SPRING 2020 VIRTUAL PLAY READING FESTIVAL
Conclude the week with some fun and touching live plays as Foothill College Theatre
Arts celebrates humanity with a breadth of comedies and dramadies presented as energetic
readings broadcast via Zoom every Thursday and Friday nights from May 28-June 12.
Free of charge. Donations Accepted.
Thursday, May 28, 7:30pm – 5 Short Plays from the Marketplace
Canker Sores & Other Distractions by Christopher Durang
DMV Tyrant by Christopher Durang
French Waitress by John Patrick Shanley
No Dogs Allowed by Shel Silverstein
No Skronking by Shel Silverstein
Friday, May 29, 7:30pm – 5 Short Plays of Life, Love and a Few Things In Between
1-900-DESPERATE by Christopher Durang
The Most Lamentable Comedie of Moira & Rosa by Brian Reno & Gabriel Vega Weissman
Peanuts & Cracker Jack by Brian Reno & Gabriel Vega Weissman
Poland by John Patrick Shanley
Thursday, June 4, 7:30pm - Kimberly Akimbo by David Lindsay-Abaire
A hilarious and heartrending play about a teenager with a rare condition causing her
body to age faster than it should. When she and her family flee Secaucus under dubious
circumstances, Kimberly is forced to reevaluate her life while contending with a hypochondriac
mother, a rarely sober father, a scam-artist aunt, her own mortality and, most terrifying
of all, the possibility of first love.
Friday, June 5, 7:30pm – Scissoring by Christina Quintana
When Abigail Bauer takes a job as a teacher at a conservative Catholic school, she
is forced to step back into the closet against the wishes of her long-term girlfriend.
As she struggles to reconcile her professional ambitions, personal relationships,
religious beliefs, and internalized shame, Abigail receives guidance from First Lady
Eleanor Roosevelt and Eleanor’s devoted friend and lover, Lorena Hickok. Through it
all, Abigail must find the courage to be unabashedly herself.
**LGBTQ Heritage Month Event
Thursday, June 11, 7:30pm – Five Women Wearing the Same Dress by Alan Ball
During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant,
identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason
to avoid the proceedings below. They are Frances, a painfully sweet but sheltered
fundamentalist; Mindy, the cheerful, wise-cracking lesbian sister of the groom; Georgeanne,
whose heartbreak over her own failed marriage triggers outrageous behavior; Meredith,
the bride’s younger sister, whose precocious rebelliousness masks a dark secret; and
Trisha, a jaded beauty whose die-hard cynicism about men is called into question when
she meets Tripp, a charming bad-boy usher to whom there is more than meets the eye.
As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common
bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent, and touching celebration of the women’s spirit.
Friday, June 12, 7:30pm – Incorruptible by Michael Hollinger
Welcome to Priseaux, France, c. 1250 A.D.: The river flooded again last week. The
chandler’s shop just burned to the ground. Nobody’s heard of the wheelbarrow yet.
And Saint Foy, the patron of the local monastery, hasn’t worked a miracle in thirteen
years. In other words, the Dark Ages still look pretty dark. All eyes turn to the
Pope, whose promised visit will surely encourage other pilgrims to make the trek and
restore the abbey to its former glory. That is, until a rival church claims to possess
the relics of Saint Foy—and “their” bones are working miracles. All seems lost until
the destitute monks take a lesson from a larcenous one-eyed minstrel, who teaches
them an outrageous new way to pay old debts.
Directed by Tom Gough
April Aguilar, Meaghan Anderson, Daria Andriieska, Denna Basto, Alex Bokovikova, Hannah
Edel, Jason Gaona, Seth Goyal, Chayenne Greenburg, Ian Hardy, Parker Hough, Andre
Leben, Amber Liu, Missy Lyons, Jaime Melendez, Hannah Milon, John Musgrave, Teddy
Pagee, Korwin Rodgers, Emma Rose, Kimberly Scofield, Victoria Sood, Diane Thorne,