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WestFest 2016

Westfest2016 WESTFEST 2016

Our annual festival of new works, works in development, and passion projects from our company of actors, writers and directors.

October 7 – 30, 2016
Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM
Sundays at 2PM

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Week One – October 7-8-9 

THREE WISE MEN
A new and completely unauthorized translation of an ancient and oft told tale, featuring bickering wise men, a sales hustling innkeeper…and missing camels.
Written by Tom Walla – Directed by Michael Van Duzer
Cast : Roger Kent Cruz—Joe Nassi—Bill Sehres—Alan Schack

LONG TIME GONE
The only two people at the singles table in the far, far corner at yet another gay wedding reception seek a connection (and more champagne).
Written by Benjamin Scuglia – Directed by Michael Van Duzer
Cast: Linda L. Rand—Benjamin Scuglia

LIBRARY
At the library of an LGBT Community Center, the past and future come to an understanding.
Written By Benjamin Scuglia– Directed by Alan Schack
Cast: Neil Elliot—David Wesley Marlowe

DEATH OF A HIRED MAN
Home is where they have to take you in.
Written by Robert Frost—Adapted for the stage by Walter Wykes
Directed by Donald Moore
Cast: Jean Glaude—Shae Popovich

ONE SIMPLE THING
A black comedy about an ordinary couple who decide to take extraordinary action against their very annoying neighbor.   
Written by Tom Walla – Directed by Michael Van Duzer
Cast: Anne Leyden—Bill Sehres

BROTHERHOOD
Some sibling rivalries die hard.
Written by Garry Michael Kluger – Directed by Donald Moore
Cast: Lukas J. Bailey—Frank Gangarossa

Week Two – October 14-15-16

PEBBLES
The simplest, unnoticed things in life are filled with the most meaning if you have eyes to see and a heart to hear. 
Written and directed by Linda L. Rand
Cast : Jill Jones—Lee Meriwether

LOST ALONG THE WAY
A successful writer is confronted by an old friend and is forced to recognize his true muse.
Written and directed by Michael Van Duzer
Cast: Jeanine Anderson—Joe Nassi—Bill Sehres

TO BURY A STRANGER
Just how far do you need to go to be a good neighbor?
Written by Judith Allen and Ann Gibbs – Directed by Ann Gibbs
Cast: Kathie Barnes — Shae Popovich

BREAD
The staff of life bridges continents and cultures.
Written by Randy L. Gross — Directed by Fran Freedman
Cast: Anisha Adusumilli—Karson Kern—Doug Haverty—Gera Hermann

THE TRACKS STOP HERE
The middle of the night at a train station can hold many adventures but it all depends on who you are waiting for and who you meet.
Written and directed by Linda L. Rand
Cast: Kathie Barnes—Joe Nassi—Terry Woodberry

Week Three – October 21-22-23

 THE JEOPARDY CURSE
A daughter planned a surprise birthday evening with her mother but mom doesn’t like surprises or the possible curses they can bring.
Written by Linda L. Rand – Directed by Donald Moore
Cast: Kathie Barnes—Jacque Lynn Colton

NOT RELATIVE
Being related is all relative. 
Written by Garry Michael Kluger—Directed by Arden Teresa Lewis
Cast : Riley Rae Baker—Maria Kress—Linda L. Rand

WELCOME TO HERETOFORE
A nothing town in the middle of nowhere; in the end you have to ask, what game are they playing?
Written by Steve Nevil – Directed by Elayne Heilveil
Cast: Leslie Caveny—Doug Haverty—Steve Nevil

 Week Four – October 28-29-30

INCITATION TO THE DANCE
It takes two to tango, but what happens with three? It’s a battle for the lead in this wickedly funny domestic comedy.
Written and directed by Michael Van Duzer
Cast: David Mingrino—Alan Schack

Plus a reprise of audience favorites from Weeks One thru Three

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