THE ROSE CITY PROJECT at Playwrights Theatre
- THE ROSE CITY PROJECT at Playwrights Theatre
The New Jersey Literary Showcase December 4 - 7, 2003
A series of readings of new works by New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Green Village Road
Call (973) 514-1787, ext. 36 or www.ptnj.org <http://www.ptnj.org> for
information and reservations.
The first event is a series of readings of new plays. Admission is free,
suggested donation $10 at the door.
Thursday, December 4 8 pm
Last Kiss by Dominique Cieri
In the summer of 1967 when no young working class man could feel safe and =
secure, unless he could find a way to evade the draft, the final offensive=
Vietnam leaves a small river town in the Midwest without its young men. Tw=
women and their daughters struggle to survive the loss of their men and th=
loss of innocence.
Friday, December 5 8 pm
Let Your Women Keep Silence by Margaret Ann O'Connell
Let Your Women Keep Silence is about the final struggles of the
seventeenth-century Mexican nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, one of the
three great poets of the Golden Age of Spanish poetry. In her struggles--=
write and eventually to speak truth to power--Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
managed to make a case for widening and enriching the lives of women in
her Response to Sor Filotea, the first defense, certainly in the New World=
, of a
woman's right to be all that a human being can be.
Saturday, December 6 3pm
Pride by Dania Ramos
It is the weekend of the 2000 Puerto Rican Day Parade. Some people
believe they know what pride is while others struggle to find a true defin=
After a life-altering incident, one person finally understands what it mea=
have real pride.
Saturday, December 6 8pm
Greater Than Magellan by Alex Ladd
An evening of short train plays.
In Greater than Magellan, a young Portuguese waiter passes the time away
memorizing train schedules and fantasizing about exotic locations.
In The Negro Writer, an American novelist travels through Russia by train =
the fateful days before the Russian revolution.
In The Next Stop , we meet a Civil War train conductor speeding forward
through time and are propelled into the future in a high speed train zoomi=
under the Pacific and finally thrust into outer space itself. The convers=
turns increasingly bizarre and we get an eerie glimpse into life in the =
with the conductor as our guide.
Sunday, December 7 3pm
One Legged Race by Benjamin Marshall
A petty criminal holds up in his brother's apartment, waiting for that one=
that will give him enough cash to go straight and make him the man that he=
struggles to be. When his emissary arrives, he must decide whether to give=
her what she wants, even if it kills her.