BALLOON SHOT: Directed by Dave McGrath. This play takes place in a prison cell with four inmates, one of which is Desmond, whose stories of his prison experiences, and the outlandish escape stories, are starting to grate on his fellow inmates. His present scheme, which is to escape via a hot air balloon, brings a loud debate. Two guards arrive to investigate the resulting ruckus, and Desmond’s chief rival willingly reveals the plan to the guards, resulting in Desmond being sent to the Warden. A delightful short comedy with a bizarre twist.
CHAMBER MUSIC: Directed by Ben Alexander. This dark, absurdist drama takes place in a women’s mental institution where eight patients meet to discuss the day’s events in their ward and to ponder their future. Their illnesses manifest in delusion and paranoia as each woman has one distinguishable trait -- each believes they are an historical figure lost in time. The play thoughtfully examines personal struggles with identity, as well as women’s place in society and their roles in various eras and how it has or has not changed over the years.