Recommended by Rachel Luann Strayer

  • Direct Quoth
    17 Feb. 2021
    What a fun romp for any lover of Edgar Allan Poe! A delightful twist on the classic tale of an enigmatic raven and our favorite spooky author.
  • Batman Vs. The Joker at the Laundromat
    17 Feb. 2021
    Wonderful, ridiculous, hilarious, & most importantly - FUN. Prepare for a highly enjoyable, possibly-but-probably-not-illegal good time!
  • Fallen to the Communists
    17 Feb. 2021
    I love this heartfelt, endearing interaction between father and daughter. More than once this play made me smile, always with an edge of relatable sadness for future conversations lost. Really, a lovely piece.
  • No, Go Ahead: A One-Minute Zoom Play
    17 Feb. 2021
    Quick, hilarious, & totally relatable, NO, GO AHEAD would be a fantastic piece to include in an evening of Zoom plays. Honestly, I hope there's a sequel!
  • 4 Horses of the Apocalypse
    16 Feb. 2021
    A play by Matthew Weaver always makes me smile and this one is no exception. From the opening line (cough) to the bitter(sweet) end, spending time with the four horses of the apocalypse has never been so delightful.
  • GROUP S.O.S. (female version)
    11 Feb. 2021
    I had the privilege of being involved in a staged reading of the female version of GROUP S.O.S. and it is a powerful script that wrestles with challenging questions. In our eagerness to help people move on from abuse, do we push so hard that we destroy their chances of recovery? GROUP S.O.S. is a relevant and timely drama because it addresses not only the aftermath of sexual abuse, but the way our handling of abuse survivors can have a permanent impact.
  • Heroes of the Fourth Turning
    6 Feb. 2021
    This play will stay with me for a long, long time. Arbery lifts the veil and invites us in among people with such strong, heartfelt beliefs, who possess the desire for creation and preservation of what is good, but who simultaneously contribute to destruction. There are lyrical, symbolic moments throughout the piece that hearken to what is "missing" - grace, perhaps, or forgiveness. The play neither condemns nor excuses. Instead, Arbery fills his work with real, complicated people. People who are trying to be "good" while all the while being tragically flawed - just as we all are.
  • Women, Am I Right?
    6 Feb. 2021
    Hageman hits the nail on the head with this funny, clever short.
  • The Man Who Shot Hitler
    6 Feb. 2021
    THE MAN WHO SHOT HITLER is a sharp-witted two-hander with (un)surprising contemporary relevance. The open ending leaves room for directors to play, which is always welcome. This play is a great example of McKnight's signature style - dark, farcical, and fantastic.
  • The Librarian
    6 Feb. 2021
    Theocracy comes to the library! A quick, punchy satire that hits home when you love books as much as I do.

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