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Congratulations to the 2019 NewWorks@TheWorks Playwriting Competition Winners!

Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with Sue and Frank Guarino and super sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff, are proud to announce the staged readings for this year’s competition winners!

IVANKA VS REALITY by Lucy Wright & William Downs
Sylvia, a divorced Hollywood Screenwriter is losing her grip as her career slides into middle-aged female oblivion. Desperate for work she takes a job writing a movie “based on a true story” only to learn that Ivanka Trump was right, “If someone perceives something to be true, it is more important that if it is in fact true. “

THE GOODBYE LEVEE by Mike Solomonson
A devastating diagnosis compels Celeste Banks to invite the audience into her confidence as she hosts a “Goodbye Party.” The audience in turn assists Celeste as she strives to make order out of confusion. Due to her erratic memory and hallucinatory interruptions, her party turns into a chaotic and sometimes comic careening through events that threaten to upend her family and the control she so desperately desires to retain as she prepares for the inevitable.