OLLI Playwrights Showcase - April 3

Theater Masks

Curtain up for OLLI Playwrights!

Wednesday, April 3 
12:30 - 2:00 PM
4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 1st Floor, Room 100 (next to Room A)
Reservation Required for each performance

A year ago, OLLI SGL Joe Oppenheimer led an inspiring class on playwriting, and four intrepid playwrights-to-be took up the challenge. The result was not only some amazing one-act scripts, but starting in April, a series of readings of these works! As part of OLLI's commitment to building community through its courses, as well as its social and cultural events, these readings will give the playwrights the audience they crave, and OLLI members can see world premieres and offer feedback after each reading. A social time will follow.

April 3: "Scenes from a Homecoming" by Chuck Jones

"Scenes from a Homecoming," written by Chuck Jones, portrays the challenges a young Marine faces as he returns to his hometown after two tours of duty in Afghanistan. During the course of seven scenes, he grapples with the loss of the two people he loves most and the horrific things he witnessed in the war. Only by dealing with the reality of those traumas does he find some solace. 

Make sure to register for these Wednesdays at 12:30 PM at the links below. You won't want to miss them! 

April 10: "Gutter Day" by Sean Finnell 

April 17: "How Can I Be...?" by Jeanne Kent

April 24: "The Writers' Group" by Joe Oppenheimer


OLLI Disclaimer: OLLI does not endorse any of the viewpoints expressed by the playwrights in this series.

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