Four new plays. Four new playwrights. THE BOW WOW CLUB by Levy Lee Simon: The reunion of five friends from Harlem opens up a Pandora's box of old wounds, new confrontations and surprises none of them is prepared for. A powerful drama (with laughs) and a tribute to the sustaining power of friendship.
CERTAIN SOULS by Ken Javie: Meet a gambler facing the bet of his life, a woman choosing between money and love, a doctor delivering bad news. These eight unique stories remind us that hope and the power of the human spirit unite us all.
LAST LOVE by Peter Papadopoulos: An apocalypse outside the door, a disintegrating relationship within. A darkly funny and surreal tale of emotional warfare.
MANLY MEN by Bo Wilson: A poignant comedy. In the dense and murky country of relationships, one man searches for The Answer.
These four plays present a piercing view into different aspects of modern life. All of them have something to say. All of them say it beautifully. Algonquin Productions has a mission to find the best new plays and move them on to Broadway, Off-Broadway, film and television. This collection is part of that effort, and our continued commitment to showcase extraordinary writing.