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‘Summerplay’ Series II’ Changes Dates

The seven performances of “Summerplay 2009: A Festival of New Works, Series II” will take place over two weeks beginning June 4, according to a dispatch from the Nice Folks at Bremerton’s Changing Scene Theatre Northwest .

Shows will be at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through June 13, with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. June 7.

Plays in this series include “Father and the Cell Phone,” by Port Townsend’s Flip Wingrove ; “That’s What I Love About Art,” by San Diego (not North Carolina, apparently) playwright Craig Abernethy ; “Who’s Afraid of George and Alice,” by Port Townsend’s James C. Daly ; and “Kitchen Sink Drama,” by Seattleite John C. Davenport .

Tickets are $10. The Changing Scene is at 5889 Highway 303 in East Bremerton, just behind the Orowheat Bakery outlet.

Information: (360) 792-8601, changingscenenorthwest.org

More later … — MM

CSTN’s “Summerplay” Becomes a Two-Parter

The seventh edition of Changing Scene Theatre Northwest’s “Summerplay” festival of orginal one-act plays will expand into two sessions this May and June, according to a note from CSTN artistic director Pavlina Morris.

Two series, consisting of four plays each, have been selected from a field of more than 30 submissions, and will be produced at CSTN’s East Bremerton playhouse, 5889 Highway 303 (behind the Orowheat Bakery outlet).

Series I will run May 1 to 16, with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sunday matinees May 3 and 10. Plays in Series I include:

“You Don’t Say,” by Miryam Gordon
“Sam and Dotty,” by John C. Davenport
“Tiny Little Gods and Big Giant Men,” by Michael C. Moore
“Doing Lunch,” by Ron Ford

Series II will run June 5 to 20, again with 8 p.m. starts on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sunday matinees June 7 and 14. Series II plays include:

“That’s What I Love About Art,” by Craig Abernethy
“Father and the Cell Phone,” by Flip Wingrove
“Kitchen Sink Drama,” by John C. Davenport
“Who’s Afraid of George and Alice,” by James C. Daly

The original field of submissions was winnowed down to 14 by CSTN board members. Those plays were performed “readers theater” style” in two sessions March 8 and 22, and actor and audience feedback helped select the eight plays to be produced.

Information: (360) 792-8601, changingscenenorthwest.org

More later … — MM

Plays Set for ‘Summerplay’ Readings

Here are the lineups for the two Sunday evening one-act play readings at Changing Scene Theatre Northwest , 5889 Highway 303 (behind the Orowheat Bakery). The 15 original one-acts survived the first cut of submissions for "Summerplay 2009 : A Festival of New Works," to be produced this summer, and audience and actor reaction will determine which of these plays will move on to the next round of eliminations.

Both evenings start at 7 p.m., and both pack a $5 admission. With seven plays up March 8 and eight more March 15, the readings should offer a lot of variety, plus the opportunity to hear immediate reaction from the playwrights, the actors and other audience members.

March 8 (in no particular order):
"Sam and Dotty" by John C. Davenport
"Chance" by Fedra Yadzi
"That’s What I Love About Art" by Craig Abernethy
"Tiny Little Gods and Big Giant Men" by Michael C. Moore
"Kitchen Sink Drama" by John C. Davenport
"Belief" by David Schroeder
"In The Shade of the Koran" by Ned Condini

March 15:
"Truckstop" by Arthur Reisch
"A Question of Ethics" by Flip Wingrove
"The Enemy" by Shannon Murdoch
"Who’s Afraid of George and Alice" by James Daly
"Before the Holy Temple" by David Brendan Hopes
"Father and the Cell Phone" by Flip Wingrove
"Doing Lunch" by Ron Ford
"You Don’t Say" by Miryam Gordon

The box office will open at 6:30 each night.

These are literally "readings" of the scripts. There will be no blocking, no special lighting, no sound, no effects of any kind. Just actors in chairs, including one for each script to read stage directions.

Readings will be followed by a "talk-back" at the end of the evening to discuss the plays read. CSTN will ask everyone in the room to fill out a short ballot, helping them gauge the audience response to each script.

Information: (360) 792-8601, changingscenenorthwest.org

‘Summerfest’ Readings Need Readers, Input

Here’s your chance to hear readings of more than a dozen new original one-act plays being considered by Changing Scene Theatre Northwest for "Summerplay 2009 : A Festival of New Works" this summer, and even to try out your acting chops by participating in the readings.

Here’s the latest from CSTN, which rolled in via e-mail only minutes ago:

The Changing Scene is hosting readings of new one-act plays that are involved in a competition to appear in Summerplay 2009 this year. The readings are being held on Sunday, March 8 and Sunday, March 15, both at 7 p.m. We still need readers!!! Those of you who participated in Winterfest last year know how much fun these readings, and a chance to discuss the plays (some of the playwrights will be present as well) can be. We are choosing the scripts for Summerplay this year based on audience/actor response, so this is a chance to be a part of the play selection process. We are asking that the readers arrive at The Changing Scene at 5 p.m. to do a read-through of their scripts. We are looking for strong cold readers for these scripts–if you know of anyone else who may be interested, feel free to pass along this email. If you can make it to either day (or both!), please either email us changingscenenorthwest@hotmail.com or call Pavlina on her cell phone (360)710-5440 ASAP. We hope you’ll join us!!!!!!!!!!

More later … — MM