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New Play Reading Festival

New Play Reading Festival Boston Court’s New Play Reading Festival presents readings of exciting new works in progress that are in keeping with Boston Court’s mission, which urges artists to fearlessly and passionately pursue their unique voice and vision. Play selection encompasses a wide variety of genres, with a special emphasis on works, which are inherently theatrical, textually rich, and visually arresting.

11am
Hitler's Tasters
By Michelle Kholos Brooks
Directed by Michael Michetti
Three times a day, every day, a group of young women have the opportunity to die for their country. They are Adolph Hitler's food tasters. And what do girls discuss as they wait to see if they will live through another meal?  Like all girls throughout time, they gossip and dream, they question and dance. Deliberately anachronistic, stretching across time to autocracy today, these young women want to love, laugh, and above all, they want to survive.
2:30pm
This Floating World
By Tira Palmquist
Directed by Beth Lopes
When a woman of means crashes her car in a no-man’s land, she finds herself on a long, strange trip home. Wasn’t she always lucky? Didn’t she always know how to make her way in the world? But this place is bewildering, and weirdly, there’s a creature who seems to understand her better than the humans. There, on the margins of here and there, between suburbia and wilderness she’s desperate to cling to the things that seem to be slipping away from her. Or, maybe, it’s all already gone, and she just couldn’t see it.
5pm
Sweet Maladies
By Zakiyyah Alexander
Directed by Dominic Taylor
Two years after slavery has been abolished, three recently freed girls play with the only game they know: history. What does it mean to be “freed”? Power struggles erupt as the women play an increasingly dangerous game of mistress and servant, especially when the mistress purports to love her servants. Everything changes when the lines of role-play and truth blur and then collide.  A dark comedy set in the time of Reconstruction. Inspired by Jean Genet's The Maids.


Presenter / Producer: Boston Court

Listed Categories
Theater > Drama


Event Phone: 626-683-6801

Venue
Boston Court
70 N Mentor Ave
Pasadena CA 91106

Regions:
Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley


Performance Dates: 7/22/2017
Saturday, 07/22/2017

Performance Times
11:00am
2:30pm
5:00pm

Ticket Information( FREE EVENT! ):
Tickets are free. RSVP required at https://ci.ovationtix.com/112/production/975757?performanceId=10183024

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