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Monday, July 5, 2010

Weekly Preview | July 5 - 11

Samuel J. and K. Opens this week
July 7 – 18
by Mat Smart
Directed by Justin Waldman
Samuel J. surprises his adopted brother, Samuel K., with a trip back to his birth country of Cameroon for college graduation—but Samuel K. has no desire to face a place and a past that abandoned him. Samuel J. and K. challenges the traditional definitions of family and asks if a place we’ve only imagined can become home overnight. Festival Artistic Associate Justin Waldman directs this hard-charging world premiere after a successful reading as part of Fridays@3 last summer.

Justin Long
Owiso Odera

Scenic Design | Adam Stockhausen
Costume Design | Nicole Jescinth Smith
Lighting Design | Marcus Doshi
Sound Design | Bart Fasbender
Production Stage Manager | Michael Rico Cohen
Production Manager | Joel M. Krause
Casting | MelCap Casting

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum continues performances
After opening to rave reviews, Forum continues performances on the Main Stage until July 11.

Free Theatre, Camp Monster Performs this week
July 5 at 7pm and July 6-10 at 11am.

Camp Monster features book and lyrics by Sharyn Rothstein and music by Kris Kukul and will be directed by Kate Pines. It will feature actors from the Festival’s non-equity and apprentice companies. For years, the sons and daughters of the world's most famous monsters (Dracula, The Wicked Witch, Wolfman, and more), have spent their summer at Camp Flonster, the only camp in the world where young monsters can be themselves. But this year, Camp Flonster has a new director, the oppressive and diabolical Roseanne Finicula, who harbors a secret desire to rid the world of all monsters! When the young monsters learn of Roseanne's plot, they must put aside their daily squabbles to work together and beat Roseanne at her own game –and keep the world safe for even the strangest among us. 

First Cabaret of the Summer
July 8 and 9 at 11pm and July 10 at 11:30pm in Goodrich Hall.

Fridays @ 3 July 9th
The Substance of Bliss, this year's Weissberger Winner, by Tony Glazer has its reading as part of the award, directed by Sarah Krohn.

In The Substance of Bliss by Tony Glazer, 2009’s L. Arnold Weissberger Award winner, a couple, Donna and Paul, wait up for their troubled son to come home. What they learn about yard fairies, neighborhood cats, the grouchy lady next door, Mrs. Johnston, their son, each other and ultimately, their relationship will change them forever.
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