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The Page2Stage FREE staged reading series was developed to provide a way for the theatre to present scripts from respected authors that may not always receive the attention they fully deserve. The genres range from classic comedy to thought-provoking drama and all will make for a sophisticated evening of great theatre.

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The Gin Game

by D.L. Coburn

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 8:00 PM, Wine & Cheese Reception at 7:30 PM

Weller Martin is playing solitaire on the porch of a seedy nursing home. Enter Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self-righteous lady. They discover they both dislike the home and enjoy gin rummy, so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives. Fonsia wins every time, and their secrets become weapons used against one another. Weller longs for a victory to counter a lifetime of defeats, but it doesn't happen. He leaves the stage a broken man, and Fonsia realizes her self-righteous rigidity has led to an embittered, lonely, old age.

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Come back, come back, wherever you are

by Arthur Laurents

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 8:00 PM, Wine & Cheese Reception at 7:30 PM

Recently widowed Sara must comes to terms with her husband's death but is haunted by visions of him. Her fixation on his posthumous messages dampens her historically lukewarm relationship with Marion, her therapist mother-in-law, who is disturbingly pragmatic about the passing of her son. Sara's grief is also altered by Michelle, her under-appreciated sister-in-law, who is struggling both with her sexual identity and her relationship to her deceased brother. All is complicated by Dougal, a picture framer who is struck by the earnest Sara.

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The Men of Tortuga

by Jason Wells

Thursday, July 26, 2018, 8:00 PM, Wine & Cheese Reception at 7:30 PM

Four men conspire to defeat a despised opponent by firing a missile into a crowded conference room on the day of an important meeting. Maxwell, a hero of the old guard, volunteers to sacrifice himself for the plan. Then Maxwell meets Fletcher, an idealist with a "Compromise Proposal" designed to resolve all conflicts. Maxwell regards the Compromise as hopeless, but he develops a liking for Fletcher - a distressing fact when Maxwell learns that, if the conspiracy proceeds, young Fletcher will be among the dead.

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Wait Until Dark

by Sam Bobrick

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 8:00 PM, Wine & Cheese Reception at 7:30 PM

A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts, Mike and Carlino, are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll, which they are much interested in, to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. Sam had apparently been persuaded by a strange woman to transport the doll across the Canadian border, not knowing that sewn inside were several grams of heroin. When the woman is murdered the situation becomes more urgent. The con man and his ex-convicts, through a cleverly constructed deception, convince Susy that the police have implicated Sam in the woman's murder, and the doll, which she believes is the key to his innocence, is evidence. She refuses to reveal its location, and with the help of a young neighbor, figures out she is the victim of a bizarre charade. But when Roat kills his associates, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues between the two. Susy knows the only way to play fair is by her rules, so when darkness falls she turns off all the lights leaving both of them to maneuver in the dark until the game ends.

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Better Late

by Larry Gelbart

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 8:00 PM, Wine & Cheese Reception at 7:30 PM

As Better Late opens, composer Lee Baer is forced by his wife, Nora, to take in her ex-husband, Julian, after a recent stroke. Tension builds between the two as Julian makes it more and more difficult for Lee to get any songs written. All the while family and relationship dynamics are tested when Julian and Nora's son, Billy, revelas that he is going through a divorce of his own. How long will Julian stay and how long will it take until Lee cracks? This biting December-December-December romance is a not-to-be-missed romantic comedy.

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