Chapman University Presents 4th Annual OC-centric New Play Festival

Chapman University Presents 4th Annual OC-centric New Play Festival

Join us August 21-31, 2014 in Chapman University's Moulton Hall Studio Theatre, located at 300 E. Palm Ave., Orange, CA 92866 for the 4th annual OC-centric new play festival.

Tickets: $20, $12 for Chapman University students, staff & faculty
Reservations & Information: (714) 902-5716

This summer, OC-centric introduces Southland audiences to four local playwrights emerging as powerful voices in Southland theatre, and a quartet of intriguing and satisfying plays from their imaginations - stories brought to life by actors and directors from across Southern California in collaboration with Chapman University theatre students. Join us in the Moulton Hall Studio Theatre for this destination new play event.

Full-Length Plays

Bender by Erica Bennett (Fullerton) - Aspiring singer/songwriter Ruby gets a golden ticket out of her small Alabama town, but will will the loves of her life and a tragic past hold her back? Directed by Travis Kendrick (Roxy Regional Theatre, Rising Sun Performance Company).

Gray People by Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm (Dana Point) - Trust and loyalties shift as James, Jenny and Adam tensely await a late-night delivery in the woods ... unsure what to believe about each other, and increasingly uncertain of their fate. Directed by Tamiko Washington (Chapman University, Actors Circle Ensemble).

One-Act Plays

Saint or Sinner? by Lew Riley (Yorba Linda) - A young investment broker walks into a bar and finds himself in the company of two provocative women ... but the night is about to unfold in a whole different way than he anticipates. Directed by Phyllis Gitlin (Orange Coast College, Long Beach Playhouse).

The Rothko by Nicholas Thurkettle (Huntington Beach) - When a museumgoer damages a treasured painting, a debate emerges: how sacrosanct is art, and how should it be enjoyed? Directed by Richard Stein (Laguna Playhouse, Monkey Wrench Collective).

More information is on the way. We'll send you another release a few weeks before the performances detailing specific performance dates and times for each play. Visit for developments.

OC-centric is produced by Actors Circle Ensemble and Eric Eberwein.

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