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“New Ideas Festival” featuring Annie Massey, Kristine Greenaway, Lawrence Aronovitch
April 14 @ 12:00 am - April 25 @ 12:00 am EDT$10 – $25
New Ideas Festival 2021
Week 2: April 21 – 25, 2021
The New Ideas Festival is back and going … virtual!
Join us online and experience 9 Alumnae premieres from the comfort of your own home.
Each week features a different program of bold and groundbreaking new plays streamed via YouTube!
$10 Ticket for individual viewers.
$25 Group Ticket for a household of 3 or more viewers.
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Members’ Night Special:
Free admission for members of Alumnae Theatre Company on
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 and Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
Pre-registration is required.
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April 14-18, 2021
Streaming via YouTube
A program of 4 short plays:
A Sigh or a Wish
Can the compass and the candle guide them home?
Mind your ‘Ps’ in queue …
Pretty Little Girls
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Waiting for Mark
Afterlife is what you make it.
** Playwright/Director Talkbackswill be held following the Saturday Matinee.
April 21-25, 2021
Streaming via YouTube
A program of 5 short plays:
Silent phones … two disconnected people … some cookies … Once upon a time …
Trina went to see the world and came back … a little less there.
A grandmother and her granddaughter adapt a treasured tradition to heal and move forward together.
A mother’s dilemma: save herself or her child?
The Equivalent of Sensation
Dichotomy: the coquette can have the soul of a prude, while the spinster is possessed by the tropics.
**Playwright/Director Talkbackswill be held following the Saturday matinee.
by Emanuelle Delle Piane tr. Kristine Greenaway
Directed by Kit Simmons
Two strangers meet at a public phone booth. She is trying to reach someone who hasn’t turned up to meet her; he needs to call for service repairs to his landline. As they wait for the phone to ring, they discover each other — two lonely souls who realize it’s not the phone they need but each other.
by Lawrence Aronovitch
Directed by Leslie Ann Walcott
After years of trying, Ruth is finally pregnant. But then she learns she has cancer. Does she treat the disease or protect her unborn child? A story about motherhood, its selflessness and selfishness, and the constantly changing relationship between parent and child.
by Annie Massey
Directed by Joel Haszard
Facebook: a glorious mess of brags and blags, cat pix, hilarious memes and hoaxes. Four strangers post selfies at the exact moment of their deaths. They slip into a beige halfworld. There’s betrayal, victory, redemption, and birthdays — but how do they get out? And who sent the mysterious envoy? Everyone is Waiting for Mark.