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Harvest III: Festival of New Works

Reading Series

November 9 -
November 29, 2004

Tues, Nov 9
A YEARLESS NOVEMBER 19
By Adam Simon
Directed by Christopher J. Berens
Descriptor: Vignettes of love, loss, longing and hope are interwoven into a tapestry of characters and situations that lead up to a tension-filled birthday celebration, wedding invitation, and reunion situation.

Mon, Nov 15
BARTLEBY, THE SCRIVENER
Adapted from the Melville by J. Kingsford Goode
Directed by Stephen Cone
Descriptor: Bartleby, the scrivener, was hired to copy the rolls, but he would ǃ?prefer not toǃ? ǃ Melvilleǃs characters and famous line comes to life in this adaptation of one manǃs steadfast morals competing against the pace of the world.

Tues, Nov 16
HENRY HETTINGER
By Stephen Cone
Directed by Adam Webster
Descriptor: Henry Hettinger has just been released from prison after 20 years for having sex with a minor. A boy of 13. He visits his wife, who has remarried; his sister, who won't believe his guilt; and his daughter, who tries to figure out who he is, and why he did what he did, in this examination of how people move on with their lives, or don't.

Mon, Nov 22
SLOWANNA
By Jeremy Menekseoglu
Directed by Anna Weiler
Descriptor:System 16 is for the mentally challenged kids who canǃt be schooled anywhere else. Enter Miss Moon, a teacher whose world will be turned upside down, and Principal Ferris, who gets his turned rightside-up, finally. Join them and SlowAnna, Quitman, Beney and Mister Orange, as they take you through the harrowing halls of System 16.

Tues, Nov 23
THE TRAGICAL MYSTERY OF THE OLD FASHIONED DOCTOR (or METEMPSYCHOSIS)
By Jesse Weaver
Directed by Jimmy McDermott
Descriptor: The Good Old Fashioned Doctor of this Old Fashioned Town canǃt figure out why his wife, her sister, his partner and his nurse are all ǃ?differentǃ? after their trip to Algiers in this dharma-karma-drama that will keep you thinking, and leave you wondering.

Mon, Nov 29
MAO: Tears Like Rain
By Gary Swartz
Directed by Shawn Galligan
Descriptor: A deteriorating Chairman Mao is buoyed by his doting servant, and sunk by his conniving wife, Jiang Qing, or is he? Word games, power struggles, and unspoken love mingle in this bio-pic with liberties ǃ and you thought Warholǃs "Mao" was irreverent...



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