Thursday, April 20, 2006

A play in Boston

Devanaughn Theatre proudly presents the 4th Annual Dragonfly Festival May 4 – 21, 2006 Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday Matinees at 3 pm at the Piano Factory, 791 Tremont Street Rear, In Boston’s Historic South End Press Nights: Every Friday, May 5, 12, and 19 23 New Plays… Burst Into Life… Startle the Senses… Ignite the Imagination…
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at
www.theatermania.com or 1.866.811.4111 Reservations Strongly Recommended. More Info: 617.247.9777 Discounted Series Passes Also Available: $25 (2 Weeks) or $30 (Entire Festival) 4th Annual Dragonfly Festival Line Up Each week of the festival includes 7 or 8 new plays. Each play performs all 4 shows each week: Thurs/Fri/Sat 8 pm and Sunday Matinees 3 pm
Week A: May 4, 5, 6 & 7 A Fresh Start, by Peter Snoad, directed by Louisa Richards When anarchy rules the world, what’s the key to salvation? Poetry or makeovers? The Elevator, by Jerry Thompson, directed by Andrew Sarno An arrogant, self centered corporate CEO more than meets his match while stuck in an elevator with a Latino carpenter. The Gorf, by Jon Busch, directed by John O’Brien Four friends attempt to cope with the benevolent dictatorship of a mysterious, omnipresent political leader. Just Like That, by Beth Newhall, directed by Louisa Richards Sometimes life's biggest changes come in the smallest moments. Reunion, by Theodore Rickard, directed by Lisa Rafferty An old love affair is recalled -- not too fondly, but too well. Shades, by Mark Harvey Levine, directed by Sarah Friedberg A single moment in time, looked at from many different angles. Plus it's got monkeys. Soon, by William Donnelly, directed by Ava Geffen In this snapshot of a May-December romance, a seemingly joyful present is interrupted by glimpses of an illicit past and a dark future. Trevor Waits, by Rich Herstek, directed by Sarah Friedberg For thirty years, an old man has been desperately in love with someone he has never seen, never spoken to and never had the nerve to approach. Someone he knows only by her piano playing. Week B: May 11, 12, 13 & 14 Black Ops, by William Donnelly, directed by Heather McNamara A mysterious man receives ominous instructions from a shadowy colleague – all in a day's work. Breakfast with Harvey, by Andrew Clarke, directed by Rose Carlson An actor and his personal assistant are in need of the most important meal of the day. A comedy in the Elizabethan style with Xanax and hatred. Destinations, by Robert Scott Sullivan, directed by Chris Cavalier Funny thing about temptation...it takes you places you never thought you'd go Flight Pending, by Robert Mattson, directed by David Behrstock Attractive woman traveling alone seeks solitude, but this guy didn't get the memo. The flight boards at 8:00, but he was loaded at 6:15. Last Call, by Myra Slotnick, directed by Elizabeth Deveney A play about Drinking, Dialing and Deliverance. My Name Is Art, by Peter Snoad, directed by Lau Lapides High-brow, low-brow, or just plain crap, Art is never quite what it seems. The Ravages of Sunlight, by Matt Mayerchak, directed by Fred Robbins It’s two a.m., and you’re drinking in your hotel room with the woman from the trade show. Everything is perfect, except for that little voice inside your head. A play about sex, morals and prefab housing. Superhero, by Mark Harvey Levine, directed by Barlow Adamson Leonard thinks he's a Superhero, and Rachel knows he'll keep coming back as long as she comes up with new ways to be rescued. Week C: May 18, 19, 20 & 21 Amy & John: One, Two, Three, written and directed by Sean David Bennett A playwright's attempt to exorcise the grief and pain that comes whenever we lose someone we love. Breakfast with Warhol, by Christopher Lockheardt, directed by Randy Marquis For some, Warhol's famous prediction was a warning; for others, a promise. Existential Love, by Jonathon Myers, directed by Michael Haddad As philosopher Jean-Paul attempts to negotiate his relationship with fellow philosopher Simone at a café in mid-20th century Paris, he finds that the soul is at a loss against the intellect. Gaslit, by Judith Pratt, directed by Lau Lapides A sleek corporate pirhana and a paranoid burnout seek clarity and competitive advantage until their key collaborative partnership turns into an actual wrestling match. But which one is lying? Paradise Proper, by Rich Herstek, directed by Michael Haddad For some people, the suburbs are Heaven. But what if Heaven was like the suburbs? Snow, by Adam Szymkowicz, directed by Tim Rubel Adrift in a snowstorm in New York. Team Player, by Dale Andersen, directed by Lisa Rafferty A trophy wife must choose: life or death? Special Guests include… Alice Hunter, On-e-On Dance: www.oneon.org Katie McD, Gaelic Singer/Songwriter: www.katiemcdgirl.com Michael Norsworthy, Clarinetist: www.michaelnorsworthy.com Michelle Doyle, Clarinetist

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