As a part of its mission to develop new plays and playwrights, Capital Stage presents its ninth annual new works festival Playwright’s Revolution. This year Capital Stage’s reading committee reviewed over 350 script submissions from playwrights across the world. This week’s festival features the four finalists.
-Tuesday, July 25: Launch Day (Love Stories from the Year 2108) by Michael Higgins
Weary of our corrupt and dying planet, a brilliant young engineer is blasting off today on a mission to colonize another world.
-Wednesday, July 26: The Hack by Stanton Nash
Welcome to the future. The audience has gathered. And now the show can begin. Polly, the evening’s host and storyteller, brings us along her recent memories of the Hack, how it affected American culture, and, most importantly, how it destroyed a beloved couple’s marriage…thankfully, there’s a drug for that!
-Thursday, July 27: Circular by Laura Shamas
Circe’s island. A strange warrior approaches. Or is it modern day Afghanistan, and an officer approaches? A young army psychiatrist becomes entangled in the world of The Odyssey on her first tour of duty in Afghanistan.
-Friday, July 28: The Play About a Dick by Aaron Wilton
“The play about a dick” is a dark, existential comedy following a middle-aged woman (Enid) as she meets with a younger man (Murray) on Craigslist for sex. Instead, the conversation turns to a very specific sexual vulnerability of Murray’s, which leads to an unpredictable and rash reaction.
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