|Different and exciting
evenings presented upstairs in the Raymond W. Smith Theater,
an adaptable black box theater seating under 100. The Second
Stage program consists of The Challenge Series, The Reader's
Series, The New Playwright's Forum, and The Cabaret Series.
An informal discussion with the actors and director will follow
each performance of The Challenge Series, The Reader's Series
and the New Playwright's Forum. Refreshments will be served
at all events and patrons are encouraged to bring their favorite
beverage and snacks to the Cabaret Series. All performances
begin at 8:00 P.M.
THREE VIEWINGS by Jeffrey Hatcher
directed by Dennis Bloh November 14, 15, 21 and 22,
Three comic/ dramatic viewings set in a midwestern funeral
parlor over a three-day Christmas weekend. The three
stories inter-weave to portray the deceased and the
bereaved and the lengths to which survivors go to hold
on to memories, money, life and love.
STOP KISS by Diana Son
directed by John Gaffney April 16, 17, 23 and 24, 2004
A poignant and funny play about the ways, both sudden
and slow, that lives can change irrevocably. After Callie
meets Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their
first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms
their lives in a way they could never anticipate.
Admission Charge for Challenge Series $8 adults and
$5 under 18
AN EVENING WITH THE ALGONQUIN ROUND TABLE including
works by Dorothy Parker, George Kaufman and Robert Benchley
directed by James Hardy October 10 and 11, 2003
An evening featuring the works from some of the brilliant
writers who were part of the very famous "Round
Table" which met for lunch every day at the Algonquin
Hotel in New York during the 1920s. Outspoken and outrageous,
The Round Table was made up of people with a shared
admiration for each others work.
COYOTE ON A FENCE by Bruce Graham
Directed by Theresa Barrett March 19 and 20, 2004
Illiterate but likable, Bobby Reyburn is a funny young
guy who loves to do impressions. He's also a member
of the Aryan nation, a racist predator convicted of
a horrific crime. John Brennan is educated and arrogant,
a serious writer who may only be guilty of doing society
a favor. As each awaits his fate, one evokes sympathy,
the other derision COYOTE ON A FENCE explores
the disturbing question: Can one be innocent though
proven guilty? This penetrating new drama offers no
clear verdict, just utterly compelling theatre.
Admission Charge for Reader's Series $4
The New Playwright's
AN EVENING OF ORIGINAL PLAYS
Coordinated by Dennis Bloh February 13 and 14
A series of new scripts will be read followed by discussion
with the director, actors and playwrights.
Admission Charge for New Playwrights Forum $4
The Players Club of Swarthmore is accepting previously
unperformed scripts for its 2004 New Play Festival.
Plays over 15 pages must be submitted as a two page
abstract only. We will include at least one full length
play in this year's festival. Plays and/or abstracts
should be sent before October 15th to Players Club of
Swarthmore, P.O. Box 236, Swarthmore, PA 19081, Attn:
A FULL EVENING OF MUSIC AND MERRIMENT
Coordinated by Leslie Norton, Gail McWilliams and Karen
November 8, 2003, January 10, March 13 and June 19,
Admission Charge for Cabaret Evenings $8