'Disney and Fujikawa' by Lloyd Suh, directed by Linsay Firman: A 1942 meeting of two very different cartoonists, Gyo Fujikawa and Walt Disney. An uncomfortable conversation about power, personal responsibility, and the art of animation at a time of great uncertainty and national crisis.
Julia Specht's 'Down Cleghorn,' directed by Ralph Peña: A love letter to central Massachusetts, and a reflection on motherhood, food, and self-centeredness.
'Linus and Murray' by Leah Nanako Winkler, directed by RJ Tolan: Linus is a cat, Murray is dog. But that doesn't even begin to describe their differences.
'On the Outs' by Christina Gorman, directed by David Auburn: Becoming reacquainted ain’t easy for these two long-ago lovers as they grapple with conflicting definitions of what constitutes “home.”
'Falling Away' by Christopher Shinn, directed by Mark Armstrong: A woman and a man discuss their lives. As they talk, the nature of their relationship—and the agonizing question between them—is finally confronted.
See it if you're excited by the possibility of a diamond in the rough. I particularly enjoyed "Linus & Murray" and "Disney & Fujikawa."
Don't see it if you expect high production value and high quality across the board. This is an ambitious, scrappy way to test out a bunch of new work.
See it if Five plays 80, 30, 90, 80, 95. 1-slice of life. 2-terrible. 3-cute dog and cat. 4-historical fiction. 5-psycho drama. Good variety
Don't see it if You don't like short one act plays.
See it if you are interested in seeing what the new playwrights are doing; you enjoy short glimpses into varied lives (including cat/dog friends).
Don't see it if you want highly polished productions with lots of scenery; you have no interest in supporting upcoming talent; you prefer musicals.
See it if enjoy short, innovative theatre, tolerate range of writing quality with good to great acting. Linus/Murray &On the Outs great, Disney good.
Don't see it if you prefer multi-act shows with elaborate sets, large casts or musicals or cannot tolerate some preachy, long soliloquies or any banal ones.
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