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    New Works Festival

    Presented by at Lucie Stern Community Theatre and Center

    August 11 - August 20, 2017


    New Works Festival

    Get an advance look at tomorrow’s hits in this New Works Festival. Audiences are given a unique opportunity to experience new plays and musicals in their early stages of development, give feedback and participate in a panel discussion with the artists in the starlit courtyard of the Lucie Stern Theatre. Playwrights are able to rewrite entire scenes of their plays between performances, allowing the audience to help shape a brand-new piece of theatre. Past festivals have launched many new works onto TheatreWorks’ stage and to national productions. Broadway and London’s Tony and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical Memphis, Off-Broadway’s hit Striking 12, the Off-Broadway play Equivocation, winner of the 2009 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, and multiple award-winning drama The North Pool are among works that came to life at the New Works Festival.

    Musical highlights of the 2017 festival include Past, Present, Future: The Shangri-Las (Aug 13, 17 & 20), a musical journey of the ground-breaking 1960s tough girl group, and Fringe hit musical, My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding (Aug 12, 16 & 19), a comic love story from the Tony Award-nominated composers of Come From Away. You can also see three plays including 3 Farids (Aug 18 & 20), a rollicking Hollywood comedy that rockets from casting calls to movie shoots as three Arab-American actors combat type-casting in Tinseltown; Tiny Houses (Aug 15 & 19), a dramatic look at the deeply personal impacts of the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-17; and Deal with the Dragon (Aug 13 & 19), a darkly camp comedy with a Faustian twist. Other events include a keynote address from famed clown/Cirque du Soleil star Jeff Raz (Aug 11), and a bold late-night sketch event inspired by real-life internet interactions (Aug 18).

    Lucie Stern Community Theatre and Center

    1305 Middlefield Road
    Palo Alto, CA 94301

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    Phone: 650/463-1950


    There is a small, free parking lot behind the theater, as well as ample street parking.

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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