Kyle Donnelly directs the staged readings of Tobiessen's work that are presented at 8:15 PM on July 18 and at 3:15 PM on July 19. The cast includes Michelle Beck, Scott Drummond, Ryan King and Makela Spielman.
Press notes for Spoon Lake Blues read: "In an attempt to save their family home from a constant barrage of debt collectors, two brothers, Denis and Brady, start robbing the homes of their rich neighbors in the quickly gentrifying mountain town of Spoon Lake. Everything is going according to plan until Brady develops a crush on Caitlin, a young African American college student whose wealthy family Denis and Brady robbed the day before. While Caitlin immediately takes pity on the brothers' dire situation her attempts to help out the locals end up causing problems of their own."
The O'Neill Playwrights Conference will also present Carthage by Emily Schwend and Bogwog by Abbie Spallen.
Tickets for the O'Neill Conference readings are available by phoning (860) 443-1238 or by visiting www.theoneill.org.
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center was founded in 1964 and is based in Waterford, CT. Programs at the Center include the Puppetry Conference, Playwrights Conference, Critics Institute, Music Theater Conference and the National Theater Institute. The Monte Cristo Cottage, O'Neill's childhood home, is also owned and operated by the group.