Sunday, January 25, 2009

Page to Stage, Act V, on Feb. 1

PAGE TO STAGE, a theatre project fostering new works by New Hampshire authors, will present five one-act plays by Playwrights, Ink, a Concord writers’ group, as the "Fifth Act” in the series on Sunday, February 1, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium. The event is free and open to all as a Sunday afternoon salon with dramatic desserts.

The Playwrights, Ink members have been honing their latest project, short one-act plays centered on a single theme, “It’s Over”, for submission in a national theatre competition. The Page to Stage event provides a unique opportunity for the playwrights to see and hear their creations as performed readings, and to engage the audience in spirited feedback.

The group’s five presenting playwrights, area residents who serve on the English and writing faculties of the NH state university system, have created five individual pieces to dramatize “It’s Over”. The authors and their plays include:
Tom Dunn – Heartbeat
Jane Hunt – Doll House
George Kelly – Facing Backwards
Alan Lindsay – Soup’s On
Dana Biscotti Myskowski – In Morning
The new plays will be performed by a cast of actors well known to New Hampshire audiences, including Betsey Cox-Buteau, Chris Demers, Erik Hodges, Kathryn Hodges, Alex Picard, and Douglas Schwarz.

Act VI of the series on Sunday, March 1, will feature New Hampshire’s “Moose of Humor” in a new role, as acclaimed author Rebecca Rule debuts her new play, Cross Cut, drawn from her work with the oral histories of the Berlin, N.H., millworkers.

The P2S series is co-hosted by The Friends of The Concord City Auditorium and The Community Players of Concord, N.H., and supported by the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. The project considers works for presentations ranging from readings to full productions and welcomes playwrights’ inquiries.

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