Join Us for Our First Reading on July 13th!
JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST STAGED READING
by Rich Orloff
“If you could go back in time and observe your parents at the time of your birth, what would you discover?“
JENNIFER’S BIRTH is about a 57-year-old woman from 2010 who goes back to the time of her birth, and who witnesses events – some comedic, some deeply disturbing – that shake up her views about her parents and about herself. She observes her parents as young marrieds struggling with how to be an adult – as defined by 1953 values. The conflict between ideals and reality pushes all of the characters out of their comfort zones and into problems they’re not the least prepared to face. JENNIFER’S BIRTH is “a heart-wrenching comedy” about the challenge of clearly seeing one’s parents… and one’s self.
About the Playwright: Rich Orloff is the author of fifteen award-winning full-length plays (mostly comedies). The New York Times called his comedy BIG BOYS “rip-roaringly funny” and named FUNNY AS A CRUTCH a Critic’s Pick. His documentary-style play CHATTING WITH THE TEA PARTY, based on interviews with leaders of Tea Party groups around the country, has had readings at 15 theaters around the country and premiered in New York City in early 2016. His two-person comic revue ROMANTIC FOOLS has had over 90 productions on four continents and is currently touring in Greece. Rich’s 80 short plays have received over 1200 productions on six continents (and a staged reading in Antarctica). His short comedies have been published seven times in the annual Best American Short Plays anthology series and three times in the annual Best Ten-Minute Plays anthology. www.richorloff.com.
WHEN: Wednesday July 13, 7:30pm
WHERE: Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230
TICKETS: FREE, but reservations are recommended.
Mahaiwe Box Office: 413-528-0100 or go online.
We couldn’t have done it without you!
Because of your generosity, our 9th season is already off to a great start. Our sincerest thanks to all those who came and supported the Lab this past weekend, and for those who couldn’t make it, we hope you’ll join us for one of our upcoming staged readings this summer!