Other Halves

For the first time, the Bare Bones Staged Readings Series brings you a collection of short plays about assumptions and misunderstandings.

About The Directors:

Deidre Purcell (Trifles) received her B.A. in Theatre and English from Drew University and her M.A. in Theatre Education from Emerson College. Her passion for text analysis has led her to directing classical drama, literary drama, and new works. She recently completed her M.A. in Counseling Psychology, bringing a new psychological lens to her artistic work.

Andrea Humez (Ludlow Fair) has directed The Importance of Being Earnest (Arlington Friends of the Drama); Arms and the Man, The Rimers of Eldritch, Two For the Seesaw (Bare Bones) and two ten-minute plays (Theatre@First); Arcadia, Hapgood, The Lion In Winter, and Spike Heels (The Occasional Players). She most recently appeared on stage as Isabella Bird/Mrs. Kidd in Top Girls (Theatre@First); favorite stage roles include Margaret Fuller (The Margaret Ghost, Theatre@First), Mme. Armfeldt (A Little Night Music, MIT Gilbert & Sullivan Players), and Oscar (A Language of Their Own, Theatre@First).

Anna Smith (Small World) is glad to be involved with Bare Bones again! She teaches performing arts at the Bedford Youth Performing Company in southern New Hampshire where she resides, and writes freelance for Broadway Educators. Anna is thrilled that Small World is her first Boston directing debut. She would like to thank the folks at Theatre@First, the cast, her friends and her family for their support!


ONE NIGHT ONLY! Thursday, March 13th, 2014 at 8pm.

Suggested Donation $5 — General Admission — No reservations required


Other Halves was presented at Unity Somerville, 6 William St., Somerville.

The performance space is not wheelchair-accessible.

Parking on William St is by permit only. General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.


by Susan Glaspell

directed by Deidre Purcell

What could have caused Mrs. Wright to murder her husband? The Sheriff is sure she did, but only the women can see the reasons that might have caused this lonely wife to make her desperate decision. Exploring gender roles, marital relationships, and the everyday experiences of women, this play represents the voices of women breaking through in the pre-suffrage U.S., but also highlights issues of inequality and oppression that are still valid today.

George Henderson

Henry Peters

Lewis Hale

Mrs. Peters

Mrs. Hale

Chris Junno

Gareth Haslam

John Day

Natalia Musatova

Martha Putnam Sites

Ludlow Fair

by Lanford Wilson

directed by Andrea Humez

When you're having a romantic crisis of conscience, it's good to have a roommate to help you work through your feelings, but it's tiresome to have a roommate who insists on working through her feelings all the time.



Cal Radleigh

Mary Parker

Small World

by Josh Coleman

directed by Anna Smith

Small World is a comedy taking place during a chain of break-ins occurring on the Cape. When a young couple attempt the home of an elderly husband and wife, they believe they have met their unlikely match — but somehow find a certain common ground...





Kathleen Monteleone

John O'Brien

Ira Kantor

Katie Thompson

Production Team

Program Director

Asst. Program Director

Stage Manager

J. Deschene

Elizabeth Hunter

Tyler Hagan