A Festival of New Plays
March 12 – March 17, 2019.
5 Plays in 5 Days is a mini-theatre festival in which every night a new world premiere will be presented. These are staged readings of brand new works from established, previously-produced playwrights from all over North America being helmed by some of DFWs most versatile directors. Each play will be presented twice during the festival week and are directed by various theatre directors throughout the Metroplex. All performances will be held at the Studio Theatre, Addison Conference & Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison TX 75001.
Tickets are $14 per show or $35 for an all access pass to all the performance.Tickets for each show are $14, or buy an All Access Pass which lets you attend all the performances for $35. Tickets and the All Access Pass can be purchased at www.MBSProductions.net or call 214-477-4942.
The plays presented are:
KILLING BLACK SUPERMAN
By Michael Oatman, Directed by LeeAnn Ducker
Former gang members struggle with putting their former life behind them and upholding the facade of their current life and success. Consumed by the death of Kisha at the hands of Black Superman, Niko and Treyshawn plan their revenge. In their final confrontation they face their past transgressions and their inability to move on.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 8:00 PM with a talk back after the show.
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 5:00 PM
THIS THING'S TO DO (A Romantic Comedy of Tragic Proportions)
By Martin Coren , Directed by Mike Hathaway
Daniel is an unsuccessful playwright; Valerie is a successful actress performing in Hamlet. After a fight, she storms out. Alone after she leaves, Daniel discovers her script that she accidentally left behind. Leafing through the play, he realizes that his self-doubt and inability to act on his love for Valerie is all too similar to Hamlet’s self-involved failure to take action. His insight prompts Daniel in desperation to cry out for the Prince of Denmark, who – the universe responding – magically appears. This event begins a process of mutual self-discovery, abetted by Valerie’s eventual return and the similarly magical arrival of Ophelia. Suddenly the four find themselves in a love quadrangle. The question then is: who ends up with whom and in which century?
Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 8:00 PM with a talk back after the show.
Sunday, March 17, 2019, 8:00 PM with a talk back after the show.
TAMING THE LION
By Jack Rushen, Directed by Robin Daffinee Coulonge
1930. Hollywood. Louis B. Mayer is at the height of his power at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios, where he makes major life decisions for his stars, including arranged marriages for those who happen to be gay. His number one box office star, William Haines, is not ashamed of his sexuality. Mayer is, and pressures Haines to break up with his lover and live a lie with a sham marriage.
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 8:00 PM with a talk back after the show.
Sunday, March 17, 2019, 2:00 PM
THE BROAD STROKES
By Bretton B. Holmes, Directed by Mike Hathaway
Brice, a man in the middle of a divorce, come back to finish cleaning out the house he shared with his soon to be ex-wife and family. His new girlfriend Reba, a divorcee herself, comes along for reasons even she's not clear about. Full of amazingly snappy dialogue, the couple come to realizations about themselves, each other, and what it is to be in a relationship.
Friday, March 15, 2019, 8:00 PM with a talk back after the show.
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 2:00 PM
CONFESSIONS OF THE SLAVE NAT TURNER
By Mark-Brian Sonna, Directed by Mark-Brian Sonna
Nat Turner was the slave responsible for the first uprising against white slave holders. Based on the court transcripts of the trial the play is a recreation of the Nat Turner’s harrowing story in his fight for freedom.
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 8:00 PM with a talk back after the show.
Sunday, March 17, 2019, 5:00 PM