The Funeral Plays

One Act Play Festival

Playwrights: Tug Yourgrau, Julie McKee, Ari Roth, Catherine Filloux, Daniel Reitz, Peter Sagal, Alexandra Gersten, Dmitry Lipkin, Ed Napier, Neena Beber, Jacquelyn Reingold, Quincy Long, Susan Sandler, Lisa Maria Radano, Theresa Rebeck, Donna deMatteo.

Directors: Susan Einhorn, Deborah Hedwall, Jim Milton, Jean Randich, Peter Wallace, Susan Einhorn, Caroline Kava, Oleg Kheyfets, Stephen DiMenna, Linsay Firman, Susann Brinkley, Kathleen Dimmick, Amy Saltz, Sarah Stern, Max Mayer, Carol Rosenfeld.

Cast: Daniel Ahearn, Stephanie Anson, Beth Bartley, Drew Battles, Larry Block, Caren Browning, Donald Buka, Molly Carden, Michael Countryman, Todd Alan Crain, Jim Cyrus, Tami Dixon, Marvin Einhorn, Claudia Fielding, Sean Folster, Abigail Gampel, Gin Hammond, Jayne Haynes, Tomothy Huang, Annette Hunt, Joseph Jamrog, Peter Jensen, Hamish Linklater, Amy Love, Tony Matines, Julie McKee, Elizabeth Worth McKibbon, Mark Nelson, Alexandra Napier, Gerard O’Brien, Evan Robertson, Adam Rose, Stephen Singer, Dale Soules, Valerie Stanford, Dolores Sutton, David Troy, Joe Urla, Trevor A. Williams, Jonathan Woodward, Amy Wright, Mark Zeisler.

Set: Vickie Davis Lights: Renee Molina Sound – Evening B: Robert Auld Sound – Evening A: Steve LeSieur Costumes – B: Amela Baksic Costumes – A: Christopher Peterson Tech Director: Carlo Adinolfi Production Stage Managers: David Apichell, Richard Hodge.

The Funeral Plays were performed June 6th – 25th

Cries from the CockpitAt his mother’s funeral, Jim freaks out when he sees her body in shocking conditions. 

Mathematics by Daniel Reitz: Canise, a priest and Dennis, a dead man in a coffin have a discussion as he is being buried.

Milton Bradley by Peter Sagal: At a funeral home, a man remembers his late brother with Allen, a rabbi.

Funeral Play by Julie McKee: In a funeral parlor two women who were married to the same same man reminisce and bond over their relationship to the deceased.

Jeffery Slugworth: Ex-Embalmer by Ari Roth: Jeff a former alcoholic in rehab talks to the man who helped him find his sobriety.

The Lessons Of My Father by Catherine filloux: Siblings at a funeral for their father reflect on the memories with him.

Untitled by Theresa Rebeck:  Jim and Roy, two estranged brothers reconcile at their father’s funeral.

The Obit by Donna De Matteo: In a reception room at a funeral home a family reconciles.

The Divine Child by Lisa-Marie Radano: An old woman and a young girl talk about life in a funeral home.

The Burial Society by Susan Sandler: During a funeral service at a chapel, Bella and Al, two distant siblings reconcile.

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