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New Play Readings ♦ “Lost Souls” and “Another Door Opens”

January 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm



11:00 am
Lost Souls by Jerry Slaff
directed by Miriam Bazensky

A cold winter’s night brings Frank, a former lawyer and now rabbinic student, to a Spanish Harlem apartment to help the long-time residents stave off eviction. But when he’s invited for a Friday night dinner the centuries-old secrets he discovers will change all of their lives. Meanwhile another rabbinic student is asked to prove he’s really Jewish.

Jerry Slaff was born in Brooklyn before it was hip. Jerry’s first play, Peanuts and Cracker Jack, was produced at Case Western Reserve University with subsequent productions at the Cleveland Playhouse, Arkansas Repertory Theater, and Mint Theater in New York. Other productions include Urban Affairs, Casa Neurotica, and Heaven. He lives in Rockville with his wife and is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Playwrights Center.

another-door-opens-reading1:00 pm
Another Door Opens by Jeff Dunne
directed by Timoth Copney

Your day is off to a rocky start waking from 25 millennia of cryogenic stasis to find your artificial intelligence caretaker is coming down with psychological problems. ALICE may be kind and attentive, but no social etiquette requires mandatory enrollment in her “Restore the Humans” breeding program. Fortunately for Paul, Abbey, Ruby, and all of Kenneth’s personalities, there may be a way to escape before ALICE completely loses touch with reality.

Over nearly a half-century of successful breathing, Jeff Dunne has augmented a seemingly serious career in science and engineering with an array of creative writing activities that span poetry, short stories, music, full-length novels, interactive children’s plays, and now his first full-length adult comedy. Living in the greater Baltimore area with an amazing wife and three inspiring daughters, he is an enthusiastic actor when possible and an avid philosopher when tolerated.

Join us for free staged readings of two of the new plays submitted by local playwrights for this summer’s Baltimore Playwrights Festival. Our next readings are on Saturday, January 14, 11 am and 1 pm, at Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul Street.

Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the reading is to begin. Readings begin promptly and are followed by a short talkback.

The readings are free and are open to the public. Light refreshments will be available.



January 14, 2017
11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Baltimore Playwrights Festival


Spotlighters Theatre
817 Saint Paul St
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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