Reverie Productions presents the free six-day festival, which will continue through March 8.
A series of staged readings will kick off Wet Ink: Big Jimbo, penned by Colleen Cosgrove and directed by Eric Nightengale (March 3 at 7:30 PM); The Troglodytes, by Sheri Graubert and directed by David Hilder (March 4 at 7:30 PM); and The Rose of Sharon by Stellios Manolakakis (March 5 at 7:30) PM.
On March 6 and 7 at 7:30 PM, Reverie will present a workshop production of Beowulf, translated and adapted for the stage by Colin D. Young. Tania Inessa Kirkman directs the work where "mourners at Beowulf's funeral eulogize his glorious life by telling and reenacting their favorite stories of the great hero's adventures: of monsters and dragons, kingdoms and battles, and the passing of an age of valor, pride and revenge." Beowulf also features original music for such period instruments as the lyre and the harp.
The festival will conclude with T.D. Mitchell's Beyond the 17th Parallell, presented March 7 at 2:30 PM and March 8 at 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Robert Egan directs the work in which "six Vietnam veterans reunite after 35 years for a weekend of hunting, fishing and poker, only to learn that they're still haunted by the memories and ghosts of an unforgiving war."