Runs from Saturday January 5 2019 to Saturday January 26 2019

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave
Miami FL 33127

Performance Notes

× Fantasy Theatre Factory at the Sandrell Rivers Theater invites you to its second annual New Year, New Works! play reading series every Saturday of January 2019. The series seeks to promote the creation of new works by Florida playwrights. Support local, upcoming artists and enjoy a display of play readings covering a wide variety of diverse subjects.

Public Stage Reading dates:

Saturday, January 5th, 2019: SIMON SAYS by Kris L. Bauske Saturday, January 12th, 2019: OK, SIERRA by Adam N. Davis Saturday, January 19th, 2019: PLACEMENT by Catherine Pearson Tully Saturday, January 26th, 2019: DJUNA by George Loukides and POOLSIDE GLOW by Luis Roberto Herrera

About SIMON SAYS: Things aren’t going so well for playwright, Connie Carmichael. She knows she’s meant to write for the stage, but the demands of a whiney husband and a lazy teenager are keeping her from realizing her goals. Exhausted, she nods off at her desk only to awaken and be visited by the ghost of the great Neil Simon! Simon is on a mission to help a few select struggling playwrights which will earn him a spot in eternity next to his first wife, Joan, the love of his life. But nothing is that easy. Shortly after Simon’s ghost appears and Connie finds herself doubting her sanity, Neil is joined by none other than the ghost of Walter Matthau. Now Connie’s sure she’s lost her mind. Can Neil help Connie grow as a writer and find eternal peace and happiness? Can Connie find a balance between the work she adores and the family she loves? Can Walter stop ribbing Neil long enough for us all to catch a breath between laughs? Styled along the lines of the great Simon comedies of the 1970s, Simon Says will make you laugh, make you cry, and give a fitting send-off to America’s greatest playwright.

About OK, SIERRA: Sierra is a computer-based aide installed directly inside Davin's brain. He knows that she helps him with nearly every aspect of his daily life. He doesn't know that she is sentient and self-aware. As Davin's life continues to spiral beyond his control, Sierra becomes more assertive in an attempt to keep them alive and well. They will both learn that there is not enough space in one body for two fully-actualized souls.

About PLACEMENT: Five unrelated people find themselves trapped in the PLACEMENT office on Christmas Eve.

About DJUNA: Djuna Barnes, once described as the most famous unknown author in the world, has decided to sell her life-long personal collection of manuscripts, books, poems, letters, photographs and her original art works to the University of Maryland. Among her friends and acquaintances were T.S.Eliot, James Joyce, Peggy Gugenheim, Gertrude Stein, e.e.Cummings, Dali and many others. Liz arrives at Djuna's Greenwich Village apartment to catalogue the collection. The play focuses on the accomplishments of the remarkable Miss Barnes as well as the growing relationship between the two women.

About POOLSIDE GLOW: Afraid of her true desires, Serena searches for what she believes is love and whether she deserves it. Through a series of late-night swims she explores how much she is willing to sacrifice and endure in the pursuit of it.

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