25th Annual Plays by Young Writers Festival at Lyceum Theatres
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The last date listed for Plays by Young Writers Festival was Sunday February 28, 2010 / 2:00pm (Re-Drowning Ophelia, In the Stars).
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It's an evening of mischief and merriment as Intrepid Shakespeare Company presents the original battle of the sexes, Much Ado About Nothing. This witty romantic comedy shows how love brings out both the best and worst in us. Fun-loving, confirmed bachelor Benedick returns from a victory at war only to find himself caught up in another battle: a war of wits and words with the acid-tongued, headstrong Beatrice. Though they've each sworn off romance, their "merry war" of clever insults reveals the growing attraction between them. Meanwhile, Benedick's fellow soldier Claudio is head over heels for Hero, the governor's daughter. They will soon be wed ... if the treacherous Don John doesn't ruin everything first. At once passionate, sexy and blindingly funny, Much Ado About Nothing is filled with some of the most brilliant comedic repartee ever written. Learn More
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Featured review from Judy Richardson
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Two readings and two performed plays all written by people under the age of 19. It was amazing to see such abilities for all ages. My favorite was the reading written by an eight and a nine year old. It was clever, funny and extremely enjoyable. One reading and one play were very thought provoking and the final performed play was quite enjoyable.
The work presented in the annual festival of Plays by Young Writers springs from the imaginations of playwrights under age 19, the winners of the California Young Playwrights Contest. Scripts are evaluated in two age groups – winners age 14 or under receive readings, while the others work with Playwrights Project to stage full productions of their scripts. The older playwrights spend months on revision, guided first by writing professionals and later by questions from the artists mounting the plays.
Tues, Feb 23 7:30pm Re-Drowning Ophelia, Talkback with the Playwright (Mature themes/language; For ages 17 and older.)
Fri, Feb 26 7:30pm _What All School Children Learn, Funny Little Thing, The Tale of Jack, The Funny Bone _
Sat, Feb 27 2:00pm* _What All School Children Learn, Funny Little Thing, The Tale of Jack, The Funny Bone _
Sat, Feb 27 7:30pm Re-Drowning Ophelia, In the Stars (Mature themes/language; For ages 17 and older.)
Sun, Feb 28 2:00pm Re-Drowning Ophelia, In the Stars (Mature themes/language; For ages 17 and older.)
Audiences of all ages enjoy weekend and evening performances, while weekday performances are reserved for school groups. Students are inspired by the teenage writers and intrigued by characters grappling with conflicts much like their own.
About the Ticket Supplier: Playwrights ProjectThe Mission of Playwrights Project is to advance literacy, creativity, and communication by empowering individuals to voice their stories through playwriting programs and theatre productions.
Playwrights Project is a nonprofit organization devoted to arts education. Founded in 1985, Playwrights Project reaches up to 15,000 people annually through programs proven to:
* Teach the power of spoken and written language
* Nurture promising young writers
* Develop theatre artists and audiences
* Honor older individuals by dramatizing their life stories
Along with classroom programs, Playwrights Project conducts the annual California Young Playwrights Contest for writers under the age of 19, and professionally produces the winning scripts. Programs also dramatize stories from the lives of seniors, foster youth, and underserved populations and support the development of emerging playwrights.