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*Actors appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
Manford from Half Court, or The Great Leap
by Lauren Yee
Tuesday, November 15 at 7PM*
When an American college basketball team travels to Beijing for a “friendship” game in the post-Cultural Revolution 1980s, both countries try to tease out the politics behind this newly popular sport. Cultures clash as the Chinese coach tries to pick up moves from the Americans and Chinese American player Manford spies on his opponents. Inspired by events in her own father’s life.
Thursday, November 17 at 7PM
In 2007, four friends reunite for a wedding in their small hometown of Port Huron, Michigan where a constitutional amendment has been passed to define marriage as between a man and a woman. Haunted by past lives, they navigate traditional marriage, a trouble-making bridesmaid, and their own dead hurts in the five nights preceding one beautiful day.
STUFF: A Radio Play
Saturday, November 19 at 3PM
Elena’s late mother was left a lot of money by a man who died alone, and is apparently no relation. Julius cleans out the apartments of dead people by day while trying to connect with live people at night. Inspired by a NY Times article, STUFF looks at what it is we really want.
Chapters of a Floating Life
by Clarence Coo
Saturday, November 19 at 7PM
In 1940s New York, a Chinese expatriate attempts to build the first mass-market typewriter for his native language. Meanwhile, his novelist wife pursues her own passion with another woman.
the opportunities of extinction
by Sam Chanse
Sunday, November 20 at 5PM*
Seeking relief in the desert, a variously bruised and embattled couple meets a young woman intent on the survival of a single sapling.