The ever popular Women Playwright Series (WPS) returns for its 29th season at the Centenary Stage Company with four brand new plays. This series has featured the work of more than 80 emerging playwrights and taken 18 plays to full production. This season’s selection features Atlas the Lonely Gibbon by Deborah Yarchun on Wednesday, April 14; The Persuadables by Hallie Palladino on Wednesday, April 21; Cotton’s Tale by Pauline David-Sax on Wednesday, April 28; and Loretta the Yodeling Cowgirl by Vita Patrick Morales on Wednesday, May 5.
Led by program director Catherine Rust, the WPS offers playwrights the opportunity to work with professional actors and directors in a workshop rehearsal process, and to hear their work in front of a live audience. Lively talk-backs with the playwright and cast follow each presentation.
All performances will begin at 7:30 PM and three will be held in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ. The Persuadables has been moved to the Little Theater at 400 Jefferson St. Advanced reservations are highly encouraged as seating is limited. A $5 minimum donation is also requested. Visit centenarystageco.org or call the CSC box office at (908) 979 -0900 to reserve. Centenary Stage Company will also offer a live streaming option accompanying the in-person performances.