Lynn University announces Jan McArt’s New Play Readings Series 2017-2018

Lynn University and Producer Jan McArt, director of theatre arts program development, are announcing the upcoming series of Jan McArt’s New Play Readings. Under the leadership and guidance of McArt, this program develops new plays by highly acclaimed playwrights through staged readings.

Tony Finstrom is associate producer and Wayne Rudisill is resident director of this four-part series. Readings will be held October through March at the university’s Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center. Series tickets are $36.

Oct. 30

House of Gabor

A new play by Tony Finstrom

Directed by Wayne Rudisill

Starring Jan McArt

  • Monday: 7:30 p.m.

It’s Vegas. It’s New Year’s Eve. It’s 1953. Come join Zsa Zsa & Co. for a peek at a bygone world full of mink and Champagne and… men.

Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $10

 

Jan. 22

Starmaker

A new play by Michael Leeds

Directed by Andy Rogow

  • Monday: 7:30 p.m.

Based on the true story of Hollywood super-agent Henry Willson and his relationship with his super-client Rock Hudson–as told by Henry himself with a Greek chorus composed of his other famous clients

Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $10

 

Feb. 12

Widow on the Loose

A new play by Jay Stuart

Directed by Michael McKeever

Starring Jan McArt

  • Monday: 7:30 p.m.

Can a middle-age matron find happiness with a younger Chinese man who speaks no English (and how will they play Scrabble)? Is it acceptable for a married woman to make love to a preacher, a car salesman and a mysterious hotel guest who keeps changing his identity? And, if a bellman has an affair with a guest, is it reasonable to expect a tip?

Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $10

 

March 12

A Home

A new drama by Dan Clancy

Directed by John Tolley

  • Monday: 7:30 p.m.

This play traces the family history of the Reddingtons—father, mother, daughter and son—over a period of 60 years. The action takes place in a Brooklyn brownstone, but their story will resonate with everyone.

Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $10

 

How to purchase tickets

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Lynn University box office, located in the Wold at 3601 N. Military Trail, online at events.lynn.edu or by phone at +1 561-237-9000.