Rose Lehrman Arts Center

New Works Festival

Directed by Dave Olmsted

The New Works Festival

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HACC Theatre is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s New Works Festival! Playwrights from all over Pennsylvania submitted their original one-acts, and two were chosen to be presented in April 2022:

VERMILION SUNSET by F. J. Hartland
Della, an elementary school teacher, meets Perry, the new teacher at the school, on the playground during recess at the beginning of the school year. The two share many things: a love of teaching, trivia, and old episodes of the television show Perry Mason. Is that enough to make a more serious relationship bloom? One of them thinks so; one of them does not.

I ALWAYS KNEW YOU WERE AROUND by Megan Dean
Two employees hide in a break room at a retail department store on the busiest day of the year, Black Friday. As sparks fly between them, something good seems just around the corner. But what is truly lurking on the other side of the wall for Rex and Zena? Could it be Hope? Their boss? Corona? Or could it be secrets of the past that threaten their present? "I Always Knew You Were Around" is a story of how the desperation for connection comes with an in exchangeable price tag.

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