The Fourth Wall
by A. R. Gurney, directed by Andi Allen
October 23 - November 15, 2014
Peggy, a simple upper-class housewife, has a strange obsession with a blank wall in her house, as she has redecorated the living room to resemble a stage set with everything facing this blank "fourth wall." As each character enters the room, they, too, begin to behave as if they are acting in a play, or even a musical, when they occasionally burst into song. Cleverly tackling contemporary topics while illuminating the nature of theater and its current state in America, this is a drawing room comedy by one of the most prolific and produced playwrights in America, with the wit of Noel Coward and the songs of Cole Porter.
The Cupcake Conspiracy
by C.J. Ehrlich & Philip J. Kaplan, directed by Carol M. Rice
January 8-31, 2015
Max is a timid nebbish who sneaks out on a blind date behind his soon-to-be ex wife's back and due to a case of mistaken identity at the top of the Empire State Building, he finds himself up to his neck in a terrorist plot involving cupcakes. Really evil cupcakes. His date with the sultry Natasha could be the most exciting night of his life - if he can just foil her plot and, more importantly, keep his wife from finding out! World Premiere! Winner of Rover Dramawerks' New Play Contest.
Other People's Money
by Jerry Sterner, directed by Paul McKenzie
February 19 - March 14, 2015
Wall Street takeover artist Lawrence Garfinkle's computer is going tilt over the undervalued stock of New England Wire & Cable. If the stockholders back his takeover, they will make a bundle but what will happen to the 1200 employees and the community when he liquidates the assets? Opposing the rapacious financier are the genial man who has run the company since year one and a young lawyer who specializes in fending off takeovers. This compelling drama explores whether corporate raiders are creatures from the Black Lagoon of capitalism or realists. Winner: Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off Broadway Play.
365 Women A Year
Rover Dramawerks partners with the playwrights' group
365 Women A Year
to present the first festival of plays written in 2014 in Texas March 19-22. This international playwriting coalition, founded by Jesslynn Eisenberg Chamblee, involves over 200 women (and men) across the world who have signed on to write one or more one-acts about extraordinary women in both past and present history. The project's ambitious yet focused goal is to write women back into the social consciousness, as well as empower and promote female playwrights, and plant seeds of herstory around the country.
March 19-22, 2015
Day Only 24!
Rover returns with our famous our famous 24-hour new plays festival!
Five short plays concept to curtain
in just ONE DAY!
March 28, 2015
10 Minute Comedies
The winners of our 2014 10 Minute Play Contest
(Plus a Bonus from the Artistic Director)
Rover is pleased to present the winners of our inaugural 10-minute play contest, plus a bonus play!
The Maltese Walter by John Minigan (1st place winner)
Timmy Perlmutter Goes Flying by Paul Lewis (2nd place winner)
The Cut by Patrick Cleary (tied for 3rd place)
How Nice of You to Ask by Rich Rubin (tied for 3rd place)
The Couch by Carol M. Rice (bonus play) br>
April 3-18, 2015
by Gene Kato, directed by Lindsey Humphries
April 23 - May 16, 2015
Four sets of golfers make their way around the eighteen greens of the Brazoria Bend golf course in Southeast Texas. A father who must tell his young son that his wife is leaving him, a golden years couple constantly bickering over the winning power of a pink golf ball, two slackers in hot pursuit of the beer girl, and a collection of ladies from the Sunset Society (an organization of women who wear orange hats). Guided through the evening by Lyle, the course greenskeeper, and filled with both comedy and drama, this is a true slice of life that everyone can relate to. Winner: 2007 Rocky Mountain Theatre Association Best Play Award.
by Michael McKeever, directed by Carol M. Rice
June 4-27, 2015
It's 1942, and two of Hollywood's biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel with assistants, luggage - and legendary feud in tow. Even with members of the Navy diving out of the fourth floor windows into the swimming pool and running maneuvers in the lobby, everything seems to be in order for their wartime benefit performance. That is, until they are somehow assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this riotous love note to the classic farces of the 30s and 40s.
Come Blow Your Horn
by Neil Simon, directed by Misty Baptiste
July 16 - August 8, 2015
Twenty-one year old Buddy Baker has left home and arrives unannounced at the luxurious Manhattan apartment of his older brother, Alan, a swinging, womanizing bachelor who prefers his carefree life to working in the family business. Alan is only too happy to mentor his brother in the ways of the world, but as Buddy turns into a ladies' man himself, Alan discovers real feelings for one of the many women with whom he is currently seeing and has to rethink his life choices to keep her. This farcical 60s romp was Neil Simon's first Broadway comedy hit!
Day Only 25!
Rover returns with our our famous 24-hour new plays festival!
FIVE short plays concept to curtain
in just ONE DAY!
August 29, 2015
by Abe Burrows, directed by Mark-Brian Sonna
Sept. 10 - October 3, 2015
Julian, a philandering dentist, keeps his many affairs at bay by claiming to be married with children. When he falls for his girlfriend Toni and proposes, she wants to make sure his marriage is really over and Julian must produce a "wife." He recruits his prickly nurse Stephanie to pose as his wife, with hilarious results. This Broadway hit later became a successful film starring Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, and Goldie Hawn, winning her the Best Supporting Actress Oscar.
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