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Canisius’ Creative Writing Program is proud to present the 10th annual installment of the New Play Showcase. The event features two nights of staged readings of the new plays written by students in Playwriting 411A.  These readings will be presented in the Marie Maday Theatre on Sunday, December 4 and Monday, December 5.

Both evenings are free and open to the public complete with pizza and wings courtesy of the English Department.  Come see the exciting original works that Canisius’ emerging young playwrights are crafting.  Each short play will be followed by a brief discussion and we’re eager to get the audience’s feedback at every step along the way.  Here’s the full line-up of shows:

Sunday, December 4
6:00 p.m. – “Vesperum” by Becca Hartman,  Directed by Mary Poindexter McLaughlin
6:45 p.m. – “The Final Encounter” by Amber Myers,  Directed by Christopher Standart
7:55 p.m. – “Come What May” by Anna Gleason,  Directed by Kurt Schneiderman
8:35 p.m. – “Business Trip” by Alex Segelhurst,  Directed by David Granville
9:15 p.m. – “Freshman Year” by Travis Jordon,  Directed by Conor Toomb

Monday, December 5
6:00 p.m. – “Immaculate Contraception” by Edward Alba,  Directed by Kelly Beuth
6:40 p.m. – “Goldfish” by Jennifer Vinci,  Directed by Anna Kay France
7:25 p.m. – “Homecoming” by Sarah Pozzuto,  Directed by Michael Lodick
8:15 p.m. – “Boiling Point!” by Thomas Braun,  Directed by Michael Fanelli
8:50 p.m. – “Duffle Bag” by Brian DeFlyer,  Directed by Lucas Lloyd
9:25 p.m. – “All the Days of my Life” by Julia Grizanti,  Directed by Annise Celano

Submitted by: Kurt Schneiderman, adjunct professor, English