Partial Comfort Productions is thrilled to kick off its 12th season with The Welcome Mat Reading Series, featuring a collection of bold and groundbreaking new plays by four of the country’s fastest-rising female playwrights. We invite you to join us on Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7, 2014 at The Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street) to hear FREE readings of these stunning plays, helmed by critically-acclaimed directors. No advance reservations are required.
Saturday, December 6 at 3pm
By Hilary Bettis
Directed by Mia Rovegno
One-legged Beatrice has never driven a car, had a job, or left the 20-mile radius of her small American town, but she constantly dreams of running away to Mexico with her high school crush. That is until he shows up at Dairy Queen one afternoon. As fantasy collides with reality, Beatrice and her father are forced to face the horrifying secret that exists under their roof.
Saturday, December 6 at 7pm
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City
By Halley Feiffer
Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel
Unlikely strangers–a twentysomething foul-mouthed comedienne and a middle-aged man in the midst of a nasty divorce–are brought together when their cancer-stricken mothers become roommates in the hospital. Together, these two very lost people must negotiate some of life’s heaviest problems–and make some of the world’s more inappropriate jokes–as they learn to laugh through their pain and to lean on each other when all they want to do is run away.
Sunday, December 7 at 3pm
Serial Black Face
By Janine Nabers
Directed by Benjamin Kamine
Atlanta 1979. A serial killer is on the loose and a single black mother’s relationship with her young daughter grows more hostile when a handsome stranger enters their lives.
Sunday, December 7 at 7pm
By Jen Silverman
Directed by Carolyn Cantor
A mother mourns the death of her stillborn child, a guilt-ridden midwife considers a career change, and a queer dominatrix must make a decision about the baby she doesn’t want. Meanwhile, a dead baby searches for the meaning of the word ”wow,” a satisfying explanation of S&M, and above all, his mother.