Theatre Southwest presents The Festival of Originals

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The Festival of Originals
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The Festival of Originals consists of five 20-minute original plays by five different playwrights, with five different directors and five different casts. It is an eclectic grouping of plays submitted from all over the U.S.

Selections include:

  • Foxgloves by Sandra Hosking - Constance lives at home tending to her invalid mother and a greenhouse full of poisonous flowers. When little sister Wren comes home to visit after starting a career in the city she finds mama isn't doing as well under the care of Constance as the flowers.
  • We Do What We Must by Paulette MacDougal - In 1944 Poland during World War II, Anna, a young Polish woman newly arrived in Krakow, has been working with the underground resistance movement. Alone on Christmas Eve and feeling lonely, she invites Tolek, her only acquaintance in the city, to spend the evening with her. Tolek brings with him a Jewish fugitive named Jacob who has just escaped the Nazis.
  • Dinner Theatre by Alex Goldberg - To add some spark to their marriage, David and Eliza have made an agreement where they can sleep with other people. And while David was the instigator of this agreement, it becomes clear that Eliza is benefiting from it much, much more.
  • Live a Little by Jim Craft - Jerry Sawyer's sudden retirement seems to have drained him of all vitality. In a desperate attempt to shock Jerry out of his funk, his wife Maggie arranges a special birthday surprise - a hooker named Sharon.
  • The Waiting Room by Steven Doloff - Morris Rothman has been in the hospital waiting room for quite some time now. Just waiting, and talking to any stranger that might come to wait or just pop in for coffee. His wife went into surgery earlier in the morning. And he's just been waiting it out.

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8944 Clarkcrest St.
Houston, TX 77063


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