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Theatre: The Play

Written and directed by Ryan Beil and Mark Chavez

November 24­–29

Livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube


The Nearlake Theatre Festival & Bar & Grill faces certain closure if they can't produce a hit show. Dudley, the festival's intrepid artistic director, throws out all the stops in an attempt to stage a masterpiece the likes of which the theatre world has never seen: Macbeth, War on Christmas. But, can the cast and crew deal with their personal demons before the punters show up? Theatre: The Play is both a love letter and a cheeky middle finger to the world of theatre, asking “why would anyone work in this unforgiving and unstable field of make believe?”. This production will take the form of an enhanced radio play and will be livestreamed.

Theatre: The Play received a reading at Bard on the Beach’s Bard Lab Reading Series in 2018.

Artwork by Emily Cooper