The Port Stanley Festival Theatre is pleased to be holding its 8th annual Playwright’s Festival on Friday September 13th and Saturday September 14th with public readings of both “Smarty Pants” (September 13th, 8PM), a new comedy by the playwrighting team of Shelley Hoffman and Stephen Sparks, and “Our House” (September 14th, 8PM), a new comedy by, newcomer, Murray Furrow.
Following two days of rehearsal, both plays will be presented as public readings followed by a question/answer session with the playwrights and invited audience feedback, hosted by Artistic Director Simon Joynes.
Actors Jeff Dingle (“Book Club”/”Giving up the Ghost”), Sarah Machin Gale (“Halfway There”/”Lunenburg”), and William Vickers (“It’s Your Funeral”) are all confirmed to take part in this year’s Festival.
The Port Stanley Playwright’s Festival is part of the Port Stanley Festival Theatre’s established play development program, which has in the past produced premiere productions of: “Not in My Backyard” in 2013, “Bingo Ladies” in 2014, “Birds of a Feather” and “The Birds and the Bees” in 2016, “Five Alarm” in 2017, “Buying the Farm” in 2018, and “Giving up the Ghost” in 2019.
Admission is free of charge with donations accepted at the door, but seats should be reserved at the box office.