Highwire Theatre presents Testing the Line 2008 | Open: 03/30/08 Close: 05/04/08
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.