Genre: Festival
staged readings of new plays by Chad Baker, Daniel McCoy, and Caridad Svich

Highwire Theatre is proud to announce their second annual Testing Line new play competition. This year's series includes three diverse and promising works in progress. Wreckage, by award-winning playwright Caridad Svich, kicks off the series with her distinctive flair. She utilizes the juxtaposition of contemporary text against ancient Greek themes to tell a story that is both unique and archetypal. Adriana Baer directs. Chad Baker's new play A Snake That Eats Itself follows. In this thoughtful character study, Baker tell the story of what happens when we are forced to stop running, face the past and, as a result, confront the truth. Dev Bondarin returns to Testing the Line to direct. The series rounds out with Sympathy by Daniel McCoy. Employing original songs as a lens through which to frame the story, McCoy explores how longing and self-pity can color our perception to the point where we no longer recognize our own actions. Heidi Handelsman directs.
Open:   03/30/08
Close:   05/04/08

Sunday, March 30 @ 7pm
by Caridad Svich, directed by Adrianna Baer

Sunday, April 13 @ 7pm
A Snake that Eats Itself
by Chad Baker, directed by Dev Bondarin

Sunday, May 4 @ 7pm
by Daniel McCoy, directed by Heidi Handelsman

Theater:   Manhattan Theatre Club Studios
Address:   311 West 43rd Street, 8th Floor
New York,
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Cost:$5 suggested donation
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Company: Highwire Theatre         Official Web Site: www.highwiretheatre.org