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  DAVID ALEX



EROICA
 

World Premiere
 
July 9-August 7, 2016
 
AZUSA Productions i/a/w Redtwist Theatre
 
Redtwist Theatre
1044 W.Bryn Mawr, Chicago, IL
 
Sun, Tues, Wed @ 7:30pm; Sat. @ 3 pm.

Tickets online or at the door; $20; Students, Seniors, Industry $12

https://dime.io/events/eroica
 
Life is full of choices; love, honor, patriotism,..lies.
A complete synopsis is available under Productions.

Parking and directions;  

http://www.redtwist.org/Map.html


PAST EVENTS


A reading of my play, “N,” will be held on Tuesday, October 13, at 7 pm. at Chicago’s Greenhouse Theater Center.  The reading is free and reservations are not required.  Free parking is available at a lot ½ block south of Fullerton on the west side of Lincoln.

      As an elderly African American articulate conservative woman counsels her caregiver, a young white       liberal actor who refuses to use the N-Word in his current play, the two learn something from  the     others perspective.  Two characters.


“N” was given a staged reading as part of DePaul University’s Black History Month Celebration on February 14, 2014, and was a semi-finalist (from 250 scripts) in New York’s National Arts Club Playwrights First Competition.

The two characters learn something from the other’s perspective as we see how the beating effects Eddy’s decision to perform the play as well as remain the person he hopes to be.


 "N" challenges us to look at the role society has played in shaping our personal, and thus, our national attitudes and prejudices.  Two characters.


A complete synopsis is available on this website.  Click on “Click here for full synopses” at the top of the “Productions” page.

 Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago IL


EROICA will be given a staged reading at Chicago's Greenhouse Theater Center on

Tuesday, November 25 at 7 pm.  The reading is free and reservations are not needed.


EROICA is a timely play dealing with timeless issues.  Set in 1967, it is the story of Sally, a woman patriot living in small town, U.S.A. While her brother is missing in action in Vietnam, she learns her husband, Victor,--the town’s high school basketball star and now coach--has secretly faked a medical condition to avoid the military draft.  2 m, 2 f.


A complete synopsis and script history is available on this website.  EROICA has placed in five national writing competitions.


Greenhouse Theater Center

2257 N. Lincoln Avenue

Chicago IL


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I’m excited to announce that DePaul University has selected my new play, “N,” to be given a staged reading as part of its Black History Month Celebration.


A young white actor is a caretaker for an elderly and articulate socially conservative African-American woman. When he refuses to use the N-Word in a play he’s performing, they each learn something from the other’s perspective.


"N" challenges us to look at the role society has played in shaping our personal, and thus, our national attitudes and prejudices. Two characters.


The Theatre School (The New building) 2350 N. Racine—Room 301 Chicago.


Friday, February, 14 @ 3 pm


The Theatre School building is at the corner of Racine and Fullerton, just west of the Red Line. There is street parking and a DePaul parking garage on Racine.

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CORPUS DELICTI

Sometimes poetic justice is the most just.

Produced by MadKap Productions

February 21-March 23, 2014

Greenhouse Theater Center

2257 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago

Thurs-Sat @ 7:30 pm, Sun @ 2:30 pm.

Matinees on March 8 & 22 @ 2:30 pm.


SOME DISCOUNT TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT GOLDSTAR.COM Industry performances; Thursday and Matinees (Call Box Office) Student and Senior tickets all performances (Call Box Office)


Free parking is available in the parking lot across from the former site of Childrens Memorial Hospital on the west side of Lincoln Avenue a block north of the theater. There is also street metered parking on Lincoln Avenue. (773) 404- 7336; Greenhousetheater.org Tickets are on sale now!

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ENDANGERED Thanks to those attended the reading of ENDANGERED by threecat productions. While home on military leave, Mary announces her engagement to Lizbeth and throws an already tense family dynamic into a tailspin. 4 women, 2 men, single set. For a complete synopsis, go to the Synopsis section on this website. Facebook: Attend Event


