The four plays cover a broad range of subject matter. “Postage” by Portia Turner, (Wauwatosa, WI), is the story of three young professionals working in the mailroom of a publishing house, each with aspirations of moving upstairs.
In “Not Any More” by Paul Tinsley (Glenview, IL), Alan’s wife, Amy, has died and Alan can’t help replaying several scenes from their married life together.
“When Cows Attack” by Andy Davis (La Crosse, WI), a bovine tragedy with romantic overtones, relates what unfolds when a neighbor’s bull is inexplicably eaten by the rogue cow it was meant to inseminate.
In “Roxanne” by Deanna Strasse (North Prarie, WI), a ventriloquist pleads with her dummy who refuses to go on stage with her.
Several of the playwrights will be in attendance at the reading and following the judging of the plays the audience will be invited to engage with the playwrights in discussing what they have experienced. Because of the adult nature of some material, it is recommended that only high school age and older audience members attend these readings. It promises to be an interesting and enlightening evening at Festival Theatre and all are invited to attend. There will be a ten dollar admission charge and reservations are recommended.