Tesseract to Present First Annual Festival of New Plays

The Tesseract Theatre Company is changing gears and identity starting late spring 2019. The company will no long be producing a September – May calendar season. Instead it will premiere is first annual Festival of New Plays, premiering three new works over the course of two weeks, starting May 15 through the 26. These full productions will be performed in rep, so all three shows will be available to be seen each weekend of the festival.

The three shows, to be performed at the .Zack, 3224 Locust, are “Earworm” by Shualee Cook, “Dates” by Elizabeth Breed Penny and “Hoist” by Erin Lane.

“Earworm” will be directed by Morgan Maul-Smith.

“Earworm” tells the story of Candles Out, a decade-old punk rock break up song seeking closure with five people whose lives she’s entwined with in very different ways – a strange trip involving music and memory and how each affects the other.

Show dates and times:
Wed. May 15 @ 7pm
Sun. May 19 @ 2pm
Thur. May 23 @ 7pm
Sat. May 25 @ 8pm
Sun. May 26 @ 2pm

In “Dates,” to be directed by Tinah Twardowski, Caroline has been finding it hard to live in the outside world: literally. And the more her friends try to help, the higher she builds her walls.

Dates and times:
Fri. May 17 @ 8pm
Sat. May 18 @ 2pm
Sun. May 19 @ 7pm
Wed. May 22 @ 7pm
Sun. May 26 @ 7pm

In “Hoist,” to be directed by Kevin Bowman, Skyler, a recently returned Iraq war veteran, attempts to forget, so she can continue to exist in peace. Unfortunately, the effects of her military experience, and the return of an old flame, complicate her mostly good intentions.

Dates and times:
Thur. May 16 @ 7pm
Sat. May 18 @ 8pm
Fri. May 24 @ 8pm
Sat. May 25 @ 2pm

Tickets are available by calling MetroTix at 314-534-1111 at the Fabulous Fox box office, or by visiting www.metrotix.com

Tesseract tells big stories small. The company’s mission is to be an artistic home for diverse artists and a leader in new play development in the Midwest.

For more information, visit www.tesseracttheatre.com

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