Celebration includes 8 new 10-minute plays September 20 and special performances of Sue Gilbert’s Catchin’ the Babies September 18 and 20
City Circle Acting Company of Coralville presents the 2014 New Play Festival on Saturday, September 20 at 7pm. City Circle will also remount Sue Gilbert’s one-woman play about pioneer midwife Annie MacFarlane on Thursday, September 18 at 7:30pm and Saturday, September 20 at 2pm. The Festival is sponsored by Cedar Rapids-based Heuer Publishing and celebrates emerging voices in theater.
All performances take place at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts at 1301 5th Street in Coralville. Tickets are $12; packages for both the New Play Festival and Catchin’ the Babies are $20. Tickets are available by phone at 319.248.9370, online at coralvillearts.org, and in person at the CCPA box office and Coralville Recreation Center (1506 8th Street).
The Saturday evening performance will feature eight brand new 10-minute plays by writers with Iowa ties. The plays present a wide variety of tone, styles, and subject matter. Some contain adult themes and language.
Boy In A Cage by Catherine Shook, directed by Robyn Calhoun.
An allegory of what can happen when a man’s sexuality is suppressed.
Hot In The Kitchen by Christopher Okiishi, directed by Elijah Jones
A radio cooking show staring high-energy, mildly naughty hosts Phil and Phyllis.
Lovely Wonderful Thoughts by Elizabeth Breed, directed by Mary Sullivan
What if Peter Pan came to a modern-day Darling family?
On the Possibilities of Endings by Jennifer Fawcett, directed by Scott Strode
A thoughtful look at the moment before leaving this world.
Shoving It In The Alleyway by Elijah Jones, directed by Patrick Du Laney
A comedic look at a drug deal gone wrong.
The Concentrated Masses by Duane Larson, directed by Adeara Jean Maurice
A farcical look at corporate America.
They Grow Up So Fast by Duane Larson, directed by Scott Strode
A father’s hilarious attempt at sending his son out into the world.
Wednesday Night Witness by Amy White, directed by Liz Tracey
Two boys’ disturbing conversation in the library.
Catchin’ the Babies