Four short plays about the meaning of family
Created and produced by Beulah Vega
This unique show features four very different one-act plays that, together, remind us that without family life can be a scary and overwhelming proposition. But, with a sense of family - be it biological or not - there is potential for support, understanding, hope and maybe even love. Conceived by Sonoma County producer and director, Beulah Vega, the show was due to be staged when the wildfires hit. 6th Street Playhouse Studio Theatre is honored to present the work of four accomplished Bay Area playwrights who shine a light on this universal question: What constitutes a family?
Audacity - A quixotic take on dating later in life!
By Jacquelyn Wells
Directed by Laura Davies
When a middle-aged woman’s inner judge urges her to give up on romance because she’s “too old” and “unattractive,” two friends prove that family doesn’t always mean blood-related. Sometimes family is defined by the people who are willing to help you realize your best self.
Paternity - The unexpected repercussions of dad’s new ‘love interest’!
By Russell Kaltschmidt
Directed by Beulah Vega
After the death of his wife, a father embarks on a new chapter of his life with the help of online dating. His adult children are more than a little hesitant about their father’s relationship choices. One evening at the family dinner table the “new” love interest provokes a confrontation that reveals a long-hidden secret, forcing the family to finally come to terms with their past.
Loud Money - An audacious fix to the insidious power new-found money!
By Maureen Studer
Directed by Larry Williams
When a large amount of money is suddenly bestowed upon a normal, middle-class family, it challenges everything, and everyone. The money exposes the strengths and weaknesses of the relationships between each family member, eventually leading to a life-changing decision when the family must choose between the money and each other.
2045 - A sci-fi tale about the challenges of futuristic pioneer families!
By Scott Lummer
Directed by Juliet Noonan
Cyborgs and singularity, holidays and Uber Eats: the future is a gleaming beacon of perfection, especially for the family of scientists who helped to make it all possible. But not all that glitters is cybernetic gold, and sometimes you have to make choices between your family and your instincts.
Thursday, March 1 at 7:30
Friday, March 2 at 7:30