The Refugees by Brent AskariSeptember 15, 2022 at 7:30PM
New Works Festival
The Refugees by Brent Askari
At the Ninth Annual New Works Festival, you will experience a weekend of brand new plays read, in some cases for the first time aloud, by professional actors.
Yates, Poppy, and Wynn — flees the country, ending up in the Middle East. The Sutton’s preppy attire and bland food label them as outsiders, and they find themselves now impoverished and in the minority, having to deal with manual labor, bureaucrats, and social workers. Increasingly desperate to return to the familiarity of Western Civilization, patriarch Yates joins up with a former Wall Street banker, getting involved in a hapless scheme to emigrate to Europe. When the American refugee community erupts in rioting, the Suttons struggle to survive in their adopted new home.
Each New Works Festival play will be performed as a staged reading featuring professional actors and a post-show Q&A with the playwright.
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James of Nazareth by Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend
September 18, 2022 at 3:00PM