Fresh Reads 2, an annual festival of new comedies!
As we continue our mission to produce new and original comedies in a professional setting, highlighting the talents of North Texas theatre artists, we are pleased to announce our second annual new play festival, Fresh Reads, at the Bath House Cultural Center May 17-26, 2018!
All plays selected for the festival will be juried by the Pegasus Theatre Artistic Director as well as Pegasus Theatre veterans and audience members to determine a festival winner.
These are the selected plays for this year:
“Our Space” by Caroline Turner Cole explores the use of social media by bringing to the stage some unlikely characters -- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and others lead the audience through the digital world, exploring daily life through a new and interesting lens. A surreal and yet surprisingly realistic look at how constant “connection” can work in reverse to break down relationships. A demanding and exciting ensemble piece!
Presented May 18 & 24
“Asylum in Georgia” by John C. Davenport - Pauletta, an anchorwoman at a Texas TV station, comes to the tiny Georgia town of Throckmorton to resolve some issues while she's at a crossroads in her life. She’s on “administrative leave” from her job, she’s gotten through her second divorce, and she has just dropped off her son to start college. But the big questions have to do with a pile of bricks in Throckmorton that will soon be part of a resort. Was that a mental asylum her father built ... and ultimately destroyed?
Presented May 19 & 25
“The Night We Bombed Lincoln Towing” by Steven Young - You’ve been towed…get as angry as you wish, you will pay the man. In the most horrendous rainstorm in Chicago history, six eccentric individuals are left stranded in a bar after the notorious and corrupt Lincoln Towing hauls away their vehicles. This motley group must first overcome their differences before they take revenge on their common enemy.
Presented May 17 & 26
Bath House Cultural Center
521 East Lawther Drive, Dallas, 75218, TX, United States