Cupid’s Nightmare by Nantucket Short Play Group
Nantucket Short Play Group and The Gaslight present Cupid’s Nightmare: four short comedies on the promises, perils and pitfalls of love for Valentine’s Day. The course of true love never did run smooth. (Bill Shakespeare) Limited bar service available. $5 at the door. Mask and vax please.
The plays are:
Bothered, by Colleen Neuman, directed by Pam Murphy.
Combat Dating, by C.S. Hanson, directed by Christy Kickham
Two Tables, Four Chairs by Paul Bowman, directed by Eve Messing.
The Animal Typology Analysis, by Bill Mogensen, directed by the playwright.
Players include: Morgan Jones, Mark Carapezza, Eve Messing, Christopher Kickham, Janet Forest, Bill Mogensen, Scott Corry, Jenny Whitlock, Marcela Jones, Matthew Ferreira, Adam Noonan, and Callie Kever.
Cupid’s Nightmare is a theme we’ve offered every February for many years. The Gaslight has generously offered to host us and serve up some libations to drown your love sorrows next weekend. Plays are selected from our national Short Play Competition, running annually since 1992! 30 years. One of the oldest Short Play Competitions in the country. Each fall we receive over 100 plays from all across the country and spend the winter reading them to select the winners. Could be any subject, any style, but compelling characters are at the heart of theatre. We look for engaging people, intriguing conflict, entertaining dialogue and a surprising resolution that will make us think. That’s what makes a good play and what we’ll do our best to present to our audience in a staged reading format.