2012 Icicle Creek Theatre Festival Announces Plays


Icicle Creek Center for the Arts today announced two new plays that will be presented in August 2012 as part of its renowned program, the Icicle Creek Theatre Festival (ICTF).

Both plays will be presented on Sunday, August 19th at Icicle Creek’s Canyon Wren Recital Hall in Leavenworth. The plays will be re-mounted on Tuesday, Aug. 21 and Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Seattle’s ACT-A Contemporary Theatre, in partnership with the Central Heating Lab. All play presentations will be followed by talkback sessions between audience and playwright.

This year’s plays will be Seven Spots on The Sun by Martin Zimmerman, and My Before and After by Michael Louis Serafin-Wells.

In Zimmerman’s Seven Spots on The Sun, a doctor working in a country ravaged by civil war refuses even to look at a patient since the fateful day the army took his wife away from him. But when a mysterious plague ravages the countryside, the doctor faces a moral dilemma when he discovers he has the power to heal.

Mr. Zimmerman, a recipient of the Carl Djerassi Playwriting Fellowship and the National New Play Network's Smith Prize, has had plays produced or developed at venues including The Kennedy Center, Goodman Theatre, The Playwrights' Center, ALLIANCE THEATRE, American Theater Company, The Theatre @ Boston Court, Chicago Dramatists, Primary Stages, Seven Devils, Borderlands, and Source Festival. Martín is a member of Goodman Theatre's Playwrights’ Unit, and a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists.

In Mr. Serafin-Wells’ My Before and After, the discovery of the abandoned workshop of an elusive abstract artist brings together Wes, his sister Olivia, and old friend EJ, to catalog the artist’s work and rebuild their own fractured lives, revealing the beauty, melancholy, and wry humor of relationships reborn in the wake of great loss.

Mr. Serafin-Wells is the winner of the London New Play Festival, a New Voices West honoree, a finalist for the Heideman Award, and a finalist at VBA London’s Soho Theatre. His plays have seen production, publication, workshops and readings in NY, London, Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, L.A., Washington, DC, and elsewhere. My Before and After was recently workshopped as part of ACT Theatre’s The Construction Zone series.

Artists, ticket sales and additional information will be available in the coming months. For further information, contact Lilia Grundy at (509) 548-6347 x401.

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