Three New Plays Debut This June at Provincetown Playhouse
“New Plays for Young Audiences,” a series of family-friendly productions sponsored by the Program in Educational Theatre at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, will begin its 10th season this June with three new plays. Performances take place at the Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal Street, Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. An open forum discussion with the playwright and creative team follows each Sunday performance. [Subway: A, C, D, E, F (West 4th St.)]
The Milk Dragon by Suzan Seder, directed by Jim Hancock, will be performed on June 9 and 10. The play is a colorful, adventurous political fantasy that follows the journey of two young people from a village where everything is perfect to a forest where everything is not and concludes in a visionary and imaginary place where everything is possible.
A Tale of Two Cities by Dwayne Hartford, directed by David Saar, will be performed on June 16 and 17. The play is an adaptation of Charles Dickens’s novel and follows the perilous intrigues of the French Revolution. It is the exciting story of a man who gives up his life so another might live.
1491 by Carl Miller, directed by Tony Graham, will be performed on June 23 and 24. It re-creates life in Granada during a golden age where rumors buzz, promises are made, dangers exist, and betrayals are exacted. Told by kings, soldiers, beggars, musicians, and dancers, 1491 is an epic for youth which will open the imagination to different lost worlds and new futures.
“New Plays for Young Audiences” has developed 24 new plays, many of which have been published and performed around the country, including at the Children’s Theatres of Nashville, Dallas, and Seattle, as well as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Public readings are performed each weekend with an open forum discussion following each Sunday performance. This program honors the traditions and history of the Provincetown Playhouse where the early plays of Eugene O’Neill, Susan Glaspell, and Edna St. Vincent Millay were first presented.
Tickets are $5 for adults and FREE for children, high school students, or with a valid NYU ID. For reservations, please call 212.998.5867. Reporters interested in attending should call Branden Huldeen at 917.640.1347 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.