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The Fireside Festival is generously underwritten by Linda Sprankle and Joseph C. Walters.
In its 10-year history, the Fireside New Play Festival has launched over 20 plays to full productions across the country. Staged readings of scripts in development give you the first look at promising new American plays, and with a post-show feedback session after each reading, your comments may even help to shape their future!
The next Fireside Lineup has been announced.
Sunday, March 10, 7 pm: THE BODY, by Steve Moulds. A father and his 9-year-old stepdaughter receive a mysterious package while her mother is away on a business trip. When the contents seemingly take on a life of their own, father and child find their trust tested in a matter of life and death.
Monday, March 11, 7 pm: SUGARHILL, by Linda Ramsay. In 1941 in Louisiana, a grief-stricken family mourns the loss of a teen child, when a mysterious black man arrives with a wounded leg and bloodhounds on his trail. As the family harbors the fugitive, secrets about his past, and theirs, are brought into the light.
Tuesday March 12, 7 pm: BELIEF, by CJ Hettinger. A Schizophrenic patient believes she can communicate with numerous angels, both good and evil, whose appearance heralds the end of the world. As her psychiatrist tries to sort delusion from reality, he finds his wavering faith both questioned, and reaffirmed.
Wednesday, March 13, 7 pm: PULP, by Joseph Zettelmaier. Los Angeles, 1933. PI Frank Ellery doesn't know it, but he's taken on the strangest case of his life. A literary agent has been gruesomely murdered. The 4 suspects: his remaining clients, all writers for different pulp magazines. Frank dives into the mystery, and his world turns upside down as life begins to imitate literature.
Fireside of New Works Dates for July 2013:
Sunday, July 21 2013, 7:00pm TBA
Performance Network Theatre is a member of the National New Play Network, an alliance of not-for-profit professional theatres that champions the development, production and continued life of new plays for the American theatre. PNT has been a member since 2001.