Mainstage Program C
September 19 - 28

Thursday, September 19 at 8pm
Saturday, September 21 at 4pm
Sunday, September 22 at 2pm
Friday, September 27 at 8pm
Saturday, September 28 at 8pm

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The Island
by Joe Breen

produced by CCAC South Campus Theatre

Two teens, buckling under the weight of social expectations, find themselves unlikely confidantes when they run away from their respective summer camps.

Joe Breen is a New York-based playwright whose work has been seen at Cherry Lane Theatre, The Bechdel Project, Theatre in Asylum, and The Boston Center For The Arts. His play, THE HANDS THAT HOLD US, was a 2016 finalist for The Princess Grace Awards Playwriting Fellowship, and winner of the Next Act New Play Summit at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, NY. His most recent work, ALL MY LOVE, KATE, was featured in Primary Stages' ESPA Drills Off-Broadway reading series, and premiered at New York's The Wild Project, as part of the 16th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival (where it went on to win four awards, including "Outstanding Production"). His short plays include: THE PUMPKIN PATCH (The Secret Theatre's Short Play Festival finalist), and OR FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE (Fantastic Z Theatre in Seattle). He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, and resides in Manhattan with his partner, and their two geriatric Brussels Griffons.

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by Garry Kluger

produced by The Duquesne University Red Masquers

Baily Rogers is young, smart, and in jail for killing her boyfriend. Lydia Fulton has been hired to get her off. The the case appears to be cut and dry, however, nothing is ever really as it seems.

Garry Kluger is a playwright and the Chairman of the Board for Theatre West. Garry's play, A Thorn In The Family Paw, premiered at Theatre West in 2016 and won 9 awards on 18 nominations including Best New Play from the Stage Scene L.A. Awards, and Best Writer - Original Play - from the Valley Theatre Awards. He has won the DFAP International One Act Festival for The Other Half, won the Gold Award for Office Hours and the Silver Award for In A Yellow Wood from the World Series Of Screenwriting, Play Competition, won Highly Recommended from the Segora Playwrights Festival in France for Prodigal Returns, twice a finalist from the Sterts Theatre in London for his one acts, The Other Half and Brotherhood, and recently won 2nd place for the LTA One Act Festival for Not Relative.

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Oedipus, but Better
by Brian Scanlan

produced by The Heritage Players

Five young actors, without budget or time, try to put on the best possible 45 minute production of Oedipus Rex that anyone has ever seen.

Brian Scanlan is an award-winning playwright, director, and producer. As a playwright, his works include The Bull of Queens (Best Play, Players Theatre Short Play Festival, and performed finalist, Bonita Springs International Short Play Festival), The Insemination Game (Best Play, Manhattan Repertory Theatre), Oedipus but Better, and Partition. Bull of Queens is published in ‘Stage It! 2’, available on Amazon. Brian also co-founded The Modern Shakespeare Project, a New York-based company made up of educators and creatives that produces free and affordable classical theatre throughout the city. In three seasons, Brian has adapted, directed, and performed in Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar, and Henry VI, which he adapted from Shakespeare’s trilogy; he also adapted Twelfth Night for MSP. Love to Jenna.