2020-2021 Season

Providence PopUp Season

The Librarian (A PopUp)

By Hansol Jung
Commissioned by The Public Theater
Directed by Julie Janson

running time:  15 minutes

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Play Synopsis

Providence Players has produced a special, virtual, free offering of The Librarian, by Hansol Jung.

A family-friendly comedy.  There is a library of your life stacked on its shelves. The Librarian charges 200 bucks a minute to help you rewrite it. Then a clown walks in…

Sleight of Hand (A PopUp)

By and Directed by Mary Zuzik Andrechik

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There is no sign up, no tickets, no need to RSVP.  We will send the link to all patrons, members and donors at the date and time noted.  Then you can watch the show at your leisure, on your time.  Enjoy!

Running Time:  15 minutes

Play Synopsis

A light-hearted comedy, Sleight of Hand follows 95-year-old Harvey as he looks to add some excitement to his life by robbing a bank.  His wife, Esther, and best friends, Arthur and Mildred, all think he is crazy, but Harvey forges ahead on his adventure.  While in the bank, he must confront the flaws in his plan, along with the Bank President and Bank Security, until his beloved Esther rushes in.  Sleight of Hand is a delightful, short comedy that proves that you are never too old to cross something off your bucket list.

Laundry and Bourbon/Lone Star (A PopUp)

Laundry and Bourbon

A Comedy by James McLure
Directed by Beth Gilles-Whitehead
(Running time:  55 minutes)

One hot summer afternoon on Roy and Elizabeth’s back porch in Maynard, Texas, Elizabeth and her friend Hattie are whiling away the time folding laundry, watching TV, sipping bourbon and Coke, and gossiping about the many open secrets which are so much a part of small-town life. Amy Lee arrives and as a good Christian woman feels it’s “her place“ to share gossip about Elizabeth’s husband.  Filled with nostalgia and poignant humor, all three women must let go of the past and accept an uncertain future.  Join us for this wonderful comedy of hope, laughter and longing!

Lone Star

A Comedy by James McLure
Directed by Michael Donahue
(Running time:  65 minutes)

An uproarious comedy about two bawdily rambunctious Texas brothers obsessed with a nostalgic past and struggling to face an uncertain future.  Roy, Elizabeth’s husband and the local high-school hero, is back from the Vietnam war and desperately trying to recapture the loves of his past – Lone Star beer, wild and raucous jaunts, and his beloved 1959 pink Thunderbird convertible.  Ray, his younger brother, joins in on Roy’s chronicles, until Cletis, a fastidious, insecure Roy wannabe (and Amy Lee’s husband), drops in and disrupts a perfectly fine, drunk evening with an extraordinary revelation. But it’s the last revelation of the night that forces Roy and Ray to face a new but hopeful future.

Boredom, Fear and Wine (A PopUp)

by Craig Pospisil
Directed by Sarah Baczewski

Play Synopsis

When you’re stuck at home during a global pandemic, everything happens online—even therapy. Harper is suffering, and can’t reconcile feelings about the terrifying disease with the monotony of lockdown. Jess tries to be a sympathetic ear, but the session goes off the rails.

This play is a one-act and is about 15 min long.

The Parking Lot

by Adam Szymkowicz
Directed by Jayne L. Victor and Michael Donahue

Play Synopsis

A married couple, but will they stay that way much longer? Some couples have the benefit of negotiating the ups and downs of marriage in private, and/or in therapy. But the pandemic changed all of that so J and Terry have decided to use a parking lot as the setting to answer a very critical question… should they get a divorce?