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65 years of excellence
 

 

Current Season

 

The Playhouse Black Box Series presents two new play readings this summer,
free and open to the community!

LACTOSE by Bob Lind
August 21st & 22nd

8pm


General Admission - Free

Documentary journalist Allyson Lamont, known for asking her subjects probing personal questions, finds the tables turning when she takes on libertine poet David Bridge. Her interviews with him force her to go to places inside herself she would rather avoid. Before it's over, she will confront her deepest-held beliefs about sex, love and honesty -- and whether they have anything whatsoever to do with one another.


About the Playwright:
Singer/songwriter, poet, novelist and playwright Bob Lind helped shape and define the 1960s Folk Rock movement. His lyrics have been taught in colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and Canada, and translated into nine languages. His songs, including the Top-5 hit "Elusive Butterfly," have been covered by more than 200 major artists including Aretha Franklin, Glen Campbell, Eric Clapton, Cher, The Four Tops, Petula Clark, Richie Havens, Marianne Faithfull, Kingston Trio, Dolly Parton, Johnny Mathis, Florence Henderson and Nancy Sinatra. His short stories have been published in respected literary publications. His poetry has appeared in Poet’s Haven. His poem, "Watching My Girlfriend and her Coworkers Bowling for Charity," was published in THE IODINE POETRY JOURNAL (15th Anniversary Edition). His film script REFUGE won The 1991 Florida Screenwriters Competition. His play "The Sculptors" won the Southern California Motion Picture Council's Bronze Halo Award. His short play “A Good Night” was a finalist in the 2010 National 10-Minute Play Contest. He wrote the critically acclaimed novel EAST OF THE HOLYLAND. In July, 2014, his play LACTOSE was presented as a staged reading at Miami’s GableStage Theatre. In 2013, Bob joined Dan Fogelberg, John Denver and other music legends, being inducted into THE COLORADO MUSIC HALL OF FAME along with Judy Collins.

 

2017/2018 SEASON

Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan
October 26th – November 5th
General Admission - $23

When Jeff, a luckless young security guard, is drawn into a local murder investigation, loyalties are strained to the breaking point. As Jeff's tightly wound supervisor is called to bear witness against his troubled brother, and an attractive rookie cop finds she must stand up to her seasoned partner, truth becomes elusive and justice proves costly.

 

Bachelorette by Leslye Headland
February 1st – February 11th
General Admission - $23

Ten years out of high school, Regan, Gena and Katie convene in the luxurious bridal suite of their old friend, Becky, the night before her wedding in New York City. Fueled by jealousy and resentment, the girls embark on a night of debauchery that goes from playfully wasted to devastatingly destructive. Their old fears, unfulfilled desires and deep bonds with each other transform a prenuptial bender into a night they'll never forget. A wicked black comedy about female friendship and growing up in an age of excess.

Bent by Martin Sherman
April 26th – May 6th
General Admission - $23

Bent revolves around the persecution of gays in Nazi Germany, and takes place during and after the Night of the Long Knives. The title of the play refers to the slang word "bent" used in some European countries to refer to homosexuals. When the play was first performed, there was only a trickle of historical research or even awareness about the Nazi persecution of homosexuals. The play Bent highlights the reason why - a largely ignored German law, Paragraph 175, making homosexuality a criminal offense, which Hitler reactivated and strengthened during his rise to power. 

            

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