Double XX Fest 2.0 Celebrates Female-Centric Theater
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The last date listed for Double XX Fest 2.0 was Sunday May 6, 2012 / 2:00pm (Week Three).
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Contemporary slang meets 17th-century farce in The School for Lies. Adapted from Molière's The Misanthrope, playwright David Ives (Venus in Fur, All in the Timing) transforms Molière's classic into a modern satire told entirely through verse. The result is a delightfully incongruous comedy of manners that lets you peer inside the Parisian salon of Celimene, a young widow with a sharp tongue and plenty of suitors. Teresa Thuman and Ken Michels co-direct this Center Theatre production, in which a saucy siren finally meets her misanthropic match. 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.
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The theatre was even smaller than we expected but that didn't detract from the show at all. The plays were excellent. A lot of laughing and just general enjoyment. We were quite impressed with the abilities of all the actors/actresses to do such...continued
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