IVORYTON: The Ivoryton Playhouse announces the 2017 inaugural festival of the Women Playwrights Initiative – Four One Acts by Four Fabulous Women Playwrights. Two evenings of staged readings will take place on Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4, at The Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, followed by discussions with playwrights, actors and directors.
Friday, March 3, at 7 p.m.
There will be two readings presented:
Guenevere by Susan Cinoman. Teenagers, Guenevere and Arthur, are best friends–a fierce competitor, she always bests him in sword fights. What will be the outcome when confronted with Excalibur in the stone?
Apple Season by Ellen Lewis. To make arrangements for her father’s funeral, Lissie returns to the family farm she and her brother fled 26 years before. Billy, a neighbor and school friend, comes by with an offer to buy the farm. As memories, needs, and passions are stirred, we learn what happened to the siblings as children, and of Lissie’s startling price for the farm.
Saturday, March 4, at 7 p.m.
There will be a further two readings presented:
Buck Naked by Gloria Bond Clunie. Two daughters are thrown into a tizzy when they discover Lily, their 60-plus-year-old mother, has decided to spice up life by tending her back yard garden – “au naturel”!
Intake by Margo Lasher. An arrogant young psychiatrist meets an 80-year-old woman for what he assumes will be a routine examination. During the course of their relationship, he comes to realize how little he knows, and as she reveals her deep love and understanding of her two aging dogs, both doctor and patient learn about life, love, and hope.
Before the performance on Saturday at 5 p.m., the League of Professional Theatre Women will host a panel discussion with the playwrights, moderated by Shellen Lubin, followed by refreshments before the 7 p.m. readings. If you would like to attend the pre-reading discussion, you must register by Feb. 26, at this link.
Tickets: $20 adult each night; $15 senior each night; $10 student and LPTW members.
A special two-day pass (tickets for Friday and Saturday night performances for $30) is being offered. Call the box office at 860.767.7318 to reserve your two-day pass.
The Ivoryton Playhouse is located at 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT 06442.
For more information about the Women Playwrights Initiative, contact Laura Copland, Director of New Play Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.