• Boston Court
  • 70 N. Mentor Ave.
  • Pasadena, CA 91106
  • USA
  • Sunday, April 07, 2019 - Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Get an exclusive look at undiscovered talent at Boston Court Pasadena‘s 15th Annual New Play Reading Festival. Preview new works-in-progress, give feedback, and be inspired by playwrights and screenwriters. It might help you brainstorm ideas for your own script.

    All events are free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

    Schedule

    Sunday, April 7, 5:00 pm
    Festival Preview

    Saturday, April 13, 11:00 am
    TWO LAKES, TWO RIVERS
    By Laura Jacqmin
    Directed by Lindsay Allbaugh

    In a small Midwestern town, college boys are drinking ‘n’ drowning–despite whatever spells the Moms are casting at their 24/7 memorial. Then Peter disappears – without admitting to the terrible thing his ex-girlfriend Bonnie is sure he’s guilty of. Can Bonnie reconcile the version of Peter she knew with the Peter the town is mourning – without disappearing herself?

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    Saturday, April 13, 2:00 pm
    ALMA
    By Benjamin Benne
    Directed by Michelle Bossy

    Working mom Alma has singlehandedly raised her daughter, Angel, on tough love, home-cooked comida, and lots of prayers. But on the eve of the all-important SAT, Alma discovers her daughter isn’t at home studying. A schooling and la chancla await Angel at home—but so does a creeping realization that more’s at stake than just a test score. A sacrifice from Alma’s past weighs heavy on their present; now, Alma fears that her worst nightmare may soon be their reality. Will the American Dream cost them a life together?

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    Sunday, April 14, 2:00 pm
    NORMALER THAN EVERYONE
    By Brian Joseph
    Directed by Dani Bedau

    “Normaler Than Everyone” is a one-man musical about an artist trying to use the many disciplines of his craft(s) to both get through and to get away from his darkest hour. Through his songs, writings and photographs, made while his wife was going through cancer treatment, he presents a funny and moving portrait of a cancer caregiver, enraged by soup and terrified by the specter of ghosts. Co-devised and directed by Dani Bedau, “Normaler Than Everyone” is ultimately a meditation on love and mortality.

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    Sunday, April 14, 4:30 pm
    THREE GIRLS NEVER LEARNT THE WAY HOME
    By Matthew Paul Olmos
    Directed by Jessica Kubzansky

    After being bused into a newly integrated school, three friends find themselves in the center of a mysterious encounter which ignites a panic throughout the area. With elements of magical realism and visceral theatricality, Three Girls explores what happens to children caught in the middle of complicated adult fears.

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