Festival Weekend - November 12-14

We are excited to return to THE GARAGE THEATRE in Long Beach for this in-person & virtual event. If you want to attend in person, call or text Karen in our box office at 323-377-2988 for a required reservation. Space is limited. Everyone attending in person must show proof of vaccination (with identification) and wear a mask to enter the theatre.

If you aren't in Long Beach, or can't or don't want to attend in person, you can attend any of the readings virtually by registering HERE. Registration for virtual presentations closes one hour before curtain, so don't delay! (and update your Zoom to the latest version)

It's thrilling to be planning a theatre event after all this time. We at Panndora have missed you all terribly and can't wait to see you again!

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HERE'S THE SCHEDULE OF READINGS 

FRIDAY NOV 12 @ 8PM

PINEAPPLE AND OTHER OPTIONS 

by Jeanmarie Simpson

Newly retired social worker and rookie crisis hotline volunteer, AJ sits alone in the office desperate to save Helen from herself. As Helen slips between the worlds after eating a huge assortment of pills, Elizabeth “Betsy” Pennington greets Helen and takes her on a journey designed to convince her to return and invent a new kind of educational model. PINEAPPLE AND OTHER OPTIONS braids the stories of three women into a – literally – constructive theatrical experience.
with Sonja Berggren, Tiffani Nanka-Bruce, Pam Paulson, and Rebecca Taylor

SATURDAY NOV 13 @ 1PM

THE BREAKFAST AT THE BOOKSTORE 

by Lisa Langford

It’s 1973, baby, five years after the 1968 Glenville Uprising. Dot wants to open a Black Revolutionary Bookstore. Sharpe, Dot’s common-law husband and a former Black nationalist, wants anything but.  
with Kea Bird-Hamilton, Craig Johnson, Ree Johnson, Pam Paulson, and Pete Taylor

SATURDAY NOV 13 @ 4PM

IF NOBODY DOES REMARKABLE THINGS 

by Emma Gibson

This afternoon, in the middle of a category 6 dust storm, a cargo ship took refuge in the local harbor. Joel is on board and he needs somewhere to stay. Paul thinks they should rescue him but Anna’s not so sure. Not after what Joel did 14 years ago. A fierce new play about climate change and forgiveness that explores what happens when we reach the point of no return.
with Maura Grace Athari, Chloe Ness, Erik Pfeifer, Bill Vetro, Karen Wray, and Pam Paulson 

SUNDAY NOV 14 @ 1PM

MAMA, I WISH I WERE SILVER 

by Amanda L. Andrei

On a cold January day in 2020, Sofia and Ariel, two estranged Filipina American half-sisters, reunite in Virginia to clean out the photographs, papers, and letters of their recently deceased mother. When they find a cassette tape seemingly recorded on the 1972 declaration of martial law in the Philippines, when Ariel was born, they realize that what their mother left behind has a life of its own. If family history repeats itself, can we choose which one to repeat?
with Trina Estanislao, Lovelle Liquigan, and Aurelio Locsin 

SUNDAY NOV 14 @ 4PM

ABIGAIL 

by Sarah Tuft

When Hollywood director Ben Meyers is blacklisted after his inappropriate comments to women, his wife - renowned stage actress Savannah Wainscott - hires him to direct “The Crucible” on Broadway. But when he casts a YouTube star to play Abigail Williams, the beauty influencer’s objections to the role’s misogyny upend the play and all its players. A nuanced portrait of a marriage that unpacks an older woman’s complicity as it collides with a younger woman’s idealism, ABIGAIL exposes how the excuses we make for our revered giants work to perpetuate the cycle of predatory behavior.
with Maura Grace Athari, Joshua Evans, Erik Pfeifer, Karen Wray, and Pete Taylor

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AND THIS SPRING...

More big plans for Panndora. We hope to return to THE GARAGE THEATRE to produce this beautiful play by Doc Andersen-Bloomfield this coming spring 2022. Covid shut us down in May 2020, but we never lost our love for this play which came out of our PANNDORA'S BOX Festival in 2019. Stay tuned for details!


 

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