Local Lab 2016

Festival plays

Lottie in the Late Afternoon
by Amelia Roper
directed by Megan Mathews

Lottie is trying to be a good person. Lottie is trying to be a good friend. She’s cooking good food, buying nice gifts, saying all the right things and reading all the important books. Because it's a vacation! And everyone loves vacations! And everyone loves Lottie! She's so fun! All the time! Well, she can be! If she tries! Surely! Amelia Roper's hilarious play Lottie in the Late Afternoon is about being broke, sad, hurting, lonely and accidentally choosing a vacation house on the edge of a terrifying cliff.

The Rape of the Sabine Women, by Grace B. Matthias
by Michael Yates Crowley
directed by Christy Montour-Larson

This is a story of opposites. Boys and girls. Lawyers and teachers. Football and art. Sober and drunk. Yes and no. Jeff and Bobby are stars of the gridiron, ready to lead the Springfield High Romans to Homecoming victory. But standing in front of the end zone is Grace B. Matthias, who has accused the two football heroes of rape. Michael Yates Crowley's fast-paced, in-your-face comedy of truth and deception uses the myths of the Roman Empire to explore what it means to love--and turn your back on--someone.

The History Room
by Charlie Thurston
directed by Pesha Rudnick

We should always keep our promises, right?  In this dark, fantastical comedy, Steve made a promise to kill his best friend, Helen, if she descends into dementia like her mother. Now, 20 years later, while navigating the many faces of Helen's illness, her stubborn caregiver husband, her estranged daughter, and the blood-thirsty ghost of his own son, Steve must determine Helen's fate. Part farce, part magical realism, The History Room by Charlie Thurston explores honor, loss, the integrity of memory, and who should decide how it ends.
* The History Room is presented in partnership with Creede Repertory Theatre, which will present the world premiere this summer (Pesha Rudnick directing).


Festival dates

March 11-13, 2016


eTown Hall
1535 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302