November 21: Our next One Night Stand Theater presentation is “The Curtain Rises,” an evening of readings of short plays from the Red Rocks Community College playwrighting classes. The show is Sunday night, Dec. 15 at Red Rocks, and features the following:
· “Pathologic” by Brandon Benjamin: A woman goes to extremes looking for the perfect man while jogging.
· “Jewbilly” by Brian Justice: A Southern-raised New Yorker who has converted to Judaism returns home for a family gathering with his redneck brother and Bible-toting mother.
· “Haunted” by Kevin Peterson: A young couple sneak into an abandoned dentist’s office haunted by a ghost with a root canal.
· “The Dumpster” by Michael Bilker: Two small-time crooks get stuck in a dumpster following a crime.
· “Bye Buddy” by Hannah Hagin: During a Super Bowl party, a recovering alcoholic deals with his “ex-beer.”
· “Knight” by Brenda Hoskins: Cinderella meets her knight in shining armor, but the journey following proves rocky.
· “Tree Hugger” by Pamela Mencher (RRCC playwrighting instructor): A man visits his brother who believes trees are living spirits.