Upcoming & Current Works
St. Mary's College of Maryland
April 22-25, 2020@ 8:00 p.m.
April 26, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.
Written by Jennifer Haley
Director: Mark Rhoda
Scenic & Costume Designs: Leah Mazur
Recipient of the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for playwriting (2012), Jennifer Haley’s THE NETHER is a sci-fi crime thriller that takes its characters and audience into the dark corners of the imagination.
The Internet has evolved into The Nether, a vast network of virtual realms, many indistinguishable from IRL. Users may log in, choose any identity, and indulge any desire, from the safety of their increasingly delimited realities. When Detective Morris investigates a site called The Hideaway, where pedophiles may live out their fantasies, she brings its creator (Sims IRL/Papa in The Nether), in for interrogation. They discover that their emotional attachments formed in and their reliance on this realm have affected them IRL, raising ethical questions about virtuality and its allure.
Playwright Haley chooses an extreme example – manifest in The Hideaway – to test the hypothesis that virtual reality is just that, virtual, a no-space to which we may retreat to engage in behaviors we might otherwise resist, condemn, or reject “in real life” (IRL). Or would we?
THE NETHER contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all age groups.
Lake Dillon Theatre Company
March 13- March 29
Recently divorced Sharon is an unassuming, nice Midwesterner in need of a roommate. Bronx-born Robyn needs a place to hide and start over. Comically mismatched, the unlikely duo forges a surprising friendship. Part Thelma and Louise, part The Odd Couple, and part Breaking Bad, The Roommate is a smart new comedy about mid-life challenges, chance cohabitation, and personal reinvention.
Cape May Stage
The Last of the Red Hot Lovers
Written by Neil Simon
Directed by Roy Steinberg
July 1 - Aug 7
Tuesday - Sunday at 8:00PM
Middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight, Barney Cashman wants to join the sexual revolution before it's too late and arranges three seductions: the first, Elaine Navazio proves to be a foul-mouthed bundle of neuroses; Bobbi Michele is next, a 20-ish actress who's too kooky by half; finally comes September and Jeanette Fisher, a gloomy, depressed housewife who happens to be married to Barney's best friend.