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Summer Soup Play Readings

Join us during the first week of school for a FREE reading of two student plays:

Wednesday, September 26 at 7:30 pm
Hope Theatre
Tickets are free and seating is first come, first served
13+ recommended for content.

“Just a Shack in the Woods” by Connor French
An abandoned shack becomes a get-away for two kids who each need a spot to be alone. They build a shared space and friendship from their first unexpected meeting in sixth grade.


“Smudge” by Meg Schenk
In life it’s not always smooth edges and easy transitions, but sometimes puzzles get solved. This group of women in their early 20s navigate the befores-betweens-afters of their shared lives.

“Smudge” and “Just a Shack in the Woods” are the two winning plays from the New Voices playwriting competition. New Voices is a Theatre Arts Program dedicated to student play/playwright development.