Georgians looking for new plays — and free coffee — need go no further than Theatre in the Square's Percolating Playreadings beginning April 30 in the Marietta, Georgia's Alley venue.
First up is S.M. Shepard-Massat's Someplace Soft to Fall, a black comedy about the last days of a marriage, dying even as a family returns from a funeral in the South.
May 7, the setting moves to a bar in the northeast, where a divorced couple and one of the watering holes regular customers fight and love in David Pollock's The Quiet Game. Pamela Turner examines coming of age amid the conflict in Northern Ireland in Me Own Personal Hero, playing May 14. The final entry in the series is Clint Thornton and Jennye Guy's Moses, a unique retelling of Harriet Tubman's life story, playing May 21.
The evenings of coffee and desserts and plays looking for possible development are held Monday nights on the Alley Stage. Admission is free, and all sessions feature talk-backs with the cast, director and playwright.
Previous works that have received development from the Percolating Playreading Series include Sherry Camp Paulsen's Our Lady of Perrysburg, Pamela Parker's Tallulah And Hattie: Dead At The Pearly Gates Cafe and Robert Myers' The Lynching of Leo Frank. For more information, call Theatre in the Square at (770) 422-8369. Theatre in the Square is located at 11 Whitlock Avenue.