PLAYOFFS 2017: AUDIENCE FAVORITES SHOWCASE
The Playwrights' Center of San Francisco proudly presents PLAYOFFS 2017, the newest incarnation of our now 17-year tradition of showcasing short plays by Bay Area playwrights. Our 2015 show won a TBA award for Outstanding Production of an Anthology, and last year's show has been nominated again. This November we present a collection of nine short plays: seven selected by audience vote during three preliminary rounds of readings, and two chosen by the production team. From shaved bees to reanimated goldfish, from the fifteenth-century to the not-so-distant future, from fateful first meetings to emotionally-charged reunions, these plays encompass a variety of genres, tones, and styles that range from hilarious to poignant and powerful.
PLAYOFFS 2017 runs Nov. 3-11 at Exit Stage Left, 156 Eddy St. San Francisco.
Our playwrights are Vonn Scott Bair, Elizabeth Flanagan, Amanda J. Lee, Charley Lerrigo, Lisa Mammel, Alyson Mead, Lorraine Midanik, Laylah Muran de Assereto, and L. "Z" Zephyr.
Featuring an ensemble cast: Kelly J. Kelly, Brian Bacchus Kennedy, Brian Levi, June Alane Reif, Karl Schackne, Brittany Sims, and Madison Worthington.
Co-Produced by Elizabeth Flanagan & Bridgette Dutta Portman
Directed by Carol Eggers & ShawnJ West
Stage Management by Arashi Veronica Cesana
Props Design by Arashi Veronica Cesana
Scenic Design by David Donovan
Lighting & Sound Design by Madison Worthington & Alexander Nigro
Costume Design by Lindsey Eifert
Photography and Videography by Jim Norrena and Colin Hussey
The line-up includes:
THE ARNOLFINI PORTRAIT, by Vonn Scott Bair, directed by ShawnJ West. A famous fifteenth-century Italian painting presents the image of a harmonious man and wife. But is all as it seems?
AUTO-MATED by Charles Lerrigo, directed by Carol Eggers. Autonomous cars may make driving safe, even fun. But what happens when your smart car falls in love with you?
BLOODLETTING by Lisa Mammel, directed by ShawnJ West. Caroline Branham, a slave of George Washingtons grandson, is the last surviving witness of Washingtons death. While recounting Washingtons final days to his biographer, Caroline finds a way to take control of her own story.
FORMERLY KNOWN AS by Alyson Mead, directed by ShawnJ West. Barry and Lauren are attending their high school reunion. One of them is about to receive the shock of their life when a surprise guest reopens old wounds.
FRODO LIVES by Elizabeth Flanagan, directed by Carol Eggers. A mother struggles to bond with her teenage son as he prepares to flush away his pet goldfish. But is Frodo really dead?
LIST by L. "Z" Zephyr, directed by ShawnJ West. Dating. Vetting a potential life partner. Hormones. Ruh roh.
SHAVING BEES by Laylah Muran de Assereto, directed by Carol Eggers. Lorraine is a young scientist researching declining bee populations. When she runs into a lost childhood friend, she feels the need to defend the heroism of what she does.
SHOCK VALUE by Lorraine Midanik, directed by Carol Eggers. Life quickly gets complicated for Ben, who takes his girlfriend to his Grandmothers supposedly empty apartment so they can have some time alone.
WAITING FOR VAN GOGH by Amanda J. Lee, directed by ShawnJ West. Two women, both searching for something they have lost, have a fateful encounter at Van Goghs gravesite.
See our website, http://www.PCSFplayoffs.com, for photos, cast/crew bios, and more!
Exit Stage Left (View)
156 Eddy Street
San Francisco , CA 94102
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