SEPTEMBER 25, 2020

Closing Argument

by John Scavone

The Woodwards’ adopted daughter, Elizabeth, is missing; Paula has hidden her away. The girl’s original family wants her back, and a court hearing has been ordered to decide the issue, but Paula isn’t taking the slightest chance that she could lose the case, and thus, her daughter. As an attorney for the State, Alan is deeply devoted to his job and the letter of the law, but now finds he must choose between that devotion and his family. Legal arguments and procedure mesh with a domestic battle, in which morality, the law and their marriage are put on trial.
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CAST:
   PAULA WOODWARD          ALAN WOODWARD
                                                    
         Jean Goto                    Sam Repshas   

CREW:
STAGE MANAGER       STAGE DIRECTION
                            
   Amy Benson         Stephanie Hanson



John Scavone
 was born in New York, grew up in New Jersey and came of age in Chicago’s Off-Loop theaters. Following a thirty year career as a stage manager, technical director, prop master and carpenter, he is now living and writing in Wisconsin. Other plays include Unto Dust, Nor Iron Bars a Cage, An Imperfect Storm, The Weed Garden, Fortune’s Fools. They can be found at The New Play Exchange.
AUGUST 28, 2020

Abraham and God Play Ping Pong

by Erin Gruodis-Gimbel

In the wake of the biggest betrayal of his life, Abraham’s faith in God is shaken forever. In the wake of a delicious snack, God’s faith in himself may not be what it seems. In an exploration of faith, the stages of grief, and the rules of cards, the story of Abraham and his infallible God takes a left turn from the Torah and veers into territory that no one ever thought to chart.
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CAST:
   ABRAHAM          GOD             UNDERSTUDY   
                                        
Sam Repshas  Becca Gibson   Stephanie Hanson 

CREW:
STAGE MANAGER       STAGE DIRECTION
                                
  Craig Lewis               Katie Stanton



Erin Gruodis-Gimbel 
is a playwright, actor, and dramaturg currently pursuing her BA in Theatre Arts at Drew University. She has recently worked with GlimmerGlobe Theatre, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (where she just finished her tenure as an acting apprentice), Alliance Theatre, Everyman Theatre, and the Virtual Theatre Collaboration. She would like to offer her most sincere thanks to WSRT for this amazing opportunity!
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