Mainstage Program B
September 6 - 15

Friday, September 6 at 8pm
Saturday, September 7 at 8pm

Thursday, September 12 at 8pm
Saturday, September 14 at 4pm
Sunday, September 15 at 2pm

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Like Mom Used to Say...
by F.J. Hartland

produced by Thoreau, NM - A Production Company

Better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie.

F. J. Hartland is a published playwright, experienced stage director and professional actor. He has made a record-setting sixteen appearances in the Pittsburgh New Works Festival.

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All Over But The Shooting
by Phil Keeling

produced by Split Stage Productions

A disgraced pop star is approached by an aging idol who has a proposition to reclaim their time in the spotlight. The only problem is, one of them will have to die.

Phil Keeling's plays have been produced at the 13th Street Repertory Theater, STAGEStheatre, Theatre by the Grove, and the Armstrong Masquers. His favorite beetle is the bombardier beetle, which can fire a noxious fluid at predators. His favorite Beatle is George Harrison, who cannot.

Statin Eye-Land

Statin Eye-Land Fairy
by Richard Manley

produced by Little Lake Theatre

A harried businessman barely makes it to the Staten Island Ferry on time, and may not make it home, because he’s forced to interact with one AI platform that is slightly more advanced than it is intelligent, and another that is more territorial than intuitive.

Richard Manley started a second career twelve years ago writing stage plays after two decades of success as a commercial writer. Pulling from many years' worth of personal journals, he rediscovered his passion for the sound of the language and its potential to provoke. When he returned to the States from a sabbatical in France thirteen years ago, Richard sold his business and structured a lifestyle that would allow him to write stage plays full time.

Richard has completed nine full-length plays and four one-acts, which have been produced in New York and a dozen other cities. His plays have won or been a finalist in over 40 national and international (UK, CAN) writing competitions, including the Ashland New Plays Festival, the STAGE Award (best new play about science and technology), the John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award (New England Theatre Conference), the Pillars Prize, the Getchell Award (Southeastern Theatre Conference), AACT (American Association of Community Theatre) and the Woodward/Newman Award (finalist three times).