PANNDORA'S BOX OPENS NOVEMBER 4 - 6 !
10th annual new works festival
COME CELEBRATE OUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY !!
November 4-6, 2016
the Garage Theatre, 251 E. 7th Street Long Beach, CA
suggested donation $10 per reading, or $25 for the whole weekend
THE WEEKEND LINE-UP . . .
Friday, November 4 at 8pm
BURNING CITIES by Simon Fill
An unusual girl writes an unforgettable memoir, with the help of a philosopher, a nurse,
and a literary agent. Her story transforms them all as they discover that "family" means
more than the people you're related to.
directed by Sonja Berggren
with Eric Davis, Karen Wray, Philip Bushell, Cassandra Bell, and Pete Taylor
Saturday, November 5 at 2pm
FOR SALE by Matthew Fowler
Past, present, and future blend into one as a middle aged man tries to sell the house he grew up in, much to the chagrin of his elderly mother, angst ridden son, and dead father.
directed by Karen Wray
with Carmen Guo, David Gold, Bill Vetro, Paul Scott, Jason Piazza, and Jonathan Mariott
Saturday, November 5 at 5pm
IN KINGS AND FOOLS by Kevin Daly
a full-length drama that centers on a middle-class family as they prepare for their annual labor day weekend barbecue. The patriarch, a hard-nosed New Englander, and his wife are
struggling to make sense of a younger son who has all but cut ties with them and an older son who is quickly becoming the neighborhood outcast.
directed by Derek Long
with Pete Taylor, Rebecca Taylor, Joshua Evans, Nick McGee, Keira Whitaker, Caitlin Lowerre, Kevin Ragsdale, Erik Pfeifer, and Pam Paulson
Sunday, November 6 at 1pm
AN HOUR UPON THE STAGE by Richard Manley
An old cop and a young hooker, cornered for an hour by coincidence, and under threat of death by the same people, must decide who is relevant enough to live.
directed by Rebecca Taylor
with Darcy Porter, Bill Vetro, Mark Piatelli, Leandro Cano, Rebecca Taylor, and Pam Paulson
Sunday November 6 at 4pm
TRUE WILL by William Triplett
A historical spoof of alliances, patriotism, egos, magic, blithe spirits, the origins of James Bond, and the sexual aspects of yoga, featuring Ian Fleming, Aleister Crowley, Noel Coward,
Rudolf Hess and Fleming's two fiancées (one alive, one dead).
directed by Pete Taylor
with John Wray, Pete Taylor, Derek Long, Phoef Sutton, Karen Wray, Caitlin Lowerre,
and Sonja Berggren
Honorable Mention goes to ~
ANNIE AND THE FAT MAN by Gina Femia
ERSATZ VANILLA by Cary Simowitz
MY ROOMMATE LUCIFER by Alexandrew Recore
TRUE BLUES by Rick Reischman
THE LEMONADE STAND by Matthew Fowler
For the last 5 years, we have gone on to produce one of the winning plays, Sweet Texas Reckoning by Traci Godfrey in 2016, Medusa Undone by Bella Poynton in 2015, Fragile Thing Cracks by Ben Jolivet in 2014, Catching the Butcher by Adam Seidel in 2013, and Hook Ups by Alexandra Petri in 2012.
We are proud of this record and remain committed to looking in PANNDORA'S BOX for our productions. If you want to know what show PANNDORA will be producing next spring - come check out the Festival and help us choose our 2017 PANNDORA PRODUCTION!
Sonja and Karen