Here is the line up of original plays for the 9th Season of the
OC-Centric New Play Festival!
August 15-17 & 22-24 at 8:00pm
August 18 & 25 at 7:00pm
August 17-18 & 24-25 at 2:00pm
(All one-acts perform consecutively)
Beethoven and Misfortune Cookies
Written by Joni Ravenna
Directed by Allison Bergman
True story: a much-loved university music professor is abruptly fired after a white student complains about his frequent use of profanity and his decision to show a graphic image of a lynching in class. As he tries to figure out “what’s next,” he also looks back at his life in the context of the blues, soul, and classical music he loves.
Written by Ben Susskind
Directed by Roe Moore
Aiden, a shy, quadriplegic college freshman, leaves his parents for the first time in his life to attend an out-of-state school. His roommate, Landon, is tasked with caring for Aiden, feeding him, bathing him, and dressing him. The two open up to each other over the struggles of their home lives and Aiden’s desperate attempts to overcome his disabilities.