Second Annual Festival of Women's Plays Opens Season at the Ivoryton Playhouse

Second Annual Festival of Women's Plays Opens Season at the Ivoryton PlayhouseThe Ivoryton Playhouse is thrilled to announce the dates of its Second Annual Women Playwrights Initiative - Passion, Power and Prose 2018.

The Initiative provides a safe, nurturing environment for the development of new, one-act plays by and about women and the issues that shape their live, including a week of intensive rehearsal with the playwrights, directors, and actors. The workshop culminates in two evenings of staged readings which will take place on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3, 2018 at The Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, followed by discussions with playwrights, actors and directors.

Friday, March 2, at 7pm, there will be two readings presented. Henry, Louise and Henri by Kathleen Cahill and directed by Linda MacCluggage is an hilarious look at the different effects of art on an American couple in Paris.

To Fall in Love, Do This by Jennifer Lane and directed by Hannah Simms. Scientists claim that there are 36 questions you can ask to fall in love with anyone. But can this seemingly simple exercise save even Wyatt and Merryn's marriage?

Saturday, March 3, at 7pm there will be 2 readings presented. Blood by Yael Haskel and directed by Kathryn Markey. When a young woman elects to donate blood to a sick pastor and pillar of the community, hellish truths are exposed forcing a devastating decision for both her and the nurse. The Gentleman's Pact by Karen Howes and directed by Addie Gorlin. A witty, acerbic look at marriage, fidelity, and self-determination when Bill, a college professor, tells his colleague, Arthur, that he wants to marry Arthur's wife, Evelyn. Can their pact survive Evelyn's unexpected response?

To purchase tickets for the Friday, March 2nd or Saturday, March 3rd readings - each start at 7pm - please call 860.767.7318 or go to

Tickets: $20 adult each night; $15 senior each night; $10 student and LPTW.

Special 2-day pass - buy tickets for Friday and Saturday night performances for $30.00 - call box office 860.767.7318 to book 2-day pass.

The Ivoryton Playhouse is located at 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT 06442.

For more information about the Women Playwrights Initiative, check out our website or contact Laura Copland, Director of New Play Development,

The Women Playwrights Initiative is generously funded by The Community Foundation of Southeastern Connecticut, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, Laura Copland, Kathleen and Al Jaffe, Rosalind Pressman.

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