Foundry Readings @ Plays and Players

    150 150 Play Penn

      Join PlayPenn @ Plays and Players in the 3rd Floor Skinner Studio for a series of free work in progress readings by current members of The Foundry. Quig’s will be open before, during, and after each reading. No reservations needed.

      My Grandma Said It Was Gonna Rain

      by Stephanie Kyung Sun Walters

      When:
      June 25, 2019
      Time: 7pm

      Where:
      Upstairs at Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA

       

      Emmy’s parents died this summer. Between selling the family farm and painting houses with the town medium, Emmy is juggling her new role as caretaker of her eccentric grandma. Family, duty, and pickling form a new trinity in this exploration of the small town girl.

      Battman and Jesus

      by Teresa Miller

      When:
      July 9, 2019
      Time: 7pm

      Where:
      Upstairs at Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA

       

      Cholley Johnson joined the army to escape the trauma of his preacher father only to be discharged from the Vietnam war and forced to confront his past.

      Stray Cats and Pecan Pie

      by Julie Zaffarano

      When:
      July 23, 2019
      Time: 7pm

      Where:
      Upstairs at Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA

       

      Olivia, a college freshman, is “super excited” to find her birth mother, Darlene, who is significantly less enthralled. When Olivia pushes Darlene for information about her birth father, Darlene reluctantly reveals far more than Olivia expects.  Can these two find their way to acceptance?

      Better to Have Never Been

      by Jenny Ruymann

      When:
      July 30, 2019
      Time: 7pm

      Where:
      Upstairs at Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA

       

      Based on anti-natalist philosopher David Benatar’s book of a nearly identical title, this new work is about the question of whether living brings each of us a far greater pain than we even know, and whether it is even “worth it” to ask such questions. Better to Have Never Been is about the infant babies and old-age babies, and how we gauge the quality of what happens in between.

      Questions? Contact Foundry Leader Quinn D. Eli at: quinndestaleli@gmail.com