Centenary Stage Company Continues The NNPN Rolling World Premiere Of APPLES IN WINTER
National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces the continuation of its 78th Rolling World Premiere (RWP): Apples in Winter by Jennifer Fawcett. Centenary Stage Company in Hackettstown,NJ will present its production November 8 through 18, 2018. The Roll began at Core Member Riverside Theatre (March 2 - 18, 2018 ) in Iowa City, and will conclude in Indianapolis at Core Member Phoenix Theatre (January 11 - 17, 2019). Apples in Winter was the 2015 winner of the NNPN Smith Prize for Political Theatre and received the Centenary Stage Susan Glaspell Award in 2017.
In an NNPN Rolling World Premiere, the Network provides production support to the playwright and the partnering theaters, including assistance with the creation and the contracting of the premiere agreement, collaborative interactions between the theaters, and travel and housing funds for the playwright to further develop the play in each city.
Twenty-two years ago, Miriam's son, Robert, committed a horrible crime while in the grips of withdrawal. It was violent and terrifying and resulted in the deaths of two teenagers who did not deserve to die in such a violent and terrifying way. Robert was caught, tried, and convicted of first-degree murder and has been sitting on death row ever since. In seven hours the state will execute him. As is the tradition, Robert is granted a last meal. His request: a slice of his mother's apple pie.
This is a play about monsters and the mothers of monsters.
And about how we care for each other.
And about how to make a really good apple pie.