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The Right Brain Project has announced the directors and two productions, both by local playwrights, that make up the company’s 2019 season.
The season kicks off in the spring with the world premiere of “Lured: The Curse of Swans”, written by Terry Boyle, and directed by Becca Holloway, followed by the world premiere of Jillian Leff’s “(Non)Fiction” directed by Kathi Kaity.
The Right Brain Project’s 2019 Season:
LURED: The Curse of Swans
By Terrence Boyle
Directed by Becca Holloway
It is the tenth anniversary since Paddy, husband to Grainne and father to Maeve and Deirdre, died. His passing, and the circumstances of his death, has created a rift in the family. In order to bridge this gap, Grainne has organized a family trip to Ireland. On the eve of the journey, they prepare to reunite after a period of painful separation. While living in the same city, they have managed to drift apart, fearing the intimacy that breaks open old wounds. As the evening passes and their impending journey gets closer, shadows of the past start to haunt them. Caught between the people they once were and the people they have become, each one must decide what is true and what is false.
By Jillian Leff
Directed by Kathi Kaity
Stephanie and Mike are a couple who think they have it figured out. He’s an accountant moving up in his firm, and she is an aspiring writer who has recently quit her day job to pursue writing full time. Mike wants to help with her novel in any and every way he can. But Stephanie won’t let him read a single page of her rough draft- she wants to keep it a surprise.
After a year of writing, submitting, edits and dealing with her new agent, Dan, the book is finally ready to be published. Mike excitedly reads it only to find out it’s about his childhood growing up and eventually escaping from a cult. As the buzz for Stephanies’s book grows, so does the danger of Mike’s past finally coming back for him.
(Non)Fiction examines the line between fact and fiction. When does an artist have a right to a story? And ultimately, who does the story belong to- the person who told it or the person who lived it?
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