Undermain Theatre presents Whither Goest Thou America: A Festival of New American Play Readings
Undermain presents its fourth series of readings of new American plays examining the American Landscape. In addition to staged readings, Undermain audiences get access to writers featured in the festival in post-show discussions with playwrights, directors and actors.
Each week of the series will focus on a different playwright and play with staged readings by an ensemble cast. Audiences will have the opportunity to return each week of the series to experience a new work examining the American experience and asking the question, “Where are we going?”
- Zander Pryor's Parent, Legal Guardian, Angel, Other is a delicately woven full-length play exploring the idea of “chosen family” for nonbinary, trans teens, and secret-holders, all trying to move forward with inclusion, love and self-forgiveness. A play fluid in time, place and identity, it follows broken people moving through liminal spaces and the love that accompanies them.
- Erin Malone Turner's Spaced Out is a science-fiction drama that explores a family in crisis, virtual reality, miscommunication, grief, and the various ways people attempt to escape their troubles - in Ollie’s case, to an alternate universe of sorts. This surrealist play is an adventure of movement, technology, and Sign Language, as well as a bizarre journey through space and time.
- Len Jenkin's Psalm 151 is a tragic comedy, and a comic tragedy, or how the world turns round in 10 scenes, featuring an old woman in Florida; her son, a pharmaceutical representative; his wife. Ruthie, a caregiver; their autistic child; the Christian Scientists; the Detroit Red Wings; and the money.