Monterey Plays with San Francisco
November 1 @ 7:30 pm - November 16 @ 7:30 pm$20 – $25
Monterey Plays with San Francisco, an Arts Council for Monterey County sponsored festival of short and one act plays written by Monterey and San Francisco playwrights. Tickets are $25 for Friday/Saturday performances (7:30 p.m. curtain); and $20 for Sunday matinee performance (2:00 p.m. curtain). Tickets are available on brownpapertickets.com.
Friday, Nov. 1/Saturday, Nov. 2: He Fell In, But I Did Not, by Nina Solomita; Daylight Savings, by Erik Roycraft; Quest by Heidi Machen; Euterpe by David Norum; Ten Meditations by Robert Henry Johnson
Friday, Nov. 8/Saturday, Nov. 9: He Fell In, But I Did Not, by Nina Solomita; Daylight Savings, by Erik Roycraft; Quest, by Heidi Machem; Euterpe, by David Norum; Act 1 by Joe Nance; Brick House by Janice Blaze Rocke
Sunday, Nov. 10: La Petenera and the Flamenco Time Machine by Nicole Henares and Aideed Medina; The Story of No Existo, by Monique Rose; Act I by Joe Nance; Euterpe, by David Norum; He Fell In, But I Did Not, by Nina Solomita
Friday, Nov 15/Saturday, Nov. 16: He Fell In, But I Did Not, by Nina Solomita; Daylight Savings, by Erik Roycraft; Quest, by Heidi Machem; Euterpe, by David Norum; Brick House by Janice Blaze Rocke.
Nina Solomita, MFA, is a playwright, actor, workshop and writing instructor, and professional editor committed to writing roles for women that show them in all their humanity. She was last seen at the Cherry in 2018 as Seal in My Mother’s Keeper by Jane Press.
Erik Roycraft lives in Salinas. As a Monterey County Theatre Alliance board member, he designs the organization’s newsletter. His play “Euphoria” appeared at the Cherry earlier this year, and his literary sci-fi novel “Crooked Corners Elegiac” is on Amazon.
Robert Henry Johnson is the founding artistic director and resident playwright of 60 Million Plus Theatre
Heidi Machen is a San Francisco based attorney who has served in various policy and executive positions in local and Bay Area government. In her spare time, she has been known to contribute to theatrical productions on or off stage.
Joe Nance graduated from San Jose State with a degree in English and Radio and Film Arts. He is deeply interested in writing, acting, music, and visual art.
David Norum became a cop after graduating with a music degree. After retiring from the force, he became a musician, actor, and writer. He has had two full-length plays “Mozambique” and My Name Is” produced in Monterey and beyond.
Janice Blaze Rocke is the creative director of the local performance arts group, The Eclectic Collective. She has written, performed in, and produced events at Carl Cherry Theatre, Henry Miller Library, The Lab, Dali Expo, Paper Wing Theatre, The Pacific Grove Art Center, and The Lost Church in San Francisco.
Nicole Henares is a poet, writer, performer, and educator who is interested in how Lorca’s duende is a cross cultural spirit.
Aideed Medina is a poet and spoken word artist who creates and performs poetry in English or Spanish as dictated by the inspiration of each individual piece.
Monique Rose is a local musician, painter, actor, and poet. She received her MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and studies art and dance at MPC. She continuously strives to refine herself, sifting through material of everyday life for possible avenues into the sublime.
Act 1 by Joe Nance: a conversation with self.
Brick House by Janice Blaze Rocke: A young woman’s subconscious speaks to her in the form of fairy tale characters as she attempts to defeat “the big bad wolf.” A window into the future reveals how she eventually flips the script.
Daylight Savings, by Erik Roycraft: A woman with an alert mind comes to realize she’s unable to communicate with her husband or caretakers.
Euterpe by David Norum: A short musical cabaret based on an existential concept by Suzy Newman and Kitten Blankenship.
He Fell In, But I Did Not, by Nina Solomita: Sharon approaches Nadine t a restaurant with in an unconventional remark that could be interpreted as a little crazy. During their unusual interaction, however, common ground is reached.
La Petenera and the Flamenco Time Machine by Nicole Henares and Aideed Medina: a dialogue reflective of the connection between Flamenco and historic and present political struggles.
Ten Meditations by Robert Henry Johnson: a series of brief plays that explore spirituality, death, grief and prayer featuring San Francisco based performance ensemble 60 Million Plus Theater.
The Story of No Existo, by Monique Rose: a brief musical about the infinite beauty of nothing.
Quest by Heidi Machen: Frauline Maren, a brave bodacious lobbyist is sent on a quest by her secretive donor wherein she must face such obstacles as twitter feuds, Facebook follies, Instagram kerfuffles, and other contests of wit and brawn.