Rivera to Join Greenberg and Margulies for Pacific Playwrights Fest at SCR

News   Rivera to Join Greenberg and Margulies for Pacific Playwrights Fest at SCR South Coast Repertory has announced the titles for the new Richard Greenberg and Donald Margulies works — and the addition of a Jose Rivera play — that will be featured during this year's Pacific Playwrights Festival.

The annual new play event will celebrate its 10th year at the Costa Mesa, CA, stage May 4-6 with seven plays.

Over the course of three days, audiences may take in a workshop production, four staged readings and two fully staged world premieres. Those premieres include Julie Marie Myatt's My Wandering Boy and David Wiener's System Wonderland.

"We're pleased to welcome back some of our favorite playwrights for this milestone festival," said festival co-director John Glore. "Veterans like Greenberg, Margulies and Rivera give PPF 10 some great name recognition, but more importantly, they contribute beautiful, exciting work to a very strong lineup of plays."

The lineup will feature:

  • Richard Greenberg's Our Mother's Brief Affair with David Greenglass
  • Donald Margulies' Shipwrecked! The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself) – An Entertainment
  • José Rivera's Boleros for the Disenchanted
  • John Strand and composer Dennis McCarthy's An Italian Straw Hat
  • Kenneth Lin's Po' Boy Tango Tony Award winner Greenberg (Take Me Out) previously penned SCR commissions A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, The Violet Hour, Everett Beekin, Hurrah at Last, Night and Her Stars, The Extra Man and Three Days of Rain. SCR has presented those works as well as The Dazzle.

    Pulitzer Prize winner Margulies (Dinner with Friends) also enjoyed SCR commissions for Collected Stories, Sight Unseen and Brooklyn Boy — all presented by the company as well. Other plays include The Model Apartment, The Loman Family Picnic and What's Wrong With This Picture?

    Rivera's References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot was presented in a workshop production at PPF in 1999.

    South Coast Repertory currently presents Julia Cho's new The Piano Teacher (which marks the 100th world premiere production for the company) (March 11-April 1) and continues with Marie Myatt's My Wandering Boy (March 30-May 6), David Wiener's System Wonderland (April 22-May 13) and the Daniel Sullivan directed staging of William Shakespeare's Hamlet.

    Tickets to the 10th Pacific Playwrights Festival at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, CA, are available by calling (714) 708-5555 or by visiting scr.org.

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