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Help select shows for Aug. 14-15

July 23, 2009

VOTE BY 10 AM TODAY (JULY 30)! The selection of shows will be announced at the party tonight.

Here is the line-up of plays for your consideration. Your choices will influence which shows are performed in a concert reading at the Story Slam! space at 1401 Central Ave. Read through the descriptions and then select your favorites at the end of this post.

Stay tuned for show times and ticket prices (under $15).

Megan Mostyn Brown Going After Alice by Megan Mostyn-Brown

A teenage girl copes with her brother’s absence in Iraq with tattoos and self-inflicted pain while her father sees a therapist and her mother strikes up a relationship with an imaginary but wise child in this cutting-edge drama.


cassandraNoon Day Sun by Cassandra Medley

In this powerful drama by the winner of the August Wilson Prize a light-skinned black woman successfully passes for white in 1957 Detroit; but her ambitions and hopes are put to the test by an unexpected reunion with her former black husband as she and her new white mate rise to social prominence.



Finding Fault by Jonathan Reynolds

A bereaved and outraged father holds a news media superstar responsible for the death of his son in Iraq. A provocative comedy/drama by the playwright of “Rubbers” and “Stonewall Jackson’s House.”


jack heifner

TWO ONE ACTS by Jack Heifner

China Dolls

Three little Chinese girls are adopted by three completely different types of crazy Americans in this hilariously loopy social satire by the playwright of “Vanities.”

Dwarf Tossing

Enough said.



American Girls by Hilary Bettis

Two teenage girls, confused by the combination of strict Christian upbringing and permissive celebrity culture, go west and oh oh….



Carve by Molly Smith Metzler

An egotistical male artist is forced to admit that his only major successful painting is basically the work of his young female assistant/girlfriend, who keeps having nightmares that have inspired his art. And who is the young man who keeps calling on them to find out the identity of the painting’s model? A funny, brave social comedy that was recently produced in London.


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