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“Of Aliens and Avocados”: Festival of One-Act Readings

Contact:     Evelyn Mertens 914-762-6429

                     Alan Lutwin 914-263-4953

Email:         [email protected]


October 3, 2018


Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) Presents Of Aliens and Avocados A Festival of One-Act Readings Nov. 15 -18 & Special Performance Nov. 25


Ossining, NY –Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) will usher in the pre-holiday season with Of Aliens and Avocados, readings of seven (very) original one-act plays, an eclectic blend of farce, satire and drama written, directed and performed by local WCT talent. The festival runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 15, 16 and 17 at 8 pm; Saturday, November 17 at 2 pm and Sunday, November 18 at 3 pm (includes talk-back) at the WCT Theater, 23 Water Street in Ossining. A special performance on Sunday, November 25 will be at Bethany Arts Center, 40 Somerstown Road in Ossining.

Tickets are $20; discounts tickets are available for WCT members, students, seniors and groups of 5+. Advance online purchase is strongly recommended: www.wctheater.org

The plays are:

At the Water’s Edge by Carol Mark – Like a turtle caught between rocks, sometimes all we need is a little help. Directed by Bob Rogerson.


Dark Friday Markdowns by C.J. Ehrlich – In the Shack, Krok and Gralek prepare for the post-Thanksgiving rush. Directed by Bob Rogerson.


Give a Dog a Bone by Linda Bidwell Delaney – Can a budding relationship survive puppy love? Directed by the playwright.


Plattsburgh by Evelyn Mertens– A couple comes to a crossroads in a 35-year marriage marked by a mix of love and lies. Directed by Susan Ward.


Still Life by Albi Gorn – A woman at the end of her life, while seemingly lost in a coma, is actually reliving the warmest memories of raising her children. Directed by Bob Rogerson.


The Importance of Avocados by Shelley Lerea – The discovery of an avocado has a surprising effect on a marriage. Directed by Susan Ward.


Z.eta O.mega E.psilon by Pat O’Neill – Zoe just wants the stars to shine again. Directed by Levi Joseph Green.

Westchester Collaborative Theater is a multicultural, cooperative theater company located in Ossining, NY, dedicated to developing new work for the stage and bringing live theater to the community. It is comprised of local playwrights, actors, and directors who employ a Lab approach in which new stage works are nurtured through an iterative process of readings, critiques, and rewrites. When work is ready for production, it is presented to the public at its new theater space.

WCT is committed to furthering theater arts in our community. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and a recipient of production grants from ArtsWestchester and New York State Council on the Arts.

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