Play Reading Series 2017-2018


By Tasha Gordon-Solmon

Friday, October 27, 2017, 6:30pm
Liberty Theatre, Hailey

FREE ($10 suggested donation, advance seat reservation recommended)

Company of Fools invites you to join in the new play development process! Playwright Tasha Gordon-Solmon will visit Wood River Valley to begin development of her new play, PAL. Two best friends share their favorite movies, their deepest wishes, their greatest fears, and grow up together—all through written letters—in a world in which reality and imagination aren’t so simply delineated.

Tasha Gordon-Solmon’s plays have been developed and produced at Actors Theater of Louisville and The Humana Festival, Clubbed Thumb, Ars Nova, Northern Stage, The Perry Mansfield New Works Festival, Dixon Place, New Georges, INTAR, and the Flea. She is a lyricist in the BMI Workshop and an alumna of the Clubbed Thumb Early Career Writers Group and the Ars Nova Playgroup. As a director, Tasha has worked at Ensemble Studio Theater, The Tank, The Brick, The Cell, The Claque, Crashbox Theater Company, Brooklyn Generator, Pipeline Theatre Company, New York Madness, Columbia University, Studio Tisch, the New York Fringe Festival and the Fire This Time Festival.

Dramatist Guild Fellowship Recipient
Member of the Project Y Playwrights Group
A New Georges Affiliated Artist

*Part of The Center’s BIG IDEA project The Unreliable Narrator

The Diary of Anne Frank*

by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman

Thursday, January 25, 2018 (Student Matinee)
Friday, January 26, 2018 (Student Matinee)
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 7pm
Sunday, January 28, 2018, 2pm   
Liberty Theatre, Hailey

FREE ($10 suggested donation, advance seat reservation recommended)

In this transcendentally powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne’s voiceshines through: “When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!” This is a new adaptation for a new generation.

“An extraordinary theatrical adventure! Go and remember.”
New York Post

“Undeniably moving. It shatters the heart. The evening never lets us forget the inhuman darkness waiting to claim its incandescently human heroine.”
The New York Times

“A powerful new version that moves the audience to gasp, then tears.”
Associated Press

*Part of The Center’s BIG IDEA project Refugees: This Land is Whose Land

Bee Mini-Musical*

April, 2018 (dates TBD)
Liberty Theatre, Hailey

FREE ($10 suggested donation, advance seat reservation recommended)

Company of Fools commissions an award-winning musical theatre-writing team to create a short musical for young audiences inspired by the visual artwork in The Center’s BIG IDEA project, Bees. We’re pleased to offer student matinees for K–4th grade students alongside uniquely created workshops, as well as a limited amount of public performances.

*Part of The Center’s BIG IDEA project Bees