PEN TO PAPER
by Jess Honovich
In the not-so-distant past, thirteen-year-old Alexis prepares for her Bat Mitzvah, but she’s not sure she believes in God.
In the very ancient past, Moses announces his leave to collect the Ten Commandments from God, but how long will he be gone for, and what if he doesn’t come back?.
SUNDAYS @ SIX
by Maria Micheles
A former writer picks up photography, emulating Diane Arbus, pursuing and shooting marginalized and wayward people, from Iraqi veterans, hospice patients, addicts, a flag waving man. Though her provocative subjects propel her to early success, when she starts re-entering the realities of what’s captured in her photographs, she realizes she might have encroached in a world she doesn’t know how to navigate in.
by Julie Weinberg
Cinderella’s terrified understudy, a cruise ship crooner and his shipwrecked marriage, a couple of disgruntled rich kids, two sisters at war over a sick mother, a poor little almost-rich girl in 2045 and a bunch of neurotic misfits --- what do they all have in common?
by Robert Fieldsteel
Familial bonds are tested when the patriarch leaves a will that greatly favors one son over the other.
Unabashed talk about money brings out the absurdity and pain of economic disparity and conditional love within one family.
by Vincent Marano
Set in Reagan Era New York City, CONFIRMATION is a comedic drama that examines the emotional commerce that lies beneath our personal relationships. Inner-city school teacher Joe Kortig has moved into a new apartment after a grueling breakup. However, a fresh start remains elusive. Joe's boundary-challenged mother, Marie is worried that Joe is going through an identity crisis, his long-time friend Myra wants to renew their physical relationship and his best friend David has a sexual encounter with one of Joe's male students. As Joe struggles with the needs all around him, the consequences of David's fling bear down on him in the form of school Principal Father Cohan.
by Margo Hammond
It’s 1928 in the Horseshoe slum of Jersey City, NJ and “No Irish Need Apply”. Hungry to escape his low status, Teddy Devlin aligns himself with the notorious boss mayor, Frank “I’m the law” Hague. While proud to be a part of the machine that empowers the Irish, Teddy struggles to accept the damage it does to all the other immigrants. It's the American way, but is it the right way?
by Katarzyna Müller
On the eve of the next big election, strangers trapped in a subway car on the Red Line in Chicago grapple with issues of identity, fear, and who gets to call themselves American.
by Dana Leslie Goldstein
GO DOWN, MOSES tells the story of two old friends - and civil rights warriors - whose comfortable lives in academia are thrown into chaos by the arrival of a female student who embodies everything they fought for when they were young.
by David Dannenfelser
Many years before Prince Hamlet fights to avenge his father's death, Court Jester Yorick fights to save King Hamlet’s life. Warrior, confidant, spy, in a world of secret intrigues and murderous intents, the resident fool at the Castle Elsinore is anything but.
by Leegrid Stevens
Charlie is happily surprised when his long absent daughter unexpectedly visits with joyful news of her pregnancy. However, as cracks begin to appear in her story and she is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, Charlie is forced to confront a family secret that he has, until now, refused to see.
A SPECIAL FIVE NIGHT EVENT! THE 2019 SIXTEENTH ANNUAL WILL-A-THON: A 455TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTH-BARD-STRAVAGANZA Conceived and Directed by CHARLES E. GERBER, consisting of four separate shows all at 7:00 p.m. in the Jewel Box
by Edward Albee
directed by Leslie Kincaid Burby
Wealthy middle-aged couple Agnes and Tobias have their complacency shattered when Harry and Edna, longtime friends, appear at their doorstep. Claiming an encroaching, nameless “fear” has forced them from their own home, these neighbors bring a firestorm of doubt, recrimination, and ultimately solace, upsetting the “delicate balance” of Agnes and Tobias’ household.
by Melody Cooperz
Directed by Keith Greer
The true story of a mother and her son, told during a time of violent upheaval in America, when there were lynchings and deadly labor strikes. Lucy Parsons, an infamous Black firebrand activist, leads a fight for the poor, worker's rights, and her own husband's life...all at a tragically horrific cost.