Play Readings
Sep
9
to Sep 16

Play Readings

  • Mars Theater Space @ WYO Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

(ALL play readings will take place @ the MARS Theater space at the Wyoming Theater Festival)

 

"jason&julia" by Jenny Rachel Weiner

 Roundabout "Space Jam" series

Saturday, September 9 @ 10:30AM

Viewed as a series of snapshots from the night Jason and Julia meet through the night they break up, jason&julia is an exploration of vulnerability, intimacy, and the complication of IKEA furniture told through a millennial relationship. 

 

"The New Englanders" by Jeff Augustin

Roundabout "Space Jam" series

Sunday, September 10 @ 10:00AM

In a small New England town, husbands Aaron and Samuel find their marriage in decline and their relationship with teenage daughter Eisa slowly deteriorating. The family finds themselves threatening to unravel just as they need each other the most. The New Englanders delves into the balancing act between family, self, and legacy.

 

"Tentative City" by Victor Lesniewski

 Roundabout "Space Jam" series

Tuesday, September 12 @ 10:30AM

Personal philosophies collide as the denizens of a tent city collaborate, commiserate, and struggle to improve their lives.  An exploration of our American ideal through the lens of its homeless.

 

Other readings:

"Let’s Fix Andy" by Rachel Bublitz

Thursday, September 14 @ 10:30AM

Lucky for Andy, his best friends step up after they realize his closest relationship has become the one he shares with his extra large tub of raw cookie dough. Unlucky for Andy, they’re clueless.

 

"The Witch Cage" by Stephanie Fagan

 IVP Reading

Friday, September 15 @ 10:30AM

It is just before sunrise. A woman waits for her torturer, a student waits for his teacher. A doctor wonders if today he will find the cure. In this small prison on the edge of town, all three learn what the oath 'first, do no harm' means to them. 

 

"Miranda, Please!" by Jack and Benny Lipson

Saturday, September 16 @ 10:30AM

Shenanigans ensue when the erratic, crazed Miranda Pines, former child star of the hit TV series The Miranda Show and Not That, inadvertently arrives in Buffalo, New York. Bewilderingly based on a true story.

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Hollywood, Nebraska
Sep
8
to Sep 16

Hollywood, Nebraska

  • Mars Theater Space at WYO Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

HOLLYWOOD, NEBRASKA
By Kenneth Jones
Directed by Scott Alan Evans

In the panhandle of Nebraska, two actresses of a certain age are making a homecoming in their dying small town. Jane’s in from L.A. to check up on her ailing mother. Andrea’s back from New York to bury her father. Will a disappearing dot on the map of the Great Plains provide a second act for each of them? A new rueful comedy about the urge to be creative, the itch to move away and the ache of reconnecting with the family and feelings that you thought you left behind.

Six Developmental Performances at the WYO Theater, Sept. 8-16

Friday, September 8, 2pm
Saturday, September 9, 7pm
Tuesday, September 12, 2pm
Wednesday, September 13, 7pm
Friday, September 15, 2pm
Saturday, September 16, 7pm

A Note From the Playwright
There’s a small town in far western Nebraska, near the border of Wyoming, where I’ve spent time, as an outsider, with people I love. Its heyday is over. Its population has dwindled to about 2,400. There is drought. Some storefronts are boarded up. Missile silos that once held weapons aimed at Russia during the Cold War have been decommissioned. An oil boom ended. Interstate 80 diverted traffic away from Main Street — the former Lincoln Highway — long ago. A railroad cuts through town, but no longer offers passenger service. There are farms both fallow and fertile. I walked around town. I browsed at a thrift shop. I took pictures of broken windows at the Wheat Growers Hotel. I attended a church service. I shared dinners and played cards in a parlor with widows who loved to laugh and talk about their history. I was curious and inspired. I wondered about residents past and present — who left? who stayed? and why? — and it all made me think more deeply about what it means to lead a “creative life.” That was the jumping off point for "Hollywood, Nebraska."

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Another Roll of The Dice
Sep
7
to Sep 17

Another Roll of The Dice

  • Mars Theater Space at WYO Theater (map)
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Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser and Hoagy Carmichael, Frederick Hollander,
Burton Lane, Jimmy McHugh and Victor Young
Book by Mark Saltzman
Based on Stories by Damon Runyon
Directed by Larry Sousa

Produced in cooperation with American Rights Management Company, LLC and
Frank Loesser Literary and Musical Trust

Another Roll of the Dice re-unites songwriter Frank Loesser and author Damon Runyon, the brilliant comic minds who gave rise to the legendary Broadway musical Guys and Dolls.  In Dice, three classic Runyon stories are intertwined with hits from the Frank Loesser songbook, tunes like Heart and Soul, Two Sleepy People and Let’s Get Lost, and many more.  Audiences who may be familiar with Nathan Detroit and Miss Adelaide from Guys and Dolls will delight in meeting some of their colleagues-in-crime from Runyonland: Joey Uptown, Baseball Hattie, Tobias the Terrible,  singer Georgia St George and the much-in-demand safecracker, Touch Feely. 

Seven developmental performances at the WYO Theater, Sept. 7-17

Thursday, September 7, 7pm
Saturday, September 9, 2pm
Sunday, September 10, 7pm
Wednesday, September 13, 2pm
Thursday, September 14, 7pm
Saturday, September 16, 2pm
Sunday, September 17, 2pm

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The Resolute
Sep
7
to Sep 15

The Resolute

  • Mars Theater Space at WYO Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

THE RESOLUTE
By Gabrielle Sinclair
Directed by Colleen Britt

In the aftermath of the Civil War, when a respectable young lady didn’t dare exercise her mind, let alone her body, a group of female students swung for the fences to claim America’s pastime for their own. Can a seemingly simple game illuminate their true selves and empower them to forge an unbreakable team? Inspired by real events of the earliest women ball players, The Resolute is a coming of age story about sisterhood, the transformative power of play, and who we choose to be when no one is watching.

Six developmental performances at the WYO Theater, Sept. 7-15

Thursday, September 7, 2pm
Friday, September 8, 7pm
Sunday, September 10, 2pm
Tuesday, September 12, 7pm
Thursday, September 14, 2pm
Friday, September 15, 7pm

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