TheatreFest at Saint James Place
Thursday – Saturday May 2 – 4 | SUGGESTED $10 DONATION AT DOOR*
Saint James Place, in partnership with Berkshire Playwrights Lab/Berkshire Voices, GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company, and New Stage Performing Arts, are proud to present three exciting days of new, original works and works-in-progress from local playwrights and emerging companies. Each presentation will feature staged readings, followed by interactive Q&A with the creative teams.
Please note that all of the performances below will take place in Great Hall, and each are staged readings.
*Tickets are FREE but please note that seating is extremely limited. Tickets may be reserved in advance by following the links below, but attendees MUST be present no later than 30 minutes prior to performance time in order to guarantee a seat.
Ghostlit Repertory Theatre Company presents “PTERODACTYLS” by Nicky Silver
Thursday May 2 | 7:00 p.m.
An absurdist black comedy about the demise of the Duncan family, and, by extension, the species. Emma Duncan, a hypochondriac with memory problems, and her orphaned fiancé, Tommy, confront her mother, Grace, with the news of their intended marriage.
Friday May 3 | 7:00 p.m.
New Stage Performing Arts presents “DIAL IT BACK” by Nicki Wilson
A zany farce about a divorcing couple’s rivalry to win control of their failing theatre. Pandemonium ensues when an aspiring actor and a sassy ex-stripper want a piece of the action too!
Nicki Wilson (Playwright, Director)
Gray Simons (Larry Jacobs)
Julie Webster (Candy Kane)
Deann Simmons Halper (Megan McCabe)
Gregory Boover (Henry Clarkson)
Alex Reczkowski (O.S. Fineman, Stage Directions)
Saturday May 4 | 2:00 p.m.
Berkshire Voices (Berkshire Playwrights Lab) presents:
“THE SISTERHOOD” by Anne Undeland
When Candy taps her old friend Cookie to become a middle-aged superhero, a member of “The Sisterhood”, what’s really at stake?
“OUR LADY OF BROAD STREET” by Jane Denitz Smith
Now checking in for an indeterminate stay: The Virgin of Guadalupe. On the eve of an iconic NYC hotel’s grand re-opening, an ambitious young architect discovers what happens when pragmatism collides with blind faith.
“PALE BLUE DOT” by Samantha Cullen
A young woman must turn her home into an Air BNB after a sudden breakup. Meanwhile, she joins a 12-step recovery group to address some of her behavioral patterns.
“LUNCH WITH DAD” by Michael Brady
A trip home threatens painful and unexpected consequences for an aspiring singer and her devoted high school music teacher.
“ASKING FOR A FRIEND” by Michelle Joyner
Looking for connection in all the wrong places.
More to be announced!