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Roots: A New Play Festival

March 10 @ 2:00 pm


This year’s new play festival centers around the theme of RootsThis idea has been expressed in numerous ways from the roots of evil to familial roots to the foundations of community theatre itself.  With eleven different plays from eleven different local Eastern Iowa writers, Roots: A New Play Festival is sure to be grounded in great midwestern theatre and stem plenty of theatrical ingenuity.  A breakdown of plays is listed below:

All Evil Inc by Kelli Massey 

The dashing and daring Captain Man is in a dastardly duel with the Root of All Evil, but all is not what it seems. 

Home by Eva Giacomo

Past becomes present as an event draws two ex’s together. 

Ping Pong by Barbara Lau

Gender and race come to the forefront when an adopted daughter learns about her heritage. 

Some Surprise by Amy White

A birthday doesn’t go quite as planned against the backdrop of the 1920s … with Puppets 

Not Doing Christmas by Kristin Schneider 

Sisters discuss plans for Christmas, but the talk quickly veers into the news of the day. 

Loving Addison and Dealing with Teenage Angst in 1946: The Musical by Tristan Maynard

The show must go on even when a disgruntled actor steps in. 

Weeding by Brian Tanner

Life Lessons in Gardening. 

Mock Trial/Real Error by Elijah Jones

A father & son confront the past.

This is a Bad Idea by Grant Freeman

A wacky and weird community theatre selects their final show for their upcoming season.  

Untitled Interview by Tony Craine 

An elderly woman learns of her family’s history. 

Memory by Chris Okishi 

Memory is a fickle beast, especially when you’re losing it.


March 10
2:00 pm
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