By Matt Gryzbowski, Philip Heckman, Terese Kattner, Rob Matsushita, Debra Neff Nathans, Doug Reed, and Holly Walter Kerby
Directed by Deanna Reed
A World Premiere of seven new short plays written by local playwrights for young actors. Act I features high comedies and dramas, Act II contains more thought provoking material.
Strange Noises features the following plays:
Ê Tea Party by Matt Grzybowski, a wacky farce about the battle for a community tea room; Make Like a Tree by Debra Neff Nathans, a modern retelling of the Apollo/Daphne Myth and the jealous rivalries between new found friends; Petit Curie by Holly Walter Kerby, a drama about the mother/daughter relationship of Marie and Irene Curie behind combat lines during WWI; and The Job by Terese Kattner, a wacky comedy about two luckless bank robbers in depression era Kansas.
Ê Act II will delve into more thought provoking issues facing youth. Geared toward middle school audiences and up, it features the following plays: Monkey Queen by Phil Heckman, a shadow puppet play inspired by traditional Javanese Puppet Theater about three girls working through the joining of their broken families; Mandatory by Rob Matsushita,Êa journey through the strange world of middle school assemblies; and The Last Supper by Doug Reed, a comic drama about what happens when everyone in a family talks and nobody listens.
Produced by The Actor's Factory at Stoughton Opera House, 381 E. Main Street, 2nd Floor
Performances: April 1, 2, and 3, 2005, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday Matinee 2:30 p.m.
Audience is invited to stay for a post show discussion with actors and writers to follow Saturday evening performance.
Ticket Prices $3 suggested donation at the door
Call 608-877-4400 for reservations or more information.