BOA X Program Information and Synopses
BOA X played at the Boxcar Playhouse from March 6 – March 26, 2011.
By Crish Barth
In March of 2009, an online chat-group emerged to discuss Natasha Richardson’s skiing accident. What they ended up discussing was anything but Natasha Richardson — inspired by true events.
Directed by Colin Johnson/Round Belly Theatre Company
By M.R. Fall
Standardized testing is Hell. Or is Hell standardized testing?
Directed by Julia Heitner/No Nude Men
By Stuart Eugene Bousel
A dramatic meditation on puzzles and things that are puzzling, iconic and inconclusive identities, significant and insignificant life moments, and all the times you wish you hadn’t had sex.
Directed by Kate Jopson/Woman’s Will
THE OPPOSITE OF ROMANCE
By Jon Brooks
An imminent extra-marital affair is short-circuited by a possibly public post on Facebook. A play about middle age and marriage in the era of instant communication.
Directed by Stephanie Renee Maysonave/Starting Arts
By Sam Leichter
It’s Christmas Eve near the idyllic shores of Maine’s Wrang Pond. As Bella awaits her husband’s return, a winter storm and an unexpected turn of events bring her face-to-face with an enigmatic stranger.
Directed by Paul Cello/Instrumental Theatre
PROGRAM 2 (March 6 – March 26, 2011)
THE HOT SPOT
By Tim Bauer
A couple discovers a strange pool of light in their living room that, whenever they step into, compels them to perform monologues.
Directed by Rob Ready/PianoFight Productions
By Sharif Abu-Hamdeh
A couple’s relationship rewinds; a review of loss and love, in its absurdity and poignancy.
Directed by Sara Judge/SF Theater Pub
A THREE LITTLE DUMPLINGS ADVENTURE
By Megan Cohen
A delightfully twisted tale of three little dumpling’s epic adventure through the house one afternoon.
Directed by Jessica Holt/Three Wise Monkeys
TWICE AS BRIGHT
By Daniel Heath
A woman waits for a bus and decides to fall in love and break up with the next man she meets before she gets on her bus. She has ten minutes to make it happen.
Directed by Sara Staley/The Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco
PURE BALTIC AVENUE
By Bennett Fisher
A mortgage fraud scheme turns into a clockwork frenzy as three suits struggle to get rich and escape unscathed. It’s a simple premise, really.
Directed by Alex Curtis/Threshold
By 11th Hour Ensemble
Cloud Flower explores the memory of the atom bomb’s devastation of Hiroshima through the tangled dreams of one of its survivors. Using trademark imagination and physicality, the 11th Hour Ensemble presents an evocative take on the infamy of the Mushroom Cloud.
Created and directed by Allison Combs and Ryo Harada/11th Hour Ensemble