets are $25 for Adults and $12 and for students at the door.

2017 24-Hour Playwriting Project

Performance Date:

December 16 at 8pm

Playwrights will receive assignments and rules on Friday night at 8pm. They'll write all night long. They'll have a first reading and rewrite session over breakfast. Then directors arrive for another round of rewrites. Actors arrive at noon and have just a few hours to memorize their roles and rehearse.

Playwrights will be judged by a panel of judges and by the audience. This event is full of jeopardy and fun for everyone. It sells out quickly, so book your seats asap.
By Beth Hanley

Directed By
Stephanie Davis

Performance Dates:

January 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 20 at 8pm

January 14, 21 at 2PM

The tragicomedy relates the story of the three Magrath sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite at Old Granddaddy's home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, after Babe shoots her abusive husband. The sisters were raised in a dysfunctional family with a penchant for ugly predicaments. Each has endured her share of hardship and misery. Past resentments bubble to the surface as the sisters are forced to deal with assorted relatives and past relationships while coping with Babe's latest incident. Each sister is forced to face the consequences of the "crimes of the heart" she has committed.

The play won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.
By Neil LaBute

Directed By
Annette Trossbach

Performance Dates:

February 2, 3, 8, 9. 10, 15, 16 at 8pm

February 4, 11, 18 at 2PM

Oh, the awkwardness of a one-night stand waking up the next day in a strange place, possibly hungover but if last night went really well, wouldn't you want to do it again? For Doug and Beth, the morning after a wedding reception (with lots of alcohol) reveals some surprising twists that neither could have anticipated. Audiences will encounter love and sex, along with societal expectations that might make some question how much we really care about what other people think.

sexy[LaBute] relishes the art of thwarting expectations. - NY Times
By John Bishop

Directed By
Carmen Crussard

Performance Dates:

March 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 at 8pm

March 11, 18, 25, 31 at 2PM

The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop (in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious "Stage Door Slasher") assemble for a backer's audition of their new show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy "angel." The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways and a German maid who is apparently four different people- all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem that follows when the infamous "slasher" makes his reappearance and strikes again.
By Jeff Baron

Directed By
Annette Trossbach

Performance Dates:

April 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 at 8pm

April 15, 22, 28 at 2PM

Having almost hit 86-year-old widower, Mr. Green, Ross Gardiner (a young executive in the corporate world) is charged with reckless driving. He must now complete a form of community service visit Mr. Green every week for the next six months. Though both men are quick to resent these forced visits, their conversations soon reveal family secrets and past hardships. A story of acceptance and open-mindedness, replete with charm and poignancy.

"...this is a two-person gem." - Denver Post
There is a level of intelligence and compassionate understanding here which exceeds what we expect to find in the category of sentimental comedy entertainments... - Talkin' Broadway
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