August 29, September 4th and 5th
Island Stage is thrilled to announce an exciting lineup for their production Perceptions:
An Evening of Short Plays for its Summer 2021 season. An outdoor
performance on August 29th at beautiful Snow Farm Vineyards in South Hero
will be followed by two indoor performances on Sept. 4th and 5th at The Grange Hall
in Waterbury Center, featuring original work by New England playwrights.
Twelve actors playing sixteen roles directed by six directors take six original short plays on comedic,
dramatic and quirky adventures exploring the way that perceptions can be unreliable, uproarious
and ultimately unifying!
Pigments of Imagination by Hortense Gerardo, playwright based in Boston and director of the Anthropology,
Performance, and Technology (APT) program at the Univ. of California, San Diego. www.hortensegerardo.com
Reunion by Jeanne Beckwith. Her plays have been staged from coast to coast and as far away as Dublin, London,
and Istanbul. jeannebeckwith.com
Organic Seed and Beatrix Potter Must Die! by Patrick Gabridge, playwright, novelist, and screenwriter. gabridge.com
Psychologically Incomplete by Maura Campbell screenwriter, playwright, director, and author. mauracampbellplays.com
The Popular Truth Game Show by Lesley Becker, playwright, director. Her plays have been staged in
Vermont and Brooklyn. Her work is online at the New Play Exchange.
“These plays both highlight the importance of perception and the danger of relying on it as our
only source of reality” says playwright and Perceptions co-producer Jeanne Beckwith. “Flaubert
said that: “There is no truth. There is only perception.” I’m not sure I entirely agree with him, but
in the times we are living, truth has taken quite a beating”.
This event runs over two weekends, including the Labor Day weekend. Tickets are $12 and
available by clicking here or at the door.