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PLAYWRIGHTS' WEEK 2006
SEPTEMBER 13-18

MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS
at www.larktheatre.org
Seating is limited, and reservations are strongly recommended.
The Festival is FREE and open to the general public.

Selected from over 500 scripts by the Literary Wing (a group of volunteer readers) and a final selection panel of experts, the Lark is proud to announce the following 8 plays that will be included in this year's Playwrights' Week Festival!!
(See below for full descriptions.)

THE BRIDEGROOM OF BLOWING ROCK by Catherine Trieschmann

DANCE OF THE HOLY GHOSTS: A PLAY ON MEMORY by Marcus Gardley

HAND, FOOT, ARM, AND FAC by Mat Smart

LAYLA AND MAJNUN by Nastaran Ahmadi

LOVE PERSON by Aditi Brennan Kapil

NEIGHBOURHOOD UPSIDE DOWN by Nina Mitrovic

VAIDEHI by Gautam Raja

WILD MEN OF THE WOODS by Elisabeth Karlin

visit www.larktheatre.org or www.iaac.us, for a detailed schedule and other details.
  

READ ABOUT THE SHOWS!
THE BRIDEGROOM OF BLOWING ROCK
By Catherine Trieschmann
Directed by Victor Maog
At the end of the Civil War in Blowing Rock, North Carolina
, a town of split loyalties, a blind daughter is seduced by a Union Raider through his extraordinary storytelling abilities, much to the dismay of her staunchly Confederate mother.
Friday, September 15 @
8pm
  
DANCE OF THE HOLY GHOSTS: A PLAY ON MEMORY
By Marcus Gardley
Directed by Daniel Beatty
Oscar, 72, isolated from family and friends, spends his days with his memories, reliving the joys and rewriting the mistakes. But when his estranged grandson arrives to take him to the funeral of Oscar's daughter, Oscar must confront the truth of his past.
Friday, September 15 @
4pm
 
HAND, FOOT, ARM, AND FACE
By Mat Smart
Directed by Jeremy Cohen
When a young American woman runs away with her Iraqi fiancé in the months following 9/11, they confront racism, the objections of her well-meaning but needy mother, and a friendly but overly curious neighbor who may or may not be beating his daughter.
Thursday, September 14 @
4pm
  
LAYLA AND MAJNUN
By Nastaran Ahmadi
Directed by Susanna Gellert
Layla, a young Iranian-American living in
Southern California, cares for her speechless father in an empty apartment in the weeks after the 9/11 attacks.  Here, Layla reads de Tocqueville, wears a gas mask, and is visited by Majnun, a character from an Iranian folktale, while she struggles to identify a heritage that she has never truly known.  Can she be an American and an Iranian, or does she have to choose?
Sunday, September 17 @
4pm
  
LOVE PERSON
By Aditi Brennan Kapil
Directed by John Eisner
Through Sanskrit, American Sign Language, and English, two sisters and their partners search for human contact and for love. Is it possible for two languages to fall in love, or for love to survive without communication? And does sex really trump words?
Monday, September 18 @
7pm
  
NEIGHBOURHOOD UPSIDE DOWN
By Nina Mitrovic
Directed by Michael Johnson-Chase
In this series of vignettes, the various inhabitants of a very tall apartment building engage in micro-dramas until one person exits by way of the window, encountering fellow jumpers on the way down who are also searching for redemption.  In this upside down world, are they falling from the
Tower of Babel?
Saturday, September 16 @
8pm
  
VAIDEHI
By Gautam Raja
Directed by Connie Grappo
VAIDEHI begins with a birth and ends with its conception.  A prisoner of societal expectations, Vaidehi struggles to fight the origin of her name (one of exemplary womanly and wifely virtue) to find intimacy and independence amongst the men that surround her. 
Thursday, September 14 @
8pm
  
WILD MEN OF THE WOODS
By Elisabeth Karlin
Directed by Sturgis Warner
In a brutal
New York City winter, a tarnished golden boy who had it all and lost it, finds himself out on the fringe with some unlikely company. WILD MEN OF THE WOODS tells a story of survival, responsibility, great apes, and the eternal longing for warmth.
Saturday, September 16 @
4pm
  

Lark would like to thank...
Playwrights' Week is made possible in part through the National Endowment for the Arts
and Indo-American Arts Council .

Additionally, Lark's programming is generously supported by Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, American Theatre Wing, Axe-Houghton Foundation, The Dorothy Strelsin Foundation, The Dramatists Guild Fund, The John Golden Fund, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, FONCA (Mexico Fund for Arts and Culture), The Greenwall Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Lucille Lortel Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Theatre Communications Group, and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State arts agency.

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