6 original plays will be presented
MILFORD >> Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council, brings “East/West PlayFest 2016” to the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave. S.
Performances of the original six plays will be at 8 p.m. Aug. 5-6 and at 2 p.m. Aug. 7. A $10 donation at the door is requested.
The program was presented earlier in July at Westport Community Theatre, at the Westport Town Hall.
Sixteen actors are featured in the short pieces. Audiences will vote for their favorite play, with the winner receiving the Summer Audience Award.
The plays are:
“And What a Damn Fine Morning It Is,” by Trace Crawford of Hilliard, Ohio, features two suburban husbands, 30-40, who begin their day by trying to outdo each other with their accomplishments. The play is directed by Michael Shavel of Stratford, and features Marc Hartog of Westport and Bill Warncke of Norwalk.
“I Was Fine Until You Came in the Room,” by Rich Orloff of New York City, shows Pete and Helen (one couple in their 20s, one couple in their 70s) viewing their relationship from two stages of their lives. The play is directed by Ann Baker of Milford, and features Patrick Cornelio and TJ Chila of Milford, Briana O’Brien LaMare of Fairfield, and Peter Haynes of Wilton.
“In Her Golden Years,” by Steven Korbar of Torrance, Calif., shows a daughter, 40s who inadvertently finds a memento that puts her mother, 60s, in a new light. The play is directed by Rachel Babcock of Branford, and features Elayne Mordoff and Dainelle Testori-Gartner of Norwalk.
“Is This Seat Taken?” by Brad Systma of Caledonia, Mich., follows Charlie, 20s, as he tries to hit the reset button on his relationship with his girlfriend Nat 20s. The play is directed by Barry Hatrick of Milford, and features Chris Finch of Bridgeport and Dena Lagonigro of Stratford.
“It Skips a Generation, by C.J. Ehrlich of Chappaqua, N.Y., centers on Chaya, 15, an Orthodox Jewish girl who coaxes her grandfather Sam, 70, to relive his days as a performer in the Catskills. The play is directed by Nancy A. Herman of Milford, and features Luke Lynch and Anna Lynch of Milford.
“Just Desserts,” by David MacGregor finds three coworkers (ages open) who sink to dangerous levels to catch a lunchroom thief. The play is directed by Kevin Pelkey of Beacon Falls, and features Christine Parrella and John Liszewski of Milford, Linda Gilmore of Norwalk and Cindy Hartog of Westport.
For more information, contact the MAC at 203-878-6647.