Best of PlayGround 17: Bay Area's Top Writers and Short Plays of 2012-13
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A modern-day fairy-tale mix-up, Sleeping Cutie concerns a crooked businessman who tries to find a love match for his only daughter while he waits a court's decision. While Lucy spends her days sleeping and nights in clubs pursuing her dream of becoming a rock drummer, her father attempts to get his affairs in order before getting locked up for his shady dealings. If he won't be around to take care of her, then he'd better find a man who will. Written by Diane Sampson with music from Doug Katsaros, this humorous take on Sleeping Beauty features a cast of quality Bay Area actors, including Jesse Caldwell as the father and Marissa Joy Ganz as Lucy. Learn More
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- The Monday Night PlayGround series is a hit with <a>Goldstar's members</a>, as were the Best of PlayGround Festivals for 2011, 2010, 2009,<a target="_blank" href="https://www.goldstar.com/events/san-francisco-ca/12th-annual-best-of-playground-festival.html"> 2008</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.goldstar.com/events/san-francisco-ca/best-of-playground-festival.html">2007</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.goldstar.com/events/san-francisco-ca/the-best-of-playground-festival.html">2006</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.goldstar.com/events/san-francisco-ca/best-of-playground.html">2005</a>, and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.goldstar.com/events/san-francisco-ca/the-best-of-playground-festival-2004.html">2004</a>.
- "It's not just the playwrights who get a rush from the breakneck speed of PlayGround." --<em>San Francisco Chronicle</em>
- "You never know, maybe you can say you saw them when." --<em>SF Gate</em>
The six plays that will be presented at this year’s festival are:
Symmetrical Smack-Down by William Bivins, directed by Jim Kleinmann
Value Over Replacement by Ruben Grijalva, directed by Katja Rivera
The Spherical Loneliness of Beverly Onion by Katie May, directed by Rebecca Ennals
Simple and Elegant by Evelyn Jean Pine, directed by Tracy Ward
Significant People by Amy Sass, directed by Steven Anthony Jones
My Better Half by Jonathan Spector, directed by Michael French
Ensemble: Will Dao, Anne Darragh*, Dodds Delzell*, Carla Pantoja*, Rebecca Pingree, Jomar Tagatac*
Stage Manager: June Palladino*
* Member, Actors' Equity Association
Best of PlayGround Special Events:
May 11, 2013: Opening Night (includes post-performance reception)
May 12, 2013: June Anne Baker Prize Night (includes post-performance reception)
May 19 & 26, 2013: Playwrights on Stage (includes post-performance discussions with the playwrights)