The Coming Out Play Festival 2018

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We all come out, in way or another. Eights plays explore the coming out experience.
October 19 and 20

“…it nicely underlines a universality in the process of all kinds of self-disclosure.”
Andrea Torrence, St. Louis Theatre Snob,
http://stlouistheatresnob.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-coming-out-play-festival-q.html

WEIRD
by Nicholas Vasilios Pappas
directed by Sarah Lynne Holt

Characters:
Becca – Amanda Brasher
Eric – Luke Steffen
Gal – Elizabeth Rajchart
Guy – Marshall Jennings

Synopsis:
See how that friendship changes over twenty-three years. It’s WEIRD?

TWO SUGARS
by Lisa Meyers
directed by Shualee Cook

Characters:
Max – Elon Ptah
Rose – Eleanor Humphrey

Synopsis:
Two friends, Rose and Max, meet for coffee after long years of silence between them. Though both have changed, they feel drawn to each other over coffee and conversation.

SOMETHING OLD
by Elizabeth Breed Penny
directed by Carl Overly, Jr.

Characters:
Molly – Amanda Brasher
Jade – Rachel Hanks
Leanna – Helen Pancella

Synopsis:
Molly doesn’t think that her mother, Leanna, will understand the reason that she called off her wedding, but when the truth comes out, both women learn that history repeats itself.

WHERE THE FIREWORKS COME FROM
by Michael Pisaturo
directed by Taylor Gruenloh

Characters:
Tony – Maxwell Gass
Gabe – David Zimmerman

Synopsis:
With college just around the corner, Tony and Gabe watch their neighborhood Fourth of July fireworks one last time before parting ways, but a recent incident threatens to change their friendship forever.

COW
by Scott Mullen
directed by Sarah Lynne Holt

Characters:
Quinn – Eleanor Humphrey
Wendy – Isabel Garcia

Synopsis:
Two teenage girls meet on a park bench and discover they have a number of things in common, including superpowers.

GRINDRD
by J. Joseph Cox
directed by Taylor Gruenloh

Characters:
Steve Carew – Maxwell Gass
Kari – Stasia Kroeger
Mr. Carew – Donald Miller

Synopsis:
Two teenagers, bent on being treated as grown-ups, get a surprise that makes them second-guess adulthood.

BABY BLACK JESUS: PLAY FOUR
by Vincent Terrell Durham
directed by Carl Overly, Jr.

Characters:
Darryl – William Humphrey
Richard – Marshall Jennings

Synopsis:
Two months prior, Richard’s attempt to come out during his mother’s annual Christmas Eve dinner party and no longer present Darryl as his best friend goes horribly wrong. Richard is faced with losing his family or losing Darryl.

SLOW DATING
by Adam Szudrich
directed by Shualee Cook

Characters:
Ester – Dorothy LaBounty

Synopsis:
An elderly woman spends the night with a charming stranger and wrestles with the heartbreaking decision she must make about her husband.

TICKET INFO

THE COMING OUT PLAY FESTIVAL runs Friday, October 19, 2018, at 7:00 PM and Saturday, October 20, 2018, at 4:30 PM and 8:00 PM, The Monocle, 4510 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110. Directions below. Tickets are available through Eventbrite. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Visit the Coming Out Eventbrite page to purchase tickets.

DIRECTIONS

Coming from the West
Take I-64/40 East, and take exit 36B for S Boyle Ave. Turn left onto S Boyle Ave and then right on to Manchester Ave. The Monocle is on the left on the corner of S Taylor Ave and Manchester Ave, just pass Urban Chestnut.

Coming from the East
Take I-64/40 West into St. Louis, and take exit 36A for Kingshighway Blvd. Turn right onto Kingshighway Blvd and then left onto Manchester Ave. The Monocle is on the right on the corner of S Taylor Ave and Manchester Ave, just before Urban Chestnut.