by Lanford Wilson
Preview: May 19 at 8:00pm
Opens: May 20 at 8:00pm
Closes: June 12 at 2:00pm
“An intriguing, prismatic and thoroughly engrossing depiction of contemporary small-town life with a murder mystery at its core…” Variety
Welcome to Dublin, Missouri, a small town in the American Heartland, dominated by a cheese plant, a fundamentalist church, and a community theatre. When a violent murder shocks the town Ruth Hoch goes on a one-woman crusade to root out the truth.
Adults $29, Seniors/H.A.R.D. Residents $24, Juniors/Students $21
Tickets also available through our Box Office at 510-881-6777, Tues. – Fri., 12:30 – 5:30pm
* Mature language. Ages 14+ suggested.
The Douglas Morrisson Theatre in Hayward is accepting submissions for its Fifth Annual Playwrights’ CageMatch. Our CageMatch is a chance for playwrights to show their stuff in an audience-decided live competition.
Five Playwrights enter but only one will emerge victorious. Grand prize for the chosen script.
We are seeking brief scenes (5-20 minutes) which conform to the limitations of the competition. DMT staff will select the top five submissions. Each of the final scripts will get one rehearsal with the same director and company of actors. On June 13, 2016, the five scenes will be performed at a live staged reading event at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre. The audience will vote by token to determine the winner!
The setting is a town square in a small town anywhere in the universe. It’s where Main Street meets First Street – perhaps there’s a little park, or a statue of a forgotten General, probably a few pigeons. Time period is not restricted. Please limit your scenes to no more than four characters. We’re looking for creative and elegant back-stories that incorporate the setting into the scenes. Tone, theme or genre is up to you! A parade, a lovers’ tryst, or a protest, perhaps? Anything can happen in the town square.
Deadline for CageMatch submissions sent via e-mail is May 27, 2016;
Submissions can be e-mailed in *.doc or *.pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
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