February, March, April 2018
"Toledo Voices" was initiated in 2017 and presents unproduced plays by local writers in a series of premiere readings held at the theatre. Returning for a second year, the 2018 Toledo Voices readings will happen on three Saturdays, February 24, March 31, and April 28, with an 8:00 pm curtain time. Each reading will be followed by a talkback with the writer, cast, and director.
Performing on February 24
First Do No Harm
by William McMillen
When young medical resident Dr. John Allen goes to Harlem to meet Alice Smith, a pregnant fortysomething who has volunteered for a research project, his perceptions are shattered and his eyes are opened to a world far outside the ivy-covered walls of academia. A warm and poignant play about overcoming stereotypes, giving and receiving help, and the power of 19th century Russian novels.
Performing on March 31 - Three Short Plays
Did You Mean To?
by Kate Argow
A piquant polemical pas de deux set in a gynecologistís waiting room.
by K.S. Hardy
A bittersweet drama inspired by the life of Tennessee Williams.
by Tanner DuVall
A veteran stage director reminisces in a darkened theatre with the ghosts of his past.
Performing on April 28
Charmed Like A Snake, I'm Sure
by Deborah Coulter-Harris
A mysterious, farcical tragedy set during the chaos surrounding 9/11, involving several fictional characters at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). After prescient and powerful Dr. M. misses the exact date of 9/11 by only four days, mayhem ensues. Dr. M. tries to uncover the reason her superiors are redacting Osama Bin Ladenís location from her reports. The mystery ends with many surprises.