Outside the Box is a new series for PPCT to perform scripts not chosen for the main stage, gauge audience feedback on new scripts or those by local playwrights, give more people an opportunity to be involved in our community theater, and broaden our reach into the community. Performances will be done readers theater style and open to the public to attend, with a free will offering requested to help cover costs.
Love, Loss, and What I Wore
By Delia & Nora Ephron
March 24, 2023, 7:30 p.m., St. Charles Lounge
A play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes, and memory covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses, and why we only wear black. Based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman.
An Experiment With an Air Pump
By Shelagh Stephenson
June 10, 2023, 7:30 p.m., Grey Goose Store & Social Club
1799—On the eve of a new century, a Northern English house buzzes with scientific experiments, furtive romance, and farcical amateur dramatics. Present Day—In a world of scientific chaos and genetic engineering, the same house reveals a dark secret buried for 200 years.
In the Next Room
By Sarah Ruhl
October 13, 2023, 7:30 p.m., St. Charles Lounge
Set in the 1880s at the dawn of the age of electricity and based on the bizarre historical fact that doctors used vibrators to treat “hysterical” women (and some men), the play centers on a doctor and his wife and how his new therapy affects their entire household.
Be watching for more details on each show.
*Dates subject to change.