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WestFest 2019

The 2019 Festival of exciting new theatrical pieces

Revealing character studies; humanity in all forms of unusualness. Come see what new things we’ve been developing. 5 weekends. 2 months. Each week a wildly different program.

Tickets Available For Each Weekend Below

Week ONE — AUG 16 & 17 at 8pm | Aug 18 at 2pm
Tickets For Week One

MISS FULL MON
Sometimes you have to make a sacrifice.
Written and Directed by Clara Rodriguez. Cast: Barbara Mallory Jill Jones Heidi Appe Donald Moore David Mingrino

1973: GERLACH, NEVADA
A small town café, a bottle of ketchup, and the President of the United States.
Written by Red Shuttleworth. Directed by Donald Moore. Cast: Steve Nevil Donald Moore

TO MEET A MAN
It’s dot com-plicated.
Written and Directed by Clara Rodriguez. Cast: Clara Rodriguez Seemah Wilder

TRUTH BE TOLD
When a headstrong wife confronts her keen witted husband in a Beverly Hills bathroom it leads to all kinds of truth.
Written by Tatum Shank. Directed by Donald Moore. Cast: Ashley Taylor Tatum Shank

DEAD BANG CERTAIN
Even a fallen angel can use some green wisdom once in a while.
Written by Steve Nevil. Directed by Elayne Heilveil. Cast: Steve Nevil ●  Abbott Alexander

A musical interlude from BRING BACK ROMANCE

Week TWO — AUG 23 & 24 at 8pm | Aug 25 at 2pm
Tickets for Week Two

STARBUCKS
Ain’t love grande!
Written and Directed by Clara Rodriguez. Cast: Tammy Taylor Richard Reich

CAN I SIT DOWN
Breaking up is hard to do.
Written and Directed by Clara Rodriguez. Cast: Jeanine Anderson ●  Ernest McDaniel

LINDA’S THING
Justice is blind … and kinda deaf … and totally dumb.
Written by Clara Rodriguez. Directed by Donald Moore. Cast: Heidi Appe ● Riley Smith

TRUTH BE TOLD
When a headstrong wife confronts her keen witted husband in a Beverly Hills bathroom it leads to all kinds of truth.
Written by Tatum Shank. Directed by Donald Moore. Cast: Ashley Taylor Tatum Shank

INFLIGHT
Why does that annoying passenger next to Kate seem to know so much about her?  
Written by Tom Walla. Directed by Michael Van Duzer. Cast: Ivy Miguel Tammy Taylor Joe Nassi

A musical interlude from Bring Back Romance

Week THREE — OCT 11 & 12 at 8pm | Oct 13 at 2pm
Tickets for Week Three

IN THE OUT DOOR
The frustrations of Josh’s job boil over one morning at work causing him to take bizarre and frankly desperate action to keep his job.
Written by Tom Walla. Directed by Donald Moore. Cast: Kira Brannlund ● Abhi Trivedi ● Bill Sehres

STARBUCKS
Ain’t love grande!
Written and Directed by Clara Rodriguez. Cast: Tammy Taylor Richard Reich

SECRETS INTHE CLOUDS
Death, love, and secrets over scotch and Scrabble can challenge even the oldest relationships.
Written by Judith Allen. Directed by Ernest McDaniel. Cast: Dianne Travis Sara Shearer

THE KID
Written and directed by Ben Russell. Cast: Ben Russell ●  Jim Cox

SLIPPED
While on a date with a younger man, Wanda crosses a line, and then recruits her sister to help figure out what to do next.
Written and Directed by Meghan Gambling. Cast: Kathie Barnes ● Tammy Taylor

A musical interlude from Bring Back Romance

Week FOUR — OCT 18 & 19 at 8pm | Oct 20 at 2pm
Tickets for Week Four

WHAT’S IN THE DIP?
Keep your friends close … and your sister closer.
Written and Directed by Clara Rodriguez. Cast: Bill Sehres ●  Heidi Appe ●  Constance Mellors

LONELINESS LIKE YOURS
Margie appears with an empty plate and a friendly ear.  Patricia pours the wine.  What could go wrong?
Written and Directed by Darryl Vinyard. Cast: Jeanine Anderson Sheila Shaw

NIGHTIE NIGHT
A girl, a swamp, and secret.
Written and Directed by Elayne Heilveil. Cast: June Schreiner

MY TRANS WIFE
Mara is a transwoman. Mimi is a straight cisgender woman. They met, fell in love and got married. And everything changed.
Written by Mimi Kmet and Mara Wells. Directed by Arden Teresa Lewis. Cast: Mimi Kmet ●  Mara Wells

A musical interlude from Bring Back Romance

Week FIVE — OCT 25 & 26 at 8-m | Oct 27 at 2pm
Tickets for Week Five

BRING BACK ROMANCE (A New Musical)
A new and spirited musical about romance lost and romance found, betrayal, retribution, and redemption through love.
Book and lyrics by Tom Rickman. Music by Barbara Rottman. Directed by Whitney Rydbeck. Cast: Anthony Gruppuso ●  Saratoga Ballantine ●  Stuart Howard ● Samm Hill ● Alex Mashikian ● Michael Van Duzer ●  Kristina Price ● Anne Leyden ● Ivy Jones ● Suzanne Collins

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