The fourth annual festival of new American short plays.
THE EXPENSES OF RAIN
By Deb Margolin
Directed by Laura Barnett
With Iyaba Ibo Mandingo, Jo Yang*
What kind of world renders kindness and madness indistinguishable? A man, driven mad by a peculiar kind of tenderness, stands before a Chinese grocery store on a beautiful, dry morning, umbrella open, awaiting his own kind of rain!
AN ACTOR PREPARES
By Timothy Mason
Directed by Maxwell Williams
With James Leighton, Mark Elliot Wilson*
A former lion of the British stage is in a crisis of his own creation. Now his actor son must let him know that the ship has sailed without him.
PLAY WITH THE PENGUIN
By Roger Hedden
Directed by Billy Hopkins
With Allison Daugherty, Josh Helman, Alex Manette
Street thugs snatch a cello as an Upper West Side couple contemplates the future.
By Neil LaBute
Directed by Dolores Rice
With Jeffery M. Binder and Demond Green
ROMANCE is a genderless love story that re-blooms during a tale of anger, deception, and retribution. Character B tracks down Character A to a seaside residence. While they broke up years ago, B only now realizes the level of betrayal that A had brought to their relationship through a series of meaningless trysts.