Recommended by Jan Probst

  • Cancer Is A Pain In My Ass
    27 Jun. 2023
    A hysterically funny, heartbreaking story, Pfizenmayer's brilliant use of humor in the face of tragedy allows us to dive deeply into this family-centered play. Where does one find calm amidst the chaos of a life-threatening diagnosis? What happens to your family when you realize you're standing on opposite sides of a very high fence? A beautifully written piece of dramatic art that reminds us of the vulnerability of being human.
  • A Tree Grows in Longmont
    27 Jun. 2023
    An engaging two-hander, A Tree Grows in Longmont is an intelligent, heart-centered exploration of the questions that remain when the person dearest to us is gone. Not just a memory play, but more of a dialogue with memory, we are invited to witness the tenderness of this the connection and get just a glimpse of the depth of loss. With humor never far away, Williams melds life and art into a masterful play.
  • Death Bites
    21 Feb. 2023
    Death Bites is a smart, savvy take on that edge between life and death. Metz tackles a challenging subject with comedic ease and delivers a play that will make you laugh out loud with such preposterous deathbed choices. What would you choose?
  • Sitting and Talking: a Play for Zoom
    19 Feb. 2023
    A beautifully haunting play about love, loss and the everyday risk of being human. Insightful portrayal of two older adults caught in circumstances they cannot control. Perfect zoom play. And I do mean perfect.
  • Aunt Nellie's Two Cents Worth
    4 Feb. 2023
    With "Aunt Nellie's Two Cents Worth," Baker has captured the very essence of a particular fear - and the prejudice it engenders - that embedded itself in rural Indiana. Aunt Nellie's life story give her a different perspective, which she does not hesitate to share. A delightful play, sprinkled with Hoosier wisdom and laced with universal truths.
  • The Way Station
    29 Aug. 2022
    What crosses your mind when time suddenly stops and you are stranded? What lengths would you go to in order to escape? Who really is in charge anyway? The slow reveal of information is delicious, and the ending well-earned, as three very different characters face off in this intriguing little play.
  • From the Top
    29 Aug. 2022
    This astute little gem of a play was an absolute delight to read. Numerous comedic moments fold right into tender ones that somehow still manage to survive in this very funny, exquisitely well-crafted play. The shift in perspective from act to act was both simple and complex and would be a joy for any director to stage, any actor to embrace. Highly recommend!
    29 Aug. 2022
    A tender, engaging play about love and family: the mistakes we make, the fear that holds us back, the surprising ways we find to move forward. Beautiful dialogue and five quirky characters fill the page and the stage.
  • All Together Now
    29 Aug. 2022
    This wise and wonderful play is a story about family. How we create it, sustain it, allow it to grow and change (or not). Using his trademark masterful dialogue, Williams reveals just enough of the story of one teenager's surprise entry into the well-honed life of his father - and the complications that entails - to leave you wanting more. And there is more! Enjoy immersing yourself in the world of All Together Now, one of four plays about family.
  • Grand Dragon in Power
    17 Aug. 2022
    An absolutely chilling tale deftly told via characters who ring true to the era. Knowing this story is based on true events sadly underscores its relevance to the socio-political climate of today. Baker is a master at dialogue that sets each character apart and yet brings them together in a sense of time and place. I felt the fear and the power of each moment just reading the play. Imagine what could happen when this excellent work is fully staged.