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2008 Spring EATfest, at the Roy Arias Theatre


Emerging Artists Theatre presents 2008 Spring Eatfest, 10 Premiere Plays by Emerging Playwrights, at the Roy Arias Theatre from the 15 Apr - 4 May 2008.

Series A:

  • The Food Monologues.
    Written by Kerri Kochanski.
    Directed by Deb Guston
    Synopsis: An experimental play that explores womens' love/hate relationships and obsessions with food. Performed by a cast of 13, this all-female play, features monologues and ensemble-driven scenes that examine body image and shame, eating disorders, weight gain/loss, societal expectations and perceptions about women and beauty.

Series B: A bill of four one-act plays:

  • Islands of Repair.
    Written by Leslie Bramm
    Directed by Melissa Attebery
    Synopsis: A seasoned married couple try to survive being lost at sea in a rubber raft. They battle sharks, the elements, and each other ...but will they survive?
  • Love, Me (Margaret).
    Written by Jennie Contuzzi
    Directed by Kevin Brofsky
    Synopsis: When Margaret's boyfriend breaks up with her, she reaches out to her former English teacher to learn a better way of being loved. Her teacher, serving time for the mercy killing of his wife, hardly thinks himself an expert on the subject, but Margaret disagrees. Spinning a theory based on the reports of Harry's crime, she uses her obsessed co-worker, Louis, as a test subject, and journeys to a darker place than even she imagines.
  • The Letter
    Written by Chuck Rose
    Directed by Rasa Allan Kazlas
    Synopsis: Arnold, a successful but lonely executive, is desperate to confess his feelings to Rebecca, a beautiful but equally lonely co-worker. Too nervous to face her, Arnold is egged on by a sly but well-meaning assistant to reveal his feelings in an e-mail. However, small but critical mistake leads to unforeseen and comedic complications as love and technology prove to be a troubling combination.
  • Onions
    Written by F.J. Hartland
    Directed by Daniel Allan Dinero
    Synopsis: Arnold, a successful but lonely executive, is desperate to confess his feelings to Rebecca, a beautiful but equally lonely co-worker. Too nervous to face her, Arnold is egged on by a sly but well-meaning assistant to reveal his feelings in an e-mail. However, small but critical mistake leads to unforeseen and comedic complications as love and technology prove to be a troubling combination.

Series C: A bill of five one-act plays:

  • Antiques
    Written by Stan Lachow
    Directed by James Jaworski
    Synopsis: Retired antiques dealers, Gus and Mac, spend the day antagonizing each other while sitting on a bench on the boardwalk looking out at the sea. Old hurts surface and change their relationship forever.
  • Break
    Written by J. Stephen Brantley
    Directed by Jonathan Warman
    Synopsis: During the late hours of a summer night on the coast of eastern Long Island, a displaced Englishman and the drug addict, who breaks into his home, confront their differences and discover their secret similarities. Neither is who he seems.
  • Undercurrents
    Written by Marc Castle
    Directed by Roberto Cambeiro
    Synopsis: Melinda, a young woman in a white dress, mysteriously finds herself on a raft with Huckleberry Finn, the start of a surrealistic dream, a dream that Melinda attempts to analyze as she continues her journey following Marilyn Monroe, the Unsinkable Molly Brown, her mother, and a series of lost loves down the River of No Return.
  • Fast Light and Brilliant
    Written by Richard Martin Hirsch
    Directed by Ian Streicher
    Synopsis: Following a chance meeting, two lonely strangers find they have a lot in common, including an intense attraction. But, the path to intimacy is not without obstacles. On a deserted hotel terrace, lit by a field of randy fireflies, the pair contemplates the nature of romance and marriage--and the repercussions of a single kiss.
  • George & Bill are Friends
    Written by Susan West Chamberlin
    Directed by Molly Marinik
    Synopsis: Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton make an unlikely pair as they travel the world raising money and acting as freelance diplomats. What do they talk about when they think no one is listening?

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