Script Smash 2010

December 2 - 4, 2010
Tarragon Theatre, Near Studio
8 pm

Theatre Smash presented readings of three acclaimed plays from around the world. The reading on December 4th was followed by the launch party for Theatre Smash's 2011 season.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

by José Rivera

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, but if sleeping with your soldier husband brings to mind cats lying down with coyotes, you know something's wrong in the marriage. A sizzling and surreal story about love, lust, and the scars of war from the Puerto Rican-born writer of THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES.

Featuring Juan Chioran, Kristian Bruun, Natasha Greenblatt, Haley McGee, Shaun McComb and Aaron Stern
Directed by Sarah Baumann
Stage Managed by Kinnon Elliott

Friday, December 3, 2010

MARY by Thomas Bradshaw

A scoop on Chicago's Goodman Theatre, where this outrageous and explosive comic absurdist play had its world premiere in 2011. College student David invites his boyfriend home to his parents' house in Virginia where nothing has changed since the 1800s — including the slave quarters.

Featuring Damien Atkins, Salvatore Antonio, Tyrone Benskin, Ordena Thompson, Michael Hanrahan and Nola Augustson
Directed by Steven McCarthy
Stage Managed by Kinnon Elliott

Saturday, December 4, 2010

THE UGLY ONE by Marius von Mayenburg

We invited our audiences to see an award-winning play by one of Germany's hottest young playwrights. However, we kept the title and playwright a secret until the audience arrived at the theatre, at which point we announced our planned production of the piece.

As time would soon tell, the script we were referring to was Marius von Mayenburg's THE UGLY ONE, a piece which we brought to full production in the fall of 2011.

Featuring David Jansen, Hardee T. Lineham, Patrick Costello
and Naomi Wright
Directed by Ashlie Corcoran
Stage Managed by Joanna Barrotta