Durango Playfest: A Shift in Gravity w/ Talkback

DURANGO PLAYFEST PRESENTS

Durango Playfest: A Shift in Gravity w/ Talkback

Fri · August 9, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

The Animas City Theatre - Movies

$25

Durango Playfest brings nationally known and emerging theatre artists to the community. This August, accomplished Playwrights share their new scripts with New York and L.A. Directors and Actors to see their work on its feet for the first time. Audiences have the opportunity to give feedback to Playwrights after performances and mingle with Actors and Directors throughout the week during free community workshops and gatherings. Playfest is dedicated to nurturing an environment for community engagement, education, and new work development.

A Shift in Gravity w/ Talkback
A Shift in Gravity w/ Talkback
Doors open at 7:00. Print tickets or check in with ID at will call. Talkback to follow

Kathleen McGhee-Anderson’s play directed by recent Helen Hayes Award recipient Jennifer Nelson!

A clash of wills disrupts the friendship between two friends, both writers, (born in the Boomer Generation,) when a young journalist visits them in Martha’s Vineyard and insinuates himself into their lives. K.C. is the daughter of a famous black-listed writer from the McCarthy era. She’s had one major novel and never another. The fear of turning into her father and never writing again haunts her. Her friend and helpmate, Jewel, also boasts a stunning first novel, but she’s buried her literary ambition after subsequent failures and discouragement. The tragic epitaph of literary great, Zora Neale Hurston, hovers over her. Both women have managed to keep their desire for success and recognition in denial. But unexpected literary success tests their relationship and shifts everything in their lives.

Print tickets or check in with ID at will call. Talkback to follow
Venue Information:
The Animas City Theatre - Movies
128 E College Drive
Durango, CO, 81301
http://www.animascitytheatre.com/