8 Plays in 8 Days Reading Series

Join us for The Deborah Aquila Reading Series: 8 Plays in 8 Days!

Tickets are just $8 each or $32 for a pass to all of the readings.

BuyTick  Purchase tickets online or call the UCPAC box office at: (732) 499-8226 Tuesday – Friday from 11 AM until 5 PM.

Download a printable PDF of all the plays and their information

 

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24th at 3 PMPASSING PROPER by Joe Massingill

PASSING PROPER

by Joe Massingill

Directed by Jessica Aquila Cymerman

Will and Bud are outlaws in Arizona stowed away on a “ghost train” that carries unwanted junk back and forth across the Southwest. When they forgo the comforts of their past lives, survival is the only thing that matters on this purposeless train. Bud struggles with the point of carrying on if there is no hope for a real future. Through their adventure, their passion for life inspires hope in them both to continue on.

 FRIDAY MARCH 1st at 8 PMREMEMBERING BOOTH by Ramon L. Delgado                                                     REMEMBERING BOOTH

 by Ramon Delgado

Directed by Joe Discher

The ghost of legendary actor Edwin Booth appears to an aspiring actor on his opening night of Hamlet in 1895. Edwin’s unsettled spirit is tormented by the assassination of President Lincoln by the hand of his younger brother John Wilkes. Playwright Ramone Delgado explores how both actors’ lives intertwine, influence and incite their portrayals of Hamlet.

 SATURDAY MARCH 2nd at 8 PMREVELATION by Samuel Brett Williams

REVELATION

By Samuel Brett Williams

Directed by Kathleen Kelly

People have disappeared, the Hudson River has turned to blood, and the entire state of Ohio has come down with a bad case of the boils. Playwright Samuel Brett Williams explores faith, love, and the American landscape in a pitch black comedy about the End Days.

 SUNDAY MARCH 3rd AT 3 PMUNLIKELY ALLIES by Joel Richard Paul

UNLIKELY ALLIES

 by Joel Richard Paul

Directed by Joe Mancuso

A true story of espionage, sexual intrigue, and murder based on the critically acclaimed history, UNLIKELY ALLIES, which The Washington Post called “wildly entertaining history” that “reads like a Monty Python movie.” All’s fair in the Revolutionary War!

 

Thursday March 7th at 8 PM – THE DREAMS IN WHICH I’M DYING by Nick Pappas

 

THE DREAMS IN WHICH I’M DYING

by Nick Pappas

Directed by Jessica Aquila Cymerman

In the wake of Billy’s mysterious suicide while serving in the military, his estranged brother Jack is left to care for his 6-year-old son Steven.  Jack is haunted by his brother’s memory and their poisonous past as he tries to uncover the truth. Nick Pappas wrote an explosive drama about an American family drowning in their destructive world.            (WARNING: Violent content)

 

Friday March 8th at 8 PMA SAINT BY ANY OTHER NAME by Joe Hart

A SAINT BY ANY OTHER NAME

by Joe Hart

Directed by Joe Mancuso

Romans are invading! The Jewish quarter is burning!  Shut away from the crying mobs, Simon of Cyrene, the man who carried the cross for Jesus, is trying to die in peace. Joe Hart humorously examines the secret of an ordinary man who had one extraordinary encounter with the carpenter who changed the world.

SATURDAY MARCH 9th at  8 PM MENTAL CIRCUS by Aaron Mark

MENTAL CIRCUS

Written and Directed by

Aaron Mark

The circus is in town and a renegade clown is on the loose. Mental Circus tells the comedic and disturbing story of a destructive, compulsively lying, pill popping clown as he opens up his one-man “minimalist circus” in Coney Island, the enigmatic Cirque du Mental.

 

SUNDAY MARCH 10th at 3 PMCOMPLICITY  by Denis Johne

COMPLICITY

by Denis Johne

A doublewide mobile home, a 14 years old-pregnant teenager, a perpetually unemployed father and a 500 pound grandfather, throw in an ancient Malaysian cult leader and you have a raucous good time. Complicity by Denis Johnes is a raunchy comedy about Carrie, a sensible intelligent middle-aged woman in the midst of her insanely, hilarious family in Pontiac, Michigan.