Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep celebrating 10th year


Founded in 2005 by Lowry Marshall, the Brown Playwrights Rep is celebrating its 10th anniversary under the capable hands of artistic director Kenneth Prestininzi.

We’ve attended the 30 new plays by up-and-coming playwrights and performed by a combination of young artists-in-training and veteran actors, bringing us new, cutting edge plays, many that find their permanent places in theatres across the country.

The summer season opened last week with Kathryn Walat’s thought-provoking drama, “See Bat Fly,” and continues Wednesday, July 16-19 at 8 p.m. at Leeds Theatre on Waterman St. in the Brown campus, with “Indian Summer,” written by Gregory S. Moss and directed by Prestininzi.

Meg Miroshnik’s “The Droll” will close out the series July 23-26. It is about an 18-year period when the theatre was actually banned in 17th century puritan England.

The three plays will be repeated in sequence on July 31, Aug. 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. All three plays will be presented in repertoire on Saturday, Aug. 2, beginning with “See Bat Fly” at 1 p.m., “Indian Summer” at 4 p.m. and “The Droll” at 8 p.m.

Tickets are only $12, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. Call the box office at 863-2838 for reservations for the best summer theatre bargain in Rhode Island.


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