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Small Theatre Alliance of Boston

Festival at First 10: Heroes and Villains

 

Performance Schedule

Performances will take place at Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville, MA 02144. For more information please email festival@theatreatfirst.org.

Thursday August 16 8pm
Friday August 17 8pm
Saturday August 18 8pm
Thursday August 23 8pm
Friday August 24 8pm
Saturday August 25 3pm (matinee)

 


The Plays

 

Alexander the Great, by James T. Ferguson

Director: Mary Ferrara

How much territory does one man really need to conquer, anyway?

Alexander the Great......Jenny Gutbezahl
One............................Jim Muzzi
Two............................Andy Lebrun
Three..........................Suzy Cosgrove


 

Beatrix Potter Must Die, by Patrick Gabridge

Director: Sue Downing

A desperate American farmer travels back in time for an unusual solution to his plague of rabbits. He decides to kill Beatrix Potter, before she can publish her famous Peter Rabbit books (which makes everyone think rabbits are cute). But Beatrix is no pushover, and things don't go quite as farmer MacGregor plans.

Sam McGregor..........Srihas Sampath
Beatrix Potter...........Elizabeth Leonard


 

A Conversation with Shadows, by Fred Norton

Director: Ryan Walsh

The trouble with invincibility is that it removes consequence and without consequence there are no stakes. How can any world accept an individual for whom no consequences exist?

The Gadgeteer.......Keegan Hannon
Pinnacle................Bradley Starr


 

Cow, by Scott Mullen

Director: Ben Cordes

Wendy confronts Quinn on a park bench; it turns out that both have secret super powers, and had a previous altercation involving a cow Wendy tried to stop Quinn from flying away with. But as they talk, they discover common ground.

Quinn...........Kathy Bedard
Wendy.........Shannon Keane


 

Future Girl Visits Barbie's Mom, by Erin Sullivan

Director: Deidre Purcell

When a girl from the future time travels to visit her hero, Ruth Handler, the creator of the Barbie doll, she's looking for help she believes only Ruth can give. Ruth is skeptical of the girl's story and doesn't believe she could help, but she listens and learns more about herself than she expects. In the end, when the girl begins to come out of anesthesia, both she and Ruth are deeply affected by their encounter.

Future Girl...........Ela Dugan
Ruth Handler.......Robin Abrahams


 

Gyros of Olympus, by Michael Lin

Director: Mackenzie Carroll

Hera, owner of the Gyros of Olympus restaurant, and her step-son Hercules are visited one day by Helen and her mother Leda. A conversation about dating and lovers takes a strange turn when Leda mentions her weirdly affectionate swan. Hera makes a quick trip to the lake and returns with lunch’s special menu item wrapped in a burlap sack.

Hera...........Mary Parker
Hercules......Adam Schofield-Bodt
Leda...........Elizabeth Leonard
Helen..........Katie Armstrong


 

Heroic Deeds, by Naomi Hinchen

Director: Renee Walsh

In which a would-be warrior hero wants to start her career by killing a witch, and a witch just wants to get this batch of muffins done.

Witch................Nicole Viau
Warrior Hero......Meg Boeni


 

If You Could Go Back, by Arthur Jolly

Director: Stephanie Haddad

When a geeky guy invents a time travel machine to go back and kill Adolf Hitler, his future roommate uses it to try and stop the would-be assassin in a comedic look at the cycle of violence.

Stanley..........Andy Lebrun
Jenny............Katelyn Tustin
Mark.............Richie DeJesus


 

The Interview, by Carlton Powers

Director: Santiago Rivas

The applicant seeks a job with an unusual organization. All is not as it seems.

Minion...............Tomo Lazovich
Applicant...........Anjie Parker
Mastermind........Mary Parker


 

The Maltese Walter, by John Minigan

Director: Jess Viator

On the eve of his wedding day, mild-mannered accountant and sometimes superhero Walter visits therapist Dr. Eddy with a big problem: Walter’s fiancée refuses to marry him unless he gives up his superpower and secret identity: Noir-Man, able to transform any moment into film noir. When fiancée Vera arrives, she and Dr. Eddy convince Walter to "go straight," but the therapy takes a dark and unexpected turn.

Walter.............Richie DeJesus
Dr. Eddy..........Adam Schofield-Bodt
Vera................Leslie Drescher

 

Crew

Festival Producer ..... Stephanie Haddad