Double XX Fest 2.0 Celebrates Female-Centric Theater
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The line between fantasy and reality becomes increasingly blurred in this smash musical about escape and the transportive power of love. Created by John Kander and Fred Ebb, the songwriting team that penned Chicago and Cabaret, and four-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, Kiss of the Spider Woman was the winner of seven Tony Awards in 1993, including Best Musical. It's the story of two cellmates in a Latin American prison -- Valentin, a Marxist revolutionary, and Molina, a gay window dresser. Molina survives his jailers' torture and humiliation by escaping to a fantasy world filled with the movies he loved as a child, conjuring a beautiful and beguiling screen enchantress named Aurora as his imaginary diva. As the relationship between Valentin and Molina becomes increasingly complicated, so too do Molina's over-the-top fantasies, which begin threatening to overtake his real life. Learn More
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This event was 8 short plays. I would highly recommend this; it was such a low price for all the hard work and good writing/performances! I was shocked by the quality of acting at such a small theater, very impressive. My favorite was The Cleaners by Lindsay Murphy, Curtis Eastwood and Carolynne Wilcox made such believable characters. I am going to keep my eye out for more of their work.
The first weekend will kick off the festival with a bang, opening with a Night of Acts & Cabaret (Thursday, Apr 19), followed by a Night of Spoken Word (Friday, Apr 20). On Saturday (Apr 21) there is a Night of Solo Performance followed by the popular, late-night 24-Hour All-Female Play Festival within a Festival! Afternoon writing and directing workshops (Sun, Apr 22) will be offered to round out the weekend, taught by Emily Conbere and Kristina Sutherland.
Week Two (Apr 26-29)
• Routine Procedure by Catherine Noah, directed by Norene Sterling
• Blatant Honesty written and directed by Catherine Smith
• The Bridge by Kate McCamy, directed by Glynis Mitchell
• The Cleaners by Lindsay Joy Murphy, directed by Lenore Bensinger
• Champagne by Britain Valenti, directed by Rebecca Parker-O’Neil
• The Best Things in Life Are Money by Megan Cohen, directed by Kaitie Huffman
• Seen.On.Unseen.The.Lost by Evelyn Jean Pine, directed by Katie Haster
• Streakers by Deborah Yarchun, directed by Courtney Meaker
• Recalculating by L.E. Grabowski-Cotton, directed by Glynis Mitchell
Week Three (May 3-6)
• A Gun on the Table by Margy Ragsdale, directed by Zanne Gerard
• Residue by Susan Sher, directed by Karen Gath-McClain
• Waiting for the Southwest Chief by Nikala Merrigan, directed by Tina Polzin
• It’s Not Really Suicide, Is It? by Persephone Vandegrift, directed by Julianne Christie
• Black Coffee by Deanna Alisa Ableser, directed by Catherine Smith
• Close Enough by Kellie Powell, directed by Jessica Stepka
• Saving DeShawn by Emily Kaye Lazzaro, directed by Kaytlin McIntyre
• Smell of Snow by Machelle Allman, directed by Rachel Delmar
• Just a Bus Driver by Susan Midaugh, directed by Katie Haster