Strange Noises

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:

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.

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,a 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.

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