Spring 2006 Plays

April 11

BAMBI'S NIGHT OUT by Byron Gordon
Directed by Adena Demonte

Vince loses his cool in his attempt to teach Lenny the art of picking up women.

Traveling through the universe at the speed of a supersonic slug, Byron Gordon makes his staged play debut with "Bambi's Night Out." A San Francisco native (born and raised) Byron concocts gripping stories out of the underbelly of the human condition. Not one to shy away from controversy, Byron's most recent parable, The Battle for Justice, was recently self-published and critically reviewed by the public at large describing it as one of the most powerful dramas ever to grace the written page. Life is demanding to this young provocateur so if theater lovers the world-over want to hear and see much more from him they should consider philanthropy.

THE SCRATCH by Morgan Ludlow
Directed by Adena Demonte

Estelle must face the ultimate battle of her life with "The Scratch." Driving down the highway in her station wagon with the dug up bones of her daughter and mother, she is ready.

Morgan founded Center Stage Theatre Company which produced over 20 new plays in Salt Lake City. His play THE ONSLOW PROJECT has received a staged reading at City Lights Theatre in San Jose and was a candidate for a New Works grant from Theatre Bay Area. He has had several of his plays produced with various theatre companies in Salt Lake City including: AGE OF ANXIETY at Theatre Works West, THE MONTANA STAR, THE CAMPUS ROSE, THE SPIDER'S BANQUET and SERENADE with Center Stage Theatre and WAITING FOR AUNT REA at the University of Utah. Morgan is currently a manager for Teatro ZinZanni, a circus dinner theatre extravaganza, on Pier 29 in San Francisco.

May 9

BURNING by Harrison Rivers
Directed by Mark Gagné

Through a series of conversations – about family, driving, livestock and love – two people discover a genuine connection and a beautiful, albeit unconventional, relationship begins.

Originally from Manhattan, Kansas, Harrison Rivers relocated to San Francisco after a four-year stint at Kenyon College in the cornfields of Ohio. He has used his American Studies and Drama majors to procure gainful employment as an academic counselor at a local high school and writes in his spare time. Harrison's plays have been workshopped at CAFEARTS (San Francisco ) and accepted for production at Theatre-Studio, Inc., The Riant Theatre, manhattantheatresource (New York City) and The Last Frontier Theater Conference in Valdez, Alaska.

June 20

MOSCOW, UTAH by Krista Knight
Directed by Alice Shikina

Janel and Irene Stevens are telephone operators for the "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas Holiday Supply Company." They work from their home in Basmanny, a painfully small town in Utah, so that they can take care of their younger sister Laura, the victim of a "zoo accident". The older sisters dream of moving to Moscow, Utah and away from the burden of caring for Laura. To what extent will Janel and Irene go to make their own dreams come true?

June 27

Directed by Adena Demonte

Chocoholic writer Frieda Goldman and her developmentally delayed sister, Faith, vie for the heart of a man who struggles to free himself from familial ghosts of the Holocaust.

Marilyn's short plays have been performed by Playground, Abydos, and by Playwright¹s Café at the 2003 San Francisco Fringe Festival. "The Musicality of Chocolate" is my first full-length play.

July 11

RICE KUGEL by Chas Belov
Directed by John Ferreira

Chinese American Richard is becoming Jewish. Why is he keeping it secret from his new white, Jewish boyfriend Bill? Comedy-drama; contains explicit sexual dialogue.

Chas Belov joined the Playwrights Center of San Francisco in 2004. He has written on gay and language matters in the amateur press community for many years. His humorous paper, Computer Generation of Conference Presentations, was published by the National Computer Conference. His parody of Steve Goodman’s song "City of New Orleans" was published in the 1997 New England Science Fiction Association Hymnal. An autobiographical essay, "My Life of Race and Sex," was published in Lavender Godzilla, the literary journal of the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance. Rice Kugel is his first play.