Thursday January 17, 2013

PITTSFIELD -- Barrington Stage Company’s 10x10 New Play Festival, featuring 10 new 10-minute plays, returns for its second season Feb. 14 at BSC’s St. Germain Stage, at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St.

Press opening is Feb. 17 at 3 p.m.

The festival is part of Pittsfield’s 2013 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival, Feb. 14-24.

The plays are being directed by BSC artistic director Julianne Boyd, BSC associate artist and 10x10 playwright Christopher Innvar, BSC’s Playwright Mentoring Project director Frank La Frazia, and WAM Theatre artistic director Kristen van Ginhoven.

The acting company for the plays will be announced shortly.

BSC’s New Play Festival runs through through March 3 with performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30, and Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 3.

The plays are:

n "There’s No Here Here" by Craig Pospisil. At a Parisian café, a writer confronts his girlfriend when an unexpected guest butts into their conversation. Innvar directs.

n "You Haven’t Changed A Bit" by Donna Hoke. Len hopes that Lottie will finally show up at their 70th high school reunion. van Ginhoven directs.

n "Christmas Eve, Many Years From Now" by Martha Patterson. Two-and-a-half thousand years after the Apocalypse, three cave people celebrate Christmas Eve. LaFrazia directs.


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n "Freefalling" by Aurin Squire. Two passengers and a flight attendant give their moment-by-moment accounts of what happens when tomorrow is no longer certain. Boyd directs.

n "Camberwell House" by Amelia Roper. Annie, a tenant of Camberwell House, tells a tale of old age, murder and gingernut biscuits. Boyd directs.

n "The Wilderness" by James McLindon. A wounded Yankee and a wounded Confederate soldier are trapped in no-man’s land in a desperate struggle to survive their circumstances -- and each other. Innvar directs.

n "Context" by John C. Davenport. The characters involved in a breakup say what’s on their minds - but not to each other. van Ginhoven directs.

n "The Bounce" by Jacqueline Goldfinger. Sula Lee recounts a tragic love story and what’s important in life. Frank LaFrazia directs.

n "The Stand-In" by Brett Hursey. At an audition, a young actress finds herself being outshined by an unexpected character. Boyd directs.

n "Higher Ground" by Christopher Innvar. A father and son venture in search of gas after the devastation from a major hurricane. Innvar directs.

Complete ticket information is available by phone at (413) 236-8888 (toll-free at 855-TIX-2BSC); or online at www.barringtonstageco.org.