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.ZACK: 2019 Festival of New Plays

  • .ZACK 3224 Locust Street St. Louis, MO, 63103 United States (map)

Tesseract Theatre is very excited to announce its first Festival of New Plays!

From May 15 thru May 26 three new plays will be performed in a repertory festival lineup! See all three plays in three days, over one weekend, or over the span of two weeks. It's up to you!

Discounts will be available to anyone purchasing a Festival Pass to see all three shows. Details coming soon!

The festival line up will include:

Show #1: Earworm by Shaulee Cook

Earworm tells the story of Candles Out, a decade-old punk rock break up song seeking closure with five people whose lives she’s entwined with in very different ways – Sasha and Jory, the two band members that wrote her; Trevor, the guy they wrote her about; Elise, Trevor’s sister; and Kess, Trevor’s new girlfriend … who also happens to be the song’s biggest fan. A strange trip involving music and memory and how each affects the other.

Show #2: Dates by Elizabeth Breed Penny

Dates is a play about Caroline, a recently "unmarried" woman who has been finding it hard to live in the outside world: literally. Unable to leave her house, she attempts to reconnect with her friends, her therapist, and potential romantic interests through online dating, emails, and text messages. The reality is, her self-imposed isolation is merely a ploy to prevent herself from coming to terms with the abusive relationship she has just come out of.

Show #3: Hoist by Erin Lane

Sometimes you don't get to be the hero of the story... even when you sign up for it.

In 2008, the war rages on in a basement bar in Chicago. Skyler, the bartender and an Afghanistan veteran, has left everything she knows behind in an attempt to survive. She struggles to gain control over her present life, but, day in and day out, discovers it lifeless at the bottom of a rocks glass. As she battles with violent demons, she finds there is no escape when someone from her past walks into the bar.

Performance times and ticket sales link are coming soon!