New Play Festival

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Date & Time: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, November 6, 2013 - November 23, 2013
7:30 PM-9:30 PM
Suggested Audiences: Adult, College
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Clark University: Little Center
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610
Cost: $5, Free w/ College ID
Description: Clark's theatre program and CUPS (Clark University Players Society) present the 3rd Biannual Clark New Play Festival, featuring new works by undergraduates Wyndham Maxwell, Ava Molnar, Frania Romulus, Clare Tassinari, Brendan Toussaint, and Hannah Yukon. The Kennedy Centers Theresa Lang will serve as dramaturg on the project. The festival will be produced by Clark Professor Gino DiIorio. These six new full length plays will be performed in repertory (two plays per week).

New Play Festival Week 1: A Fine Romance and Apartment #416

A Fine Romance by Wyndham Maxwell, Directed by Chelsea Long, Wednesday 11/6 and Friday 11/8
Partners musical and romantic, Gabe and John have been writing and performing hit pop music for years, guided by their best friend and record label liaison, Melissa. Unfortunately, their relationship and their career have just hit rock bottom and they must write a perfect pop song if they want to save either.

Apartment #416 by Hannah Yukon, Directed by Thad Kelly, Thursday 11/7 and Saturday 11/9
Apt #416 is about 3 girls living in New York who are trying their best to love, live, and survive in the randomness and absurdity of life. It is about the strength of friendship and how that allows us to laugh at chaotic circumstances, death, unwanted pregnancies, and messy life decisions. In the words of Thoreau, "the language of friendship is not words by meanings"

New Play Festival Week 2: Guy Code and When There's Nothing Left to Burn

Guy Code by Brendan Toussaint, Directed by Dan Zeliger, Wednesday 11/13 and Friday 11/15
Guy Code is a comedy about a high school student trying to find a date for prom. He goes through a roller-coaster ride to obtain a date, and in the process ends up getting a new outlook on life.

When There's Nothing Left to Burn by Clare Tassinari, Directed by Hannah Yukon, Thursday 11/14 and Saturday 11/16
In early fall at New England University, a love triangle and complicated sexual web connects freshman Chase, senior Wynne, and Chase's father, Adrian. "When There's Nothing Left to Burn" explores human connection and what it is that ignites the passion of a relationship, as well as how this ignition can result in destruction.

New Play Festival Week 3: Period Piece and La Negrita Chronicles

Period Piece by Ava Molnar, directed by Chelsea Long, Wednesday 11/20 and Friday 11/22
When Lauren, Elle and Elizabeth find themselves in the wonderful world of womanhood they start to face some unexpected challenges. People say you shouldn't trust something that bleeds for seven days without dying, well these ladies have certainly begun to feel that. Soon they will realize that learning, growing, and becoming who they're meant to be lies within their own power.

La Negrita Chronicles by Frania Romulus, Directed by Emma Bellel, Thursday 11/21 and Saturday 11/23
La Negrita Chronicles is based loosely on experiences of the writer's time at Clark University. It is a comic satire about active and passive racism.
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Entered by: Clark University: Dept of Visual & Performing Arts

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