Annual Playwrights' Revolution Announced at Capital Stage

Annual Playwrights' Revolution Announced at Capital StageCapital Stage presents its annual new works festival PLAYWRIGHTS' REVOLUTION, a series of staged readings of new plays. As Sacramento's leader of bold, thought-provoking theatre, Capital Stage created PLAYWRIGHTS' REVOLUTION, to identify and develop new plays and playwrights. Each year, a handful of plays are carefully selected from hundreds of submissions.

Directors and actors are selected, and audiences are invited to participate in post-reading discussions to contribute to the development of the world's newest plays. During the 2017/18 Season Capital Stage received over 600 submissions of never-been-produced plays. This series of staged readings on July 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th celebrates the finalists whose work reflects the mission of Capital Stage to entertain, engage and challenge its audience with bold, thought-provoking theatre. Tickets are FREE - Suggested Donation at the door.

TThe End of the World by Andrew Biss

Follow Valentine as he makes his own way in the world. Valentine, accustomed to a life of cosseted seclusion, isn't so keen on the idea. But go he must, and soon finds himself venturing forth into the vast world beyond. His new adventure is soon drawn to a halt, however, when he is mugged at gunpoint. Frightened and exhausted, he seeks shelter at a bed and breakfast named, rather ominously, The End of the World, an establishment run by the dour Mrs. Anna. Then things start getting strange.... An odd yet oddly touching tale of life, death and the space in-between.

Welcome to Matteson by Inda Craig-Galván

A dark intra-racial comedy about reverse gentrification and how we deal with the "other" when the other looks just like us. A suburban couple hosts a welcome-to-the-neighborhood dinner party for their new neighbors - a couple recently (forcibly) relocated from Chicago's roughest housing project - and it's anything but welcoming.

Great White by Deborah Yarchun

A coming-of-age drama set in present-day southern Florida that explores the unremitting love for family and the consequences of inaction. Fourteen-year-old Brooke is in trouble. Her sixteen-year-old sister, Ivy, is manic and increasingly violent, and their mother, Gail refuses to acknowledge the danger. As Brooke struggles to hold her family together, she copes by tracking a great white shark. This leads her to Luis, a troubled fifteen-year-old boy intent on swimming out to meet the shark in the ocean. As their friendship deepens, Brooke becomes increasingly aware of the shark drawing closer in her own life: that her sister, in a manic fit, might kill her.

Monica: This Play is Not About Monica Lewinsky by Dianne Nora

A play through a series of scenes between Monica Lewinsky and different imagined lovers that asks what the cost of intimacy is, how we reckon with our past selves, and what we talk about when we talk about Other Women.

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