San Miguel Playwrights Announce First Show

By Terri Peterson

San Miguel Playwrights is pleased to announce its Winter Showcase, an inaugural production of original works created for the stage, scheduled for February 5, 2015 in the Santa Ana Theater at La Biblioteca. Reserved seat tickets, priced at 100 pesos, will go on sale in mid-January at the theater box office.

San Miguel Playwrights’ Winter Showcase
Thu, Feb 5, 7pm
Teatro Santa Ana
La Biblioteca
Reloj 50A
100 pesos
Tickets available mid January
Information: Geoff Hargreaves,

San Miguel Playwrights is a group of local writers who get together on the last Monday of each month to critique one another’s works in progress. “We meet in a spirit of constructive criticism designed to improve the piece in question. And actually, it works,” said Geoff Hargreaves, one of the group’s founding members. “Several pairs of eyes can see a lot more than a single pair. Also, just knowing that you’ve a chance to get a reading of a script in front of other writers can be quite stimulating to the imagination and it encourages you to start writing.”

Our premier Winter Showcase is a one-night only event that will be a script-in-hand performance similar to a Playreaders’ production. Nine entertaining original pieces, including two monologues and seven short plays, will be presented. These staged pieces will be directed by three local women with a wealth of theater experience: Marthe Fraser, Lauren Osornio, and Susan Rushton.

Playwrights and a glimpse of their work in our premier upcoming showcase include:

•Anne Campbell – professional actress, singer and film producer; her monologue “Peaches LaRue” tells it like it is with a twist.

•Arlene Krasner – a published writer; her play, “Lunch Date,” is about change, relationships, and loving someone in spite of differences.

•David Temple – credits include a number of award-winning film and stage pieces; in “Fall Colors” a husband and wife struggle with financial difficulties that threaten