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The Plays

Here is the line up of original plays for the 9th Season of the

OC-Centric New Play Festival!


Evening Performances

August 15-17 & 22-24 at 8:00pm
August 18 & 25 at 7:00pm

Matinee Performances

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.

Still Moving

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.

Thump In The Night

Written by Lydia Oxenham
Directed by Katie Chidester

Is investigating whether your elderly upstairs neighbor died in the middle of the night the best way to meet the rest of your neighbors? In this dark comedy, it is.

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