Friday, February 14, 2020
Four ten-minute plays!
ON YOUR KNEES by Tom Steward
STRANGER IN THE THIRD REICH by Tom Steward
THE WOMAN AND THE REFRIGERATOR"by Heather McGehee (her first reading with the group)
Title TBA Jeanne Becijos with a Valentine's Day theme
ON YOUR KNEES
On the eve of President Richard Nixon’s resignation from the office of President of the United States, the departing Commander-in-Chief asks his Secretary-of-State Dr. Henry Kissinger to have a drink with him. A drink leads to a prayer, a prayer to a confession. But is Henry a witness or accomplice?
STRANGER IN THE THIRD REICH
1931 Berlin. The film director Fritz Lang cuts through an alley to make a train. Lifelong fan Joe waits there in the hopes of getting an autograph. He insists Fritz stay until Joe’s friend Adolf – a fellow film enthusiast – arrives. The two men have a proposition for their cinematic idol.
THE WOMAN AND THE REFRIGERATOR
A woman determined to lose weight for an upcoming Caribbean vacation struggles to stay on her diet.
Tom Steward is the author of the solo show ONE MAN BOND (San Diego International Fringe Festival 2018, Onstage Playhouse, La Jolla Theatre Ensemble) and the one-act play DEAD PLAY (Lamplighters Theatre). He is the co-author of the science-fiction comedy SPACE FORCE! (San Diego International Fringe Festival 2019). Other produced plays include THE FUTURE OF COFFEE HOUSES (Navigators Theater, New Play Café), NO PHONES (Theatre Arts West) and THE ONLY REAL DINER IN TOWN (New Play Café). As an actor Tom has performed across the United Kingdom (Edinburgh International Fringe Festival 2003/2004, Warwick Arts Centre) and San Diego County (New Village Arts, The Old Globe). He is the founder and Artistic Director of Lonesome Whistle Productions, a theatre company dedicated to developing innovative solo theatre, auteurs and new writing for the stage. He runs the Chula Vista-based local film event VistaVision and the blog Watching TV with Americans.
Heather McGeHee’s play The Waves Within was produced at the Bing Theatre at the University of Southern California, and her plays That’s Incredible! and LifeSavers were produced at Northern Arizona University. Her poetry has been published in Black Warrior Review, The Southern California Anthology, and Eclipse. She is a graduate of the Professional Writing Program at the USC where she won an Academy of American Poets Prize and an AWP Intro Award.
Jeanne Becijos’ one-acts have been produced in San Diego, NYC, New York State, and Indiana. Her musical was performed in Chula Vista, CA. A play and several one-acts have been finalists in San Diego and national festivals and contests, including Actors Alliance Festivals, Scripteasers Competition, New Perspective Festival, New York Strawberry Festivals, Khaos Company Theatre new play festival, and three pieces in San Diego Fringe Festivals. A book of her student plays has been published.