*Presented with permission through the Theatre Authority*
Wednesday, August 1st The Regulars by Eliza Bent Directed by Sarah Hughes A new play set inside a magic shop!
Thursday, August 2nd At the Breakaway by Nat Cassidy What begins as a slacker comedy about a small group of directionless young adults working in a deep space gas station centuries into our future quickly turns dramatic when they are besieged by what appears to be a roving band of genocidal maniacs. Today started with Cam wishing she could feel alive again. Now she's going to have to fight like hell to stay that way.
Tuesday August 7th The Tubes by Tom Bean The Tubes is an absurdist comedy about the intrusion of technology, the complexities of communication, and the anxieties of old age. For forty-five years, an old, married couple, Gertie and Roy, have lived and worked in a subterranean "Pneumatic Transfer Station," where they transfer messages that come through the city-wide network of pneumatic tubes (an archaic internet-before-the-internet that flourished briefly in the early 20th Century before the telephone and other cultural forces made it obsolete). However, it's been five years since the last message came through, and they are left to wonder what's happened to the tubes— and to the world at large. Gertie and Roy spend their days fretting and philosophizing, commiserating and quibbling, telling stories and reminiscing, speculating about the world outside and receiving visits from a curious parade of lost souls, each of whom reminds them of their estranged son Fred. When their isolation and waning health prompt them to finally take action and send a message into the machine, they begin to receive a series of increasingly bizarre responses from someone—or something— that forces them to confront a troubling question: have the tubes developed a mind of their own? Featuring: Maggie Low, Suzanne Lenz, Josh Tobin & Jay Rogers.
Wednesday, August 8th Spa Play by Gracie Gardner Directed by Will Taylor