The 19th annual 'Black Box New Play Festival' at Gallery Players features 18 short new plays performed over four weekends. More…
This annual festival of short plays presents a separate program over each of its four weekends. The first weekend features 'Crisis,' 'Fire,' and 'Representation,' all by Brett Epstein. The programs for the 2nd and 3rd weeks feature a panoply of playwrights. The final weekend closes with 'Wrong Number' by Nedra Pezold Roberts. After the last performance of each weekend there is a moderated talkback with the playwrights and audience members.
"A triple-header of fun…As Max, Steven Smith has great comic sensibility that seemed to channel the playwright himself. Smith stole the show, and the entire evening…'Crisis: Ocean Planet' was a tonally confused piece…The first week of the Black Box New Play Festival 2016 was an exciting evening showcasing a fresh talent and a unique voice. If you don't know who Brett Epstein is, you should crawl out from under your rock and get educated. It's a name you'll hear often." Full Review
See it if You like multiple one-act plays from new playwrights. Hit or miss, in terms of story line or acting.
Don't see it if You only want to see a good full size play, this can be a mixed bag since the plays are original plays by fairly new playwrights.