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Red Fern held its Second Developmental Week of Plays

The week of September 15-21, 2014,Red Fern hosted readings of new plays at the 14th Street Y.

By Kate Bell
Directed by Christopher Diercksen

Monday, September 15 @7pm

Floyd Toone's death brought no peace. Even before they can get him in the ground, his sister Lona and niece Darla discover that his house has been broken into. But Floyd's house is not the only thing broken into or just broken in this family. A funny and touching play about coming out (and staying in the closet) in Texas, and how the right music and the right moves can keep you strong even when it's your heart that's breaking.


By Heidi Armbruster
Directed by Dominic D'Andrea

Tuesday, September 16 @7pm

Allie, a Food Writer in NYC, is determined to find authenticity in a world of internet dating, baby shower crafting, and journalistic in-fighting. But when she takes on the Local Food Movement, she finds herself on the wrong side of an epic food fight. She escapes the city for her father's dairy farm, but soon comes to realize that the battle is more personal than she ever imagined.


By Joslyn Housley-McLaughlin
Directed by Sandra A. Daley-Sharif

Thursday, September 18 @7:30pm

1845. Alabama. An ambitious doctor works tirelessly on medical research that will change women's health forever...but at what cost to the lives of the Black slaves he uses as guinea pigs? Based on a true story.


By Tim Plaehn
Directed by Julie Foh

Friday, September 19 @7pm

After shooting herself in the foot, Abby looks for a reason to live at the end of her aimless twenties. While crashing at his buddy's place, T-Rex hatches a plan to Golf Across America. When their paths intersect, everything changes.

By Jack Karp
Directed by Melanie Moyer Williams

Saturday, September 20 @7pm

It is 1944 and Robert Oppenheimer and his brother, Frank, are frantically working to beat the Nazis to the nuclear bomb. With difficulties mounting and growing concern over his Communist associations, Robert has no time to think about the consequences of his “gadget.†But in 1945, when they finally see the power of their new weapon, the two men are torn apart in a battle over whether or not to use it, and Robert is forced to choose between his conscience and his ambition, his brother and his bomb.


By Crystal Skillman
Directed by Benjamin Kamine

Sunday, September 21 @7pm

Two teenagers embark on an impulsive motorcycle journey cross country. But what begins as two young activists naive defiance against their parents, high school, and you know, the whole gun-loving-politically unstable- human- rights -denying--globally-warming up by the second- screwed--up world!, soon becomes an eye opening adventure where Rain and Zoe discover that the true danger in this world might just be growing up ... and each other. Full of theatrical magic, Rain and Zoe is a race to regain the possibility of change in a world whose days are numbered without it ... no matter what the cost.