5X5 READING SERIES

BCT 2019 5X5 Reading Series

Experience five intriguing new plays straight off the page, and imagine the visual world without sets, costumes or props. Let your creativity fill in the blanks. Then join a discussion with the actors, directors and playwrights who bring these remarkable works of art to life.

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Monday, January 13, 2020 at 7:00pm
Ann by Holland Taylor

An intimate, no-holds-barred portrait of Ann Richards, the legendary late Governor of Texas. This inspiring and hilarious play brings us face to face with a complex, colorful, and captivating character bigger than the state from which she hailed. Ann takes a revealing look at the impassioned woman who enriched the lives of her followers, friends, and family.

 

 

Monday, February 24, 2020 at 7:00pm
Fourth Planet by Dano Madden

A play about the future of humanity and what scientific advancement and sacrifice looks like through a very personal lens. As Dr. Violet Garcia attempts to be chosen for the first human mission to Mars, she is forced to confront the possibility of losing her most important relationships on Earth.

 

 

Monday, March 16, 2020 at 7:00pm
Admissions by Joshua Harmon

A no-holds-barred look at privilege, power, and the perils of hypocrisy. Admissions explodes the ideals and contradictions of liberal white America. Sherri Rosen-Mason is head of the admissions department at a New England prep school, fighting to diversify the student body. Alongside her husband, the school’s headmaster, they’ve largely succeeded in bringing a stodgy institution into the twenty-first century. But when their only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values, with convulsive results.

 

 

Monday, April 20, 2020 at 7:00pm
Do You Feel Anger? by Mara Nelson-Greenberg

An outrageous comedy about the absurdity—and the danger—of a world where some people’s feelings matter more than others’. Sofia was recently hired as an empathy coach at a debt collection agency—and clearly, she has her work cut out for her. These employees can barely identify what an emotion is, much less practice deep, radical compassion for others. And while they painstakingly stumble towards enlightenment, someone keeps mugging Eva in the kitchen.

 

 

Monday, May 4, 2020 at 7:00pm
Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson

The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them.

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love.

 

 

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