Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Last Few

Over the last couple of days, I've read the last few plays I was assigned as a reader for the Frostburg State University New Play Festival. And here are my super generic thoughts:

Play #120 - A sort of overwrought drama about a young couple and their terrible loss. Mostly, it sort of felt like a Lifetime movie.
Play #121 - An attempt at religious symbolism with some interesting stage directions and not much else. No real payoff to the cool title. But this writer is clearly a visual thinker... in a longer piece s/he might have more time to flesh out the world created by the visuals.
Play #122 - A clever play in the not-so-distant future with a few people caught in a catastrophe. Good characters, good arc - probably the best play in my pile.
Play #123 - Not terribly written, but I don't have a lot of time for the "No, Christians are the persecuted ones!" argument. So... big ol' nope from me.

And with that...I'm 18 plays behind my goal of one play every day of 2015. And I open Nunsense tonight, which means I don't have to spend so much of my days memorizing and such, so I should have time to get back on the horse! 

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