Saturday, October 09, 2010

Humble Play day 6

Humble Play Saturday, October 9 @ 7:00 pm we have a reading of the new play Quit the Road Jack by Jerry Polner produced by the Lost Flamingo Company and Last Call and Squirrelly by James McLindon produced by the A/W intern company. Mr. Polner will be joining us for the reading.

Here is what Jerry says about his play:
"This play is about a divorced couple whose 16-year-old son has run away from home. Through letters he explains that they are both total losers and he is doing some kind of political organizing work with immigrant worker rights organizations and that they should leave him alone. The mother and father don't trust each other to go look for Jack alone, so they go out together across the contry to look for their son."

Jerry Polner- “Quit the Road Jack” presented 10/9 @7:00pm

Jerry’s full-length play FIX NUMBER SIX was chosen by the Boomerang Theatre Company for its First Flight reading series in 2009. His short plays FLORENCE FAREWELL, GONE WITH THE MASHA, and THANK YOU FOR APPLYING were produced by the Brooklyn Playwrights Collective at Manhattan Theatre Source, Brecht Forum, and Galapogos Artspace. Included in his full-length plays are HALF BAKED, produced by the Story People, MAN OVERBOARD, produced by High Five Productions, and WEATHERMAN, published by Samuel French and produced by high schools around the country. His political comedy sketches, and still more, are at

James McLindon- “Squirrelly” & “Last Call” (2 10 minute plays) presented 10/9 following "Quit the Road Jack"

Here is what James says about his plays:
Last Call: "This play is about the need to connect, the need for community and loneliness." Squirrelly is about the need to beleive, the impossibility of believing, the need to bear witness and the longing for escape."

James McLindon’s play, Comes a Faery, was developed this summer at the 2010 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. He is currently in residence at CAP21 in New York developing his play, Salvation, which will be produced at the Hudson Stage Company in October. His other plays have been developed and/or produced at theaters such as the Abingdon, hotINK Festival, Irish Repertory, Lark Play Development Center, the Estrogenius Festival, Penguin Repertory, Emerging Artists Theatre, and Love Creek Productions; Crossing the Divide Festival in the West End of London; Victory Gardens in Chicago; Lyric Stage and Boston Playwrights Theatre in Boston; Colony Theatre, Theatricum Botanicum, Grove Theatre Center, and Circus Theatricals in Los Angeles; PlayPenn Conference, Telluride Playwrights Conference and the Arkansas Rep in Little Rock.