Breaking Ground 2005 - 2006

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 is a Huntington Playwriting Fellow whose plays The Second Girl (2015), Brendan (2007), and The Athiest (2007) were produced by the Huntington. The Lepers of Baile Baiste, The Blowin of Baile Gall, The Atheist, Brendan, Little Black Dress, A Small Death, and The Compass Rose, have been produced in theatres across the United States, including Williamstown Theatre Festival and at The Culture Project in New York, and in London (Theatre 501, St James Theatre), and the Philippines. His plays are published by Samuel French, Smith and Kraus, Baker Plays, and Dramatist’s Play Service. Awards include three IRNE Awards for Best New Play, an Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Script, and a Kennedy Center National Playwriting Award. He was recently an invited artist at the Hermitage Artist retreat in Manasota Key, Florida.

(As of December 2014)


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?

Create Fate

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?

Past Breaking Ground Readings

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