Continuing in the rich Pegasus tradition of finding and presenting new local comedy, Fresh Reads presents readings of previously unproduced scripts by North Texas playwrights, featuring some of the Dallas area’s funniest actors. And guess what? You choose the winner, which then goes on to further production in next year’s season!
These are the selected plays for this year:
“Our Space” by Caroline Turner Cole explores the use of social media by bringing to the stage some unlikely characters -- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and others lead the audience through the digital world, exploring daily life through a new and interesting lens. A surreal and yet surprisingly realistic look at how constant “connection” can work in reverse to break down relationships. A demanding and exciting ensemble piece! (Presented May 18 & 24)
“Asylum in Georgia” by John C. Davenport - Pauletta, an anchorwoman at a Texas TV station, comes to the tiny Georgia town of Throckmorton to resolve some issues while she's at a crossroads in her life. She’s on “administrative leave” from her job, she’s gotten through her second divorce, and she has just dropped off her son to start college. But the big questions have to do with a pile of bricks in Throckmorton that will soon be part of a resort. Was that a mental asylum her father built ... and ultimately destroyed? (Presented May 19 & 25)
“The Night We Bombed Lincoln Towing” by Steven Young - You’ve been towed…get as angry as you wish, you will pay the man. In the most horrendous rainstorm in Chicago history, six eccentric individuals are left stranded in a bar after the notorious and corrupt Lincoln Towing hauls away their vehicles. This motley group must first overcome their differences before they take revenge on their common enemy. (Presented May 17 & 26)