Pigs Do Fly Productions to Offer Readings of New Plays

Pigs Do Fly Productions will hold two readings of short humorous plays at Coral Gables' Books & Books on January 25th and February 1st.

Several months ago Pigs Do Fly Productions put out an on-line call to playwrights from around the world for submissions of 10-minute contemporary comedies written to highlight "vibrant, healthy people over 50 who are doing interesting things with their lives". Approximately 200 plays were submitted from as far away as Canada, Australia, and Israel, and a committee of 6 took on the task of reading and rating each one. The plays that will be read were rated the highest of the lot, and audiences will be asked for their opinions at the end of each reading. The top four selections, along with plays by Michael McKeever, Michael Leeds, and Marj O'Neill-Butler will form Pigs Do Fly's next production, scheduled to take place in May.

"Our mission - to produce plays about people over 50 who are doing different things with their lives and living it to the fullest has found its wings and keeps "flying along"," says Pigs Do Fly Productions' founder and Executive Producer Ellen Wacher. "And our intention is to keep improving our product, the plays," she continues. "One way is to pick some of the plays we like and have folks hear them - and then listen to the audience's reaction - that can make a huge and important difference for our productions."

Beverly Blanchette, will direct the January 25th readings. She will also read, along with Todd Caster, Michael DeGrotta, and Ellen Wacher.

Carbonell Award-winning actress Karen Stephens will direct the February 1st production. Actors participating that reading are Carol Sussman, Bonnie Robinson, Jerry Weinberg and Michael DeGrotta.

The six plays selected for the January 25th readings are:
Never on Sunday by Shirley King
Rose in a Room at the Hotel Roma by Jayne Hannah
Signals by Marv Siegel
Standing Tall by Marv Siegel
There's Still Time by Jeffrey Strausser
Winds of Change by Hortense Gerado

The six plays selected for the February 1st readings are:
Bard Beyond Belief by Tony Pelham
Dream a Little Dream of Me by Todd Caster
Long Story by John Kane
The European Plan by Charles West
The Keys by Greg Waters
They Called It Teasing by Marj O'Neill-Butler

Books and Books is a locally owned, independently-minded neighborhood bookstore with three locations in South Florida - Coral Gables, Miami Beach, and Bal Harbour Shops. They have affiliate stores in Grand Cayman, Westhampton Beach, and at the Miami International Airport. They serve as a community center for writers and readers, hosting approximately 60 author events a month and featuring a carefully curated selection of books, magazines, and gift items.

Pigs Do Fly Productions' mission is to produce plays that highlight the actor over 50 as a viable, fully, involved, full of life character. Their goal is to tap into the 100 million plus Americans who are over age 50 and are under recognized by the marketers of products, entertainment, etc, with theatre that reflects their world and resonates with them.

Admission to both Pigs Do Fly Productions readings is FREE. Books & Books is located at 265 Aragon Avenue in Coral Gables (33134).


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