2014 Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival to Feature Pieces by Maria Alexandria Beech, Itamar Moses & More

2014 Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival to Feature Pieces by Maria Alexandria Beech, Itamar Moses & More

The 17th Annual Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival, scheduled to be held June 13 - 14, announced three theatres coming together in the Rocky Mountains to develop new works. Actors Theatre of Louisville (Kentucky), Primary Stages (New York) and South Coast Repertory (California) are confirmed for the festival that is presented under Artistic Director Andrew Leynse (Artistic Director, Primary Stages), Producer and Director of Theatre Emily Tarquin (Denver Center Theatre Company, CO) and Executive Producer Jim Steinberg. The festival is sponsored by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.

"Now in our 17th year, the New Works Festival at Perry-Mansfield has become an essential step for many prominent theatrical institutions in the development of their new work. The New Works Festival provides a unique opportunity for collaboration amongst playwrights, directors, and actors in the pristine setting of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. We are thrilled to have Actors Theatre of Louisville, Primary Stages, and South Coast Repertory participating in the festival this year." - Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director

Primary Stages and Artistic Director Andrew Leynse present
The Infinity Pond
By Maria Alexandria Beech
Directed by Michelle Bossy
Co-Commissioned by Theatre Masters/Aspen Colorado
Friday, June 13 @ 8pm | Chief Theater
813 Lincoln Ave.

Dev is a dairy farmer up for a big promotion in Anand, India. His wife Aanya and he have given each other a wonderful life. Rose and Hal are a successful Wall Street couple on a luxurious vacation at a spa. Now, each couple faces a breaking point. Infinity Pond is a play about the unlikely intersection of lives in a globalized world.

Actors Theatre of Louisville and Artistic Director Les Waters present
The Glory of the World
By Charles Mee
Directed by Les Waters
Saturday, June 14 @ 4pm | Julie Harris Theatre
Perry-Mansfield Campus

This is not a biography of Thomas Merton (1915-68). This is about silence and noise. The search for solitude and the craving for celebrity. The sound of rain. And maybe a Rhinoceros?

South Coast Repertory and Artistic Director Marc Masterson present
The Whistle Blower
By Itamar Moses
Directed by Oliver Butler
Saturday, June 14 @ 8pm | Julie Harris Theatre
Perry-Mansfield Campus

After Ari abruptly walks away from his career and his life, he feels free to speak with truth, about everything, to family, friends, and long lost lovers. But the truth rarely has the effect you think it will and not everyone's truth is the same.

Additional Events

Tuesday Under the Stars Series | Tuesday, June 10 @ 8pm, Perry-Mansfield Campus
Featuring the New Works Festival Playwrights & Perry-Mansfield Faculty showcasing their own in-progress work. Free admission.

Opening Night Dinner at Harwigs | Friday, June 13 @ 6pm, 911 Lincoln St.
Interlude Picnic Lunch by Drunken Onion | Saturday, June 14 between readings on the Perry-Mansfield lawn


Option #1 - Festival Feast Pass
One ticket to all three readings, opening dinner at Harwigs, and Interlude Picnic by Drunken Onion

Option #2 - Festival Reading Pass
One ticket to all three readings

Option #3 - Individual Reading Tickets
$15 in advance, $20 at the door

Option #4 - Friday Festival Pass
Includes a ticket to the Friday reading and opening dinner at Harwigs

Option #5 - Saturday Festival Pass
Includes one ticket to each reading on Saturday and the Interlude Picnic by Drunken Onion

Tickets can be purchased at http://perry-mansfield1913.ticketleap.com/new-works-festival-2014/

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