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Friday, September 23, 2016

Free theater in California: New Works Studio at Scripps Ranch Theatre

The New Works Studio at Scripps Ranch Theatre invites you to readings of four brand-new plays by Southern California playwrights. We want to introduce you to four exciting new plays, and we seek your involvement in the development process. We will hold a talk-back after each play where you can share your creative feedback directly with the playwrights.

There is no cost to attend any of the readings (donations happily accepted). Open to the public.

Monday, September 26 at 7pm
CYBER-O by Thomas J. Misuraca (Los Angeles)
Directed by Sean Paul Boyd
Even online dating apps can’t help Richard land a girlfriend– but his autistic friend with a surprising flair for romance can. A laugh-out-loud modern twist on Cyrano de Bergerac.

Tuesday, September 27 at 7pm
MORNING PEOPLE by Morgan Trant Kinnally (Alpine)
Directed by Jennifer Thorn
After a whirlwind e-Harmony romance leaves them expecting a child, smitten newlyweds Brenda and Luther nest happily in their brand new house. But when the unexpected comes knocking, the couple learns that planning and preparation aren’t all it takes to build a home.

Wednesday, September 28 at 7pm
WALKING DOWN THE CORN by Aleta Barthell (Encinitas)
Directed by: George Ye
When a farm chore goes horribly wrong on an Illinois farm, it forces a family to contend with past grievances and forgive old grudges—before it’s too late. A suspenseful story about what responsibility and accountability mean to a 21st century American family.

Thursday, September 29 at 7pm
REASONS FOR LEAVING by Jennifer Lane (San Diego)
Directed by: Anna Rebek
June’s life in a quiet desert trailer gets upended with her teenage daughter’s pregnancy, the return of her estranged ex-husband, and a box full of unsent letters. She must come to realize that a home on wheels is not a license to leave in this charming, heartfelt play.

Our main goal for NWS is to find homes for these plays where they can be further developed and produced.

More details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1024078987699854/

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