Ross Valley Players Presents RAW 2013 Fall Festival: Unintended Consequences from October 18 - 27
ROSS VALLEY PLAYERS presents their RAW (Ross Alternative Works) 2013 Fall Festival, October 18 through 27, featuring four original short plays that explore UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES, written by Bay Area playwrights. Each season, RAW presents two festivals of short works or full-length plays, selected for their quality and originality. Each play is a short run, minimal set production with full sound and lighting. www.rossvalleyplayers.com/raw/raw-festival-2013
RAW 2013 Fall Festival plays include:
Agoraphilia by Keith Jefferds, directed by Billie Cox. It's the fifth century BCE and everything is normal in Almyros, Greece - everything except Amphora (Alison Peltz), the hyper-phobic daughter of the town potter, Sabas (Dale Camden). Consultation with the local physician, Kalarophallos (Johnny DeBernard) is not productive, so Aunt Aeolia (Amanda Coran) steps in and sees that Amphora is shipped off to Golden Age Athens, where she blossoms under drama therapy. The Greek Chorus of Carrie Fisher-Coppola and Faye Zenoff narrate the action.
Hard Scrabble by Steve Koppman, directed by Sandi Weldon. An "emerging" teen (Jessica Flaum) tries to share some quality time with her old-fashioned Dad (Alex Ross) by engaging him in a game of scrabble.
Panther by Dylan Price, directed by Glenn Havlan. Hiding from police and on the run, Black (Gary Grossman), a tough and highly experienced criminal, meets his boss's female associate, Chick (Amber Kernohan) in a café expecting to receive a gun, passport, and a bag of money. He gets more than he bargained for.
What Remains of Calvin Hayes Holmes by Linda Saldana, directed by Alex Kuskulis. Police Clerk, Rita (Carrie Fisher-Coppola), has nothing. Her sister Sandra (Hilda L. Roe) has a husband, three kids, and a family plot already bought and paid for. When detective Garcia (Randy Solomon) puts her in charge of a box of ashes she sets out to determine just who Calvin Hayes Holmes was, and to return him to his kin. But no one wants him. Not his aunt Lacy Hayes (Ann Armour), nor his father Rev Jacob Holmes (Randy Solomon), or his ex-wife Yolanda (Anastasia Pritchard). What is Rita to do?
Performances are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, October 18 through 27. Friday and Saturday shows start at 8:00PM, Sunday matinee shows at 2:00PM. All performances take place at the Barn Theatre, home of the Ross Valley Players - 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross, CA 94957.
Ticket prices are $15 general admission; $45 for Festival Pass (includes 4 tickets.) RVP Members receive half-price tickets with membership card. To purchase tickets online, visit www.rossvalleyplayers.com/RAW or call 415-456-9555, ext. 1 Audience members are invited to participate in "Talkback" with the playwrights after Sunday performances, October 20 and 27.
Now in its 84th year, Ross Valley Players, a non-profit arts organization, is the oldest continually operating community theater on the West Coast. Created in 1930 as a way to escape the hardships of the Depression, Ross Valley Players has introduced live theater to thousands of Marin residents over the years. Each year, RVP presents a regular season of six full productions, running a total of 30 weeks. RVP offers special events and short-term productions outside the regular season. Plays include recent Broadway material, popular plays, classic theater, and a selection of works by well-known playwrights from around the world. RVP features all genres: comedy, drama, mysteries, and musicals. Their Ross Alternative Works (RAW) program presents short run, minimal set productions of original scripts by Bay Area playwrights in two festivals each season.