ADRIFT July 26-August 26, 2012 Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 pm Sunday at 2:30 pm Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL Tickets: $20, Students, Seniors, Industry (all performances) $12 (773) 404-7336. General seating. Tickets and addition information, including parking and directions, are available at http://www.greenhousetheater.org/ The cast includes Colin Fewell, Gary Murphy, Eric Swanson, James Eldrenkamp. Director; Maggie Speer. Produced by Polarity Ensemble Theatre i/a/w Azusa Productions ADRIFT Isaac Abbas, a devoted and loving son, searches for an answer. Isaac And you are accountable. Yes, you. We all are. I know it’s ironic, but of the 613 commandments, the one that means the most to me is the fifth; “Honor thy father and thy mother.” So dad, tell me, . . tell me how to I forgive myself for obeying your command. . . I’m listening. . . . I’m listening. I look forward to seeing you. Parking FREE PARKING is now available for 5 hours at the former site of Childrens Memorial Hospital on the west side of Lincoln Avenue and one block south of Fullerton. Metered parking is available on Lincoln Avenue. Free parking is available on Lincoln Avenue south of Webster. ADRIFT by David Alex


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ENDANGERED A staged reading by AstonRep Theatre Company at The Creative Studio Space 2941 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL

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EROICA A staged reading at the Greenhouse Theater Center 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago IL Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 7 pm Free EROICA is a timely play dealing with timeless issues. Set in 1967, it is the story of a Sally, 25, woman patriot living in small town, U.S.A. While her brother is missing in action in Vietnam, she learns her husband, Victor, 26, has faked a medical injury to avoid the draft. EROICA explores the nature of faith, commitment and betrayal. In the end, we see that sometimes there are no right answers, no wrong answers and no losers, only victims. EROICA was named a Finalist in the American Theatre Co-op, Coldwater (MI) and Riva Shiner (Bloomington Playwrights Project) Competitions, Semi-finalist in the Mill Mountain (VA) Playwriting Competition and (NY) Productions competitions. It was workshopped in 2008 by NSP Productions (Elgin,IL).

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By popular demand; An encore performance. THE LUTWIDGE CANVASS After it’s wildly successful appearance in Barrington, the Village of Hoffman Estates is bring the Lutwidge mayhem to its village. THE LUTWIDGE CANVASS Saturday, October 15 @ 2 pm. A stage reading by Tesseract Theatre Ensemble at Vogeli Barn 650 W. Higgins, Hoffman Estates. (Northwest corner of Route 72 (Higgins) and Route 58 (Golf, next to Woodfield Nissan) Free parking. Free admission. THE LUTWIDGE CANVASS is a fourteen character no comedic holds barred, zany mystery filled with puns, Russian spies, innuendo, mistaken identities and murder that revolves around the most original and unique couple to ever destroy one's equilibrium. Duncan Lutwidge, a brilliant professor of mathematical logic, is almost as sharp and witty as his wife, Alice. They relish their repartee even if others do not always understand their biting humor. Now prepare yourself for a hilarious adventure back 1939; the era of evening clothes, secret identities and Margaret Dumont. There is no preparing yourself for the Lutwidges, so fasten your seat belts. Love never had a funnier partner or sharper foil.

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Productions: THE SECOND-OLDEST PROFESSION (northest suburb of Chicago) Staged readings: CORPUS DELICTI A PITCH AT WRIGLEY THE SECOND-OLDEST PROFESSION Set in the staff lounge, The Second Oldest Profession is a touching and hilarious musical about teachers waiting to learn who will be fired because of a decline in state funding. As the announcement approaches, we learn the personal stories as well as the underlying conflicts among the staff. August 20, 21, 22 Friday & Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 3:00pm Cutting Hall 150 East Wood Street, Palatine, IL For tickets call 847-202-5222, or www.palatineparkdistrict.com/boxoffice.html Ticket prices: in advance/at the door Range: $10-14

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CORPUS DELICTI will be given a staged reading by Chicago’s Steep Theatre at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, August 11. Sometimes poetic justice is the most just. Directed by Jimmy McDermott. Steep Theatre is located at 1115 Berwyn (one block north of Foster) and is only a few steps east of Broadway (#36 bus or Red Line stops).

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A PITCH AT WRIGLEY, will be a part of the next American Blues Theatre’s RIPPED program on Friday, Aug. 13 at 7:30pm at The University of Chicago, Reynolds Club- Francis x. Kinahan Third Floor Theater, 5706 S. University Avenue, Chicago. Directed by Kate Buddke. "RIPPED: The Living Newspaper Project" is based on the 1930’s WPA era program that brought writers like Orson Wells, Arthur Miller and Clifford Odets into public attention. While examining our past amid navigating our present times, American Blues Theater incorporates scripts from the original 1930s LIVING NEWSPAPER juxtaposed with new material ripped from today’s headlines.