02/04/2010: "Playwrights Festival II"
Centennial Stories, the 2010 Islands Playwrights Festival, continues this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. inside San Juan Community Theatre’s Gubelman Theatre.
This week’s offerings include the staged reading written by Wendy E. Shepard: Walking to War.
Co-directed by Wendy and Ernest Pugh, the reading is a dramatic dialogue on how the human family can transform itself into one that settles conflicts without violence. The cast features islanders Chinmayo, Dorian Oliver, Maureen See, Jacki Altier, Tom Phillips, Shannon Kelly, Lynda Guernsey and Brittany Kane
After the reading, San Juan County storyteller and playwright Antoinette Botsford will provide insight into the fine connection between storytelling and playwrighting. Antoinette has spent her life as a story worker--sometimes working with plays, sometimes telling stories, often bridging the terrain between partially improvised and partially texted performances inspired by historical characters.
Tickets are $17 for adults and $9 for student reserved, with $5 RUSH at the door. 378-3210 or www.sjctheatre.org
The final weekend of the Festival is next Thursday through Sunday, February 11-14.