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Theatre Arts Productions

Foothill College Theatre Arts Present:

 Spring play reading festival

Conclude the week with some fun and touching live plays as Foothill College Theatre Arts celebrates humanity with a breadth of comedies and dramadies presented as energetic readings broadcast via Zoom every Thursday and Friday nights from May 28-June 12.  Free of charge.  Donations Accepted. 


The Shows!

Please note: These plays contain adult language and content

Thursday, May 28, 7:30pm – 5 Short Plays from the Marketplace

  •  French Waitress by John Patrick Shanley
  •   DMV Tyrant by Christopher Durang
  •  No Skronking by Shel Silverstein
  •  Canker Sores & Other Distractions by Christopher Durang
  •  No Dogs Allowed by Shel Silverstein

Friday, May 29, 7:30 pm – 5 Short Plays of Life, Love and a Few Things In Between

  • 1-900-DESPERATE  by Christopher Durang
  •  Undiscovered Countries by Dana Leslie Goldstein
  •  Peanuts & Cracker Jack by Brian Reno & Gabriel Vega Weissman
  • The Most Lamentable Comedie of Moira & Rosa by Brian Reno & Gabriel Vega Weissman
  • Poland by John Patrick Shanley

Thursday, June 4, 7:30 pm - Kimberly Akimbo by David Lindsay-Abaire

A hilarious and heartrending play about a teenager with a rare condition causing her body to age faster than it should. When she and her family flee Secaucus under dubious circumstances, Kimberly is forced to reevaluate her life while contending with a hypochondriac mother, a rarely sober father, a scam-artist aunt, her own mortality and, most terrifying of all, the possibility of first love.

Friday, June 5, 7:30 pm – Scissoring by Christina Quintana

When Abigail Bauer takes a job as a teacher at a conservative Catholic school, she is forced to step back into the closet against the wishes of her long-term girlfriend. As she struggles to reconcile her professional ambitions, personal relationships, religious beliefs, and internalized shame, Abigail receives guidance from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Eleanor’s devoted friend and lover, Lorena Hickok. Through it all, Abigail must find the courage to be unabashedly herself.

**LGBTQ Heritage Month Event

Thursday, June 11, 7:30 pm – Five Women Wearing the Same Dress by Alan Ball

During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. They are Frances, a painfully sweet but sheltered fundamentalist; Mindy, the cheerful, wise-cracking lesbian sister of the groom; Georgeanne, whose heartbreak over her own failed marriage triggers outrageous behavior; Meredith, the bride’s younger sister, whose precocious rebelliousness masks a dark secret; and Trisha, a jaded beauty whose die-hard cynicism about men is called into question when she meets Tripp, a charming bad-boy usher to whom there is more than meets the eye. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent, and touching celebration of the women’s spirit.


Friday, June 12, 7:30pm – Incorruptible by Michael Hollinger

Welcome to Priseaux, France, c. 1250 A.D.: The river flooded again last week. The chandler’s shop just burned to the ground. Nobody’s heard of the wheelbarrow yet. And Saint Foy, the patron of the local monastery, hasn’t worked a miracle in thirteen years. In other words, the Dark Ages still look pretty dark. All eyes turn to the Pope, whose promised visit will surely encourage other pilgrims to make the trek and restore the abbey to its former glory. That is, until a rival church claims to possess the relics of Saint Foy—and “their” bones are working miracles. All seems lost until the destitute monks take a lesson from a larcenous one-eyed minstrel, who teaches them an outrageous new way to pay old debts.


Directed by Tom Gough


April Aguilar, Meaghan Anderson, Daria Andriieska, Denna Basto, Alex Bokovikova, Hannah Edel, Jason Gaona, Seth Goyal, Chayenne Greenburg, Ian Hardy, Parker Hough, Andre Leben, Amber Liu, Missy Lyons, Jaime Melendez, Hannah Milon, John Musgrave, Teddy Pagee, Korwin Rodgers, Emma Rose, Kimberly Scofield, Victoria Sood, Diane Thorne, Gwendolyn Wagner


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