Smiler Becoming Yank
by Ronan Noone
Thursday, March 3 at 8:00pm
Escaping a broken heart and exiled by his family, a recent immigrant to Boston is haunted by ghosts of his past. Yearning to belong, he struggles to achieve the hallmarks of an American life, including the girl of his dreams.
Ronan Noone’s plays The Lepers of Baile Baiste, The Blowin of Baile Gall, The Athiest, Brendan, and Little Black Dress have played in theatres across the United States, London, and the Philippines. He is published by Samuel French Ltd., Baker’s Plays, Dramatists Play Service Ltd., and the Princeton Library Chronicle. His plays have won Independent Reviewers of New England Best New Play awards, an Elliot Norton Outstanding Script award, and a National Playwriting award.
The Hopper Collection
by Mat Smart
Friday, March 4 at 8:00pm
Marjorie and Daniel have serious problems. She tries to feed him cyanide, he's stubbornly besotted with her, and their damaged lives revolve around an Edward Hopper painting. Could a pair of unexpected visitors reveal the path to happiness?
Two Days at Home, Three Days in Prison
by Rebekah Maggor
Saturday, March 5 at 3:00pm
In an Israeli military prison, three young soldiers find themselves subject to the power games of situations beyond their control - the idealism of youth collides with the reality of war, sparking questions of duty, patriotism, and lives deferred.
Two Days at Home, Three Days in Prison is produced in association with Next Stages, and its development was made possible in part by a New Play Commission in Jewish Theatre grant from the National Foundation of Jewish Culture.
by David Marshall Grant
Saturday, March 5 at 8:00pm
Adam, trapped in a web of family dysfunction, longs for the freedom that college might bring. A pilfered pen may be the catalyst they all need to see the world from each others' perspective.
by Joshua Scher
Sunday, March 6 at 3:00pm
A guy in a Spider-Man suit sits high above the Brooklyn Bridge, while miles of snarled traffic sit gridlocked below - it's just another average day in New York. One man's last-stand act of protest pits him against a ridiculous world and the street-wise cop who tries to talk him down. Whose resolve is stronger, and more importantly, can you buy trust with a sandwich?
by Etan Frankel
Sunday, March 6 at 7:30pm
Love can be a brutal game, so when the deck is stacked against him, Nathan does the only thing he can to get the love of his life to notice him: he calls in the professionals. The question is, when is true love fated, and when is it just a set of extremely well-choreographed accidents?
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