MFA PlayFest 2018

MFA PlayFest 2018

May 3-6, 2018

Department of Theater presents 


May 3 - 6, 2018
Temple Performing Arts Center

Staged reading of new plays by our MFA playwrights: John Yearley, Mark Costello, Anne Marie Cammarato and Griffin Horn. 

Free and open to the public.


HARBOR by John Yearley
Thursday, May 03, 2018 // 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

HARBOR by John Yearley directed by Lindsay Goss Jane returns home to find that her once formidable mother, Olympia, has taken to her bed for mysterious reasons. Olympia is being cared for by strange neighbors with right-wing politics and a bizarre personal history. Does Jane need to save her mother? Or does she have something to learn from the neighbors who stepped in to help her?

**Note this performance is in Randall Theater**


Friday, May 04, 2018 // 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

THE BEHAVIOR OF OTHER ANIMALS by Mark Costello directed by Noah Herman It’s 1985 in Corinth, Mississippi, and the first annual Slugburger Festival approaches. Along with it, a festival dance, but Lyra’s not in a dancin’ mood. Her and her father Mack are in the throes of private grief after the passing of Lyra’s mother, but the Corinth community keeps calling them back into the fold. The Behavior of Other Animals is about the methods of self-exile and, ultimately, how to come home again.​ ​

HAZEL by Anne Marie Cammarato

Sunday, May 06, 2018 // 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

HAZEL by Anne Marie Cammarto, directed by Noah Herman In HAZEL, a family in the near future grapples with the limitations of a remote existence, tackling day-to-day issues at the edge of the world. While reality shifts in multiple ways, two daughters struggle with the gripping effects of dementia, climate change and the lasting decisions of others. This play questions how we will cope with the rising tide of denial as our lives slip away and out of our control.

THE TRADE by Griffin Horn
Sunday, May 06, 2018 // 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

THE TRADE by Griffin Horn, directed by Amy Blumberg Wilcox has committed a cardinal sin in the gay community: getting older. Separated from his husband and becoming more and more invisible every night he goes out, he falls back on an old vice and begins pursuing a straight man who won't reciprocate his feelings. When his husband gets jealous, he decides to see if he can convince his new friend to 'trade teams.'


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