Alex wrote and revised this play in our Education classes and now it’s getting a free professional public reading at PlayPenn!
March 5, 2018
The Proscenium Theater at The Drake, 302 S. Hicks Street, Philadelphia, PA
THE PEAR-SHAPED MAN FIGHTS CRIME
by Alex Dremann
The artists in the hipster neighborhood of LOLA are losing their post-gentrification turf war to a corporation called The Farm and Magda’s artisan bakery is on the verge of going under. When Magda creates a new spelt muffin that finally draws in new customers, The Farm discovers Betty and Zeke, the last two artists in LOLA who have taken refuge in the bakery. Magda’s pear-shaped nephew Paul, stuck behind the bakery counter most of his life, is just hoping for a little crime to fight— and when The Farm attacks, set on franchising Betty and Zeke then destroying both the bakery and LOLA, he finally gets his chance.
This reading is free and open to the public.
Reservations end at noon the day of the reading. Seats are available at the door.
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Alex studied playwriting at USC and has had 300+ productions of his short plays. Evenings of his collected short plays include: “Slap Happy” (Madlab Theatre), “B-Sides, Rarities and Unreleased Tracks” (Wilmington City Theatre), “Bipolar by Thursday” (Theatre Neo) and “13 Lemonade Ave.” (Secret Room Theatre). Full lengths include: “Split Pea Pod” (The Brick Playhouse), “Postcoital Variations” (Philadelphia Theatre Workshop) and “The :nv:s:ble Play” (PTW, Madlab Theatre & Theatre of NOTE). Published plays include “On the Porch One Crisp Spring Morning” in “The Humana Festival 2009: The Complete Plays”. www.alexdremann.com