The Brown/Trinity Playwrights Repertory Theatre has set the bar very high over the past few years, under the able direction of Lowry Marshall, who points with pride to the students and faculty that make up their exciting summer program.
Ask her about the plays given their first production at Brown and how they have become the most-produced plays in America, and she will be glad to tell you. You can also read about them in the Leeds Theatre lobby.
This summer’s first play, “She’s Not There,” written by Alix Sobler, is a modern comedy, written with passion, humor and incredible insight into the male and female psyche. We saw it with a house full of young theatre students who could relate to the problems facing a thirtysomething couple when a pert, adventurous, “too positive” twentysomething comes into their lives and relationship.
Playwright Sobler has more experience, talent and insight in her young years than most older writers, giving you a play that is both funny and challenging. You can catch it at Brown’s Leeds Theatre on Waterman St. in the middle of the Brown campus on Friday, July 29 at 8 p.m.
“The Killing of Michael X, a New Film by Celia Wallace,” by Cory Hinkle, is another modern comedy, a bit darker than most that leaves you with more questions than answers but will certainly hold your interest. It will be performed on Thursday, July 28 at 8 p.m.
The third play, which we are seeing this evening, is “My New Best Friend” by Melissa Kievman, also about young moderns in New York City.
All three plays will be performed in repertory on Saturday, July 30: “She’s Not There” at 1 p.m., “The Killing of Michael X” at 4 p.m. and “My New Best Friend” at 8 p.m.
Call 863-2838 for reservations. Price is “cheaper than a movie.”