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Women Playwrights Festival 2022

DATE:  Saturday, October 29, 2022

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 

2:00pm Two Play Performance and Talk Backs
RECONSTRUCTION by Barbara Kimmel
AT THE HOTEL TEXAS by Laurie Graff

4:00pm League of Professional Theatre Women Discussion and Conversation “Rebuilding Theatre with Greater Relevance”

5:00pm Boxed dinners prepared by Ani’s Table delivered – please place orders in advance. Details below. Menu here

6:00pm Social hour in the Playhouse tent – cash bar open serving red and white wine, prosecco, beer and soft drinks

7:00pm Two Play Performance and Talk Backs
HOW TO TIE A TIE by Brittney S. Harris
SCRAMBLED EGGS by Karly Thomas

EACH TICKET INCLUDES BOTH PERFORMANCE TIMES (FOR ALL PLAYS):

$30 adult / $25 senior / $20 LPTW / $10 student. Call 860.767.7318 to book tickets
or follow this link to purchase online

Boxed dinners are available to order (click here) in advance only.  Please call Sue McCann 860.767.7318 to discuss, confirm and pay for your order.

PLAY AND PLAYWRIGHT INFORMATION

2:00PM:  AT THE HOTEL TEXAS by Laurie Graff
Laurie Graff is writer and actor from NYC. Best known for the chick-lit hit, You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs, Laurie has also written the novels Looking for Mr. Goodfrog and The Shiksa Syndrome.   A produced and published OOB playwright, Laurie’s work is included in New Monologues for Women by Women and Best Men’s Stage Monologues of 1999.  Having worked for years as an actress, Laurie’s favorite theatrical role was Frenchy in the Broadway hit Grease.

This play takes place late morning on Friday, November 22, 1963 and follows two sisters, Opal, a chambermaid, and Lottie, a waitress, working and scheming and sharing their plans as they work at the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth.

RECONSTRUCTION by Barbara Kimmel
Barbara Kimmel is an Atlanta-based playwright and children’s author. Her plays are humorous takes on women’s struggles to find their voices and be heard. They have been produced in New York, London, Chicago, and Atlanta. She is a member of Working Title Playwrights and lives in Atlanta with her husband, playwright Hank Kimmel.

A woman faces breast cancer while her house is falling apart. Both require immediate attention. She struggles with anxiety and a dizzying amount of information as the decision-making processes become absurdly intertwined.

7:00PM HOW TO TIE A TIE by Brittney S. Harris
Brittney S. Harris, a native of Norfolk, VA, has a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Georgia and is currently Assistant Professor of Theatre at Old Dominion University. Her areas of expertise and interests are in Race and Performance, Theatre for Social Change, and performative community-engaged programming.  Brittney’s work is included in Best Women’s Monologues 2021 Anthology.

The play is set in present day and takes place in the sanctuary of a church. Charles Walker, a black man in his 40s and his wife, Grace, are getting ready for their daughter’s wedding. The play addresses the themes of non-traditional marriage in the past and present.

SCRAMBLED EGGS by Karly Thomas
Karly Thomas is a New York based playwright, originally from San Juan Capistrano, CA. Her work has been produced by the University of Michigan, the Midtown International Theatre Festival, and the OC-Centric New Play Festival, as well as developed by the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival. Awards include the Kasdan Scholarship for Creative Writing, the Kennedy Center’s National Undergraduate Playwriting Award, and the National Society of Arts and Letters Richard Benvenuto Playwriting Award.  Member of the Playwrights’ Center and the Dramatists Guild

A brunch-time gathering in a chic, Manhattan hotspot; an eclectic mix of characters including maybe Sarah Jessica Parker; a celebration or a commiseration? This play deals with our complicated relationships with families and abortion

Call 860.767.7318 to book tickets or follow this link to purchase online

Please call Sue McCann (860.767.7318) if you would like to book a boxed dinner to be delivered at 5pm.  The menu for the boxed dinners:

THANK YOU:  Funded in part by a grant from Community Foundation of Middlesex County / Sari A. Rosenbaum Fund for Women & Girls and the League of Professional Theatre Women Connecticut Chapter.Plus individual donations from:  Anonymous, Jacqueline Hubbard, Al and Kathleen Jaffe, David and Linda May

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