May 16–June 17
Written by Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter
Directed by Ilesa Duncan
Named by The New York Times as one of the top ten plays of 2005, In The Continuum follows the lives of Abigail and Nia, one from South Central LA and the other from Harare, Zimbabwe, as each one learns that they have contracted HIV. As the story unfolds, these two women take parallel and darkly comic journeys as they confront family and friends with their tragic news, learning to navigate the new course set before them.
March 20–April 15
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Richard Perez
URBAN THEATER Performed in association with Pegasus Players
UrbanTheater Company (UTC) continues season six with the highly anticipated production of Fucking A by Pulitzer Prize (Topdog/Underdog) and MacArthur Genius Award recipient, Suzan-Lori Parks. Fucking A will be performed in association with Pegasus Players.
Fucking A is set in a post apocalyptic world, Hester, an Abortionist, must take life in order to save the life of her imprisoned son. Inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, The Scarlet Letter, Fucking A explores societal corruption, sexual politics and the enduring love of one mother for her child. Provocative and redemptive, this is a theatrical event not to be missed.
Festival Director: Ilesa Duncan
January 4–29, 2012
Pegasus Players’ received over 1,000 scripts for two years of the Young Playwrights Festival. Each year, a panel of judges selected winning plays, however, in January 2011, the company was in transition. Therefore in 2012, we presented two years of winning plays in repertory:
2011 WINNING PLAYS
LOVE BY BENJAMIN SULLIVAN-KNOFF
Two best friends attempt to save their friendship after boundaries are crossed.
THE PURCHASE BY MEGHAN IRVING
Three teens help their friend make a life-changing purchase.
PAPER CLOUDS BY ANNA CASTALLANOS
In portrait of undocumented people in America, a young artist paints turmoil in the Arizona border.
2010 WINNING PLAYS
A BUSINESS AFFAIR BY HUNTER SPEESE
Two unsuspecting people are served termination papers and a daunting secret.
THE MURAL BY TRINA YOUNG
A teen paints a mural to cope with his mother leaving and a dysfunctional father drowning his sorrows.
KARL & JOEY BY ARTHUR PASCALE
Two teenage slackers come up with an outrageous plot to fund their eating and video gaming.