Queen of Sad Mischance by John Minigan
Kym thinks she’s lucked into the perfect resume-builder for a biracial college senior determined to find a career in academia: helping renowned feminist scholar Beverly Norden finish her ground-breaking book on Shakespeare’s Queen Margaret before Alzheimer’s makes the task impossible. As the passing months make clear that Beverly’s failing memory is not the greatest obstacle to their work, Kym reassesses her connection with Beverly, Beverly’s son, and academia itself. What can the Margaret story tell her about her own path forward?
Come Again by Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend
Marina Johnson, a Miami hospice nurse, is tapped by Jesus to be God’s climate change prophet, but when Father Carlos, a priest in her neighborhood, arranges a meeting with Florida's Governor Todd Anderson it doesn’t go as planned. Can she help save the world before it is too late?
The Archway by Donald Loftus
Jeffrey Morrison is a highly successful senior partner at a prominent and extremely conservative Boston law firm. He is very close to achieving his life-long dream; being elected the firm’s Chairman of the Board. Suddenly, this dream is threatened when in the middle of the night, Jeffrey’s degenerate brother, Phillip, breaks into his Beacon Hill townhouse covered in blood. After Phillip confesses to murdering a man, Jeffrey has to decide whether to help his brother or protect his career.
At a Stop by Martha Barnett
Davey, a kindly, under-confident fella, stumbles across 72-year-old May waiting at a bus stop outside of her nursing home. Suffering from Alzheimer's, May believes she is her 24-year-old self needing to get to Belfast to redress a past mistake involving her sister. When Brian, a healthcare assistant at the nursing home, informs Davey that the bus stop is fake, set up to catch escapee residents, they band together to try to get May back inside without causing too much damage to her... or themselves.
On the Greene at Runnymede by Ellen Abrams
In 1215, the wealthy and powerful barons of Great Britain rebelled against grumpy, intransigent King John, who had earned their ill will through incessant wars, attempted conquests, increased taxation, and abuses of power. This verse play revisits that insurrection and the disputes behind the creation and signing of the Magna Carta, the document considered by many to be the precursor of the U.S. Constitution.
Halfway to the Middle by Bridget Grace Sheaff
The Apartment on Yucca by Stephen Jared
Dale Odegard makes money running ‘You Too Can Break Into Show Business’ workshops. Dale’s son, Brian, is a Saturday Morning TV star. What most people don’t realize is that Dale had nothing to do with his son’s success. He walked out of Brian’s life long ago. After not seeing each other for ten years, Brian appears. He gets upset after finding out that his name is being used in the workshops, but he also has a proposition...
Mommy-Person by Xavier George
Anke and Mel, professional, heterosexual women in their late-30s, both want to find love and have children. When the usual approach doesn’t pan out, Anke convinces Mel that they should make a family together—a choice that requires both women to stand up to societal norms and conquer their own fears.
The L-Word by Dan Borengasser
Rebecca Bishop is frustrated. After seven years, her boyfriend, Scott Billings, still avoids making any long-term commitment about their future. As a result, she decides, with the reluctant help of her best friend/employee, Michael Allen, to look into online dating, not necessarily to find someone else, but rather, as she puts it, “to understand my options.” Nevertheless, she does discover a guy who looks promising, and she arranges a meeting. It goes well, and the two decide on a second date. Meanwhile, Michael, convinced that Scott is the one for her, schemes and conspires to try and get Rebecca and Scott back together.
The Treachery of Images by Andrew Biss
Air Date: October 3rd, 2023
A young student is brutally raped and murdered. Her parents, Tom and Christine, are now confronted with the daunting task of processing their grief and attempting to come to terms with the horror that befell their child. The paths they take in doing so, however, couldn't be starker in contrast. Christine has withdrawn into a deadened world of suppressed rage and bitterness that has left her incapable of seeing beyond the terrible tragedy that has visited her. Her husband, Tom, on the other hand, has taken the unusual step of publicly announcing his forgiveness of their daughter's killer. At the most difficult moment in their lives, a wedge has been driven between them, threatening to destroy the only thing they have left, each other. On this explosive evening of final reckoning, as home truths and simmering resentments are laid bare, each will learn painful, often brutal lessons on both the nature of forgiveness and the treachery of images.
*Artwork by Aleesha Williams