Swandive Theatre's 5th Annual Veggie Stock Theatre Returns to Corcoran Neighborhood, 8/23-9/13
Swandive Theatre returns to the backyard this summer for the 5th annual Veggie Stock Theatre! The summer play-reading series, taking place over four Saturdays (Aug 23rd, 30th & Sept 6th, 13th), invites patrons, friends, and neighbors into the Corcoran backyard for a potluck, a play reading, and a discussion. Read by a talented group of professional Minneapolis actors, each of the scripts tell stories that explore magic in the everyday, a hallmark of Swandive Theatre productions. Veggie Stock Theatre prompts conversations with members of Swandive's audience to find out first-?hand what they enjoy and what they might want to see as a fully staged production sometime in the future.
The 5th annual Veggie Stock Theatre scripts will be: The Museum Play by Jordan Harrison (8/23); Priscilla Dreams the Answer by Walt McGough (8/30); Whale Song or Learning to Live with Mobyphobia by Claire Kiechel (9/6), and Good Egg by Dorothy Fortenberry (9/13). All Veggie Stock evenings begin with a potluck at 5pm with readings starting at 5:30pm.
This event is FREE and open to the public!
2014 VEGGIE STOCK THEATRE
The Museum Play by Jordan Harrison - Sat. August 23rd
When the mastodons escape, Jame needs another exhibit for the Museum. Luckily, he has a friend with wonderful bones. The Curator is delighted with her new specimen, but she can't help wondering: Who, or what, is behind the mysterious exodus of flora and fauna? An elegiac and absurd look at the intersections of memory and desire, set to the tune of a music box.
Priscilla Dreams the Answer by Walt McGough - Sat. August 30th
Priscilla, a lonely woman who works at a hobby shop, is so empathetic that she cries nightly while watching game shows. But her evening routine gets weird when she starts receiving 3 AM phone calls -?-? from aliens. When she finally picks up, the aliens ask her a big favor: to save the world. In this fantastical play examining loss, love, and the search for answers, Priscilla looks to the only expert she knows, her favorite gameshow contestant Simon, to save both worlds before it's too late.
Whale Song or Learning to Live with Mobyphobia by Claire Kiechel - Sat. September 6th
A surreal dark comedy about a woman coming to terms with her father's death at Sea World and the mysterious appearance of a whale in the Hudson River: a meditation on mortality and whales.
Good Egg by Dorothy Fortenberry - Sat. September 13th
Responsible Meg has always taken care of her bipolar, younger brother Matt. But when she decides to get pregnant and have her embryos screened for bipolar disorder, is she taking the idea of "being responsible" too far? A funny and surprising play about bioethics, siblings, and the limits of unconditional love.
VEGGIE STOCK THEATRE SCRIPT HISTORY
All Gonna Go - an original script by J. Merril Motz
Rocket Man - by Steven Dietz
Quake - by Melanie Marnich
Exhausted Paint - The Death of Van Gogh - an original script by Justin Maxwell
A Sleeping Country - by Melanie Marnich
Five Flights - by Adam Bock
An Outopia for Pigeons - an original script by Justin Maxwell
Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them - by Christopher Durang
Photograph 51 - by Anna Ziegler
Adventure Quest - by Richard Lovejoy
Defying Gravity - by Jane Anderson
Dead Man's Cell Phone - by Sarah Ruhl
The Penelopiad - by Margaret Atwood
Cloud Tectonics - by Jose Rivera
Freakshow - by Carson Kreitzer
Love Song - by John Kolvenbach