Come to the 20th Annual New Play Festival 

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When: September 28th-October 1st, 2022

Ticket Prices: Free

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For the two decades, Centre Stage has counted it a privilege to celebrate works from far and wide as part of our New Play Festival. It has always been the goal of the festival to promote nationwide new work development and encourage a broad range of regional perspectives to participate. Now, for the fourth year in a row, we turn our attention to local playwrights, honoring artists from right here at home!

On September 28th, 29th, 30th, and October 1st, Centre Stage’s 20th Annual New Play Festival will consist of readings of the three finalist scripts starting at 7:30 pm and a Saturday reading of Playwright in Residence, Arlene Hutton. Light refreshments will be served in between readings along with talkbacks regarding each script. At the close of the festival on Saturday night, a winner will be announced. Previous winners include Sharks and Other Lovers, Pouf!, and The Purest Form of Hope. The winning author will receive a cash prize and be in consideration for our 2023-2024 season. Audience members present will help choose the winner!

As always, this event is free and open to the public. 

“The Color Purple” was a joyful theatrical experience brought to life by an incredibly talented local cast! It made me laugh, cry, dance, sing and cheer what a triumph! Well done Centre Stage!”

- Rhonda Rawlings

"I just want to give a heartfelt thank you to this amazing staff!! I attended the final show of the Color Purple on 6/5/22. It was my first time attending a show at this venue so I was unaware of the seating & had a panic attack because of my anxiety. The staff was there to assist me & changed my seating for me & my Mother. I'm so grateful for them!! I got to sit in the front row & enjoy the AMAZING show! They were so helpful & I'm thankful for them!! May God please continue to bless this business & staff!!"

"I forgot how much I LOVED a small community theatre until last night when we went to see 9 to 5 at Centre Stage. I saw 9 to 5 on Broadway about 15 years ago and honestly enjoyed the show at Centre Stage more. The layout is phenomenal. There isn't a bad seat in the house. We will definitely be back!"

"Wonderful intimate experience of professional players . We love the venue. A great date night adventure; dinner and take in a show. Short walk from Main Street."

"The cast of The Color Purple production delivered an amazing performance! The experience was so emotionally moving and captivating that we saw the production a second time! Awesome job Centre Stage, cast, and staff!"

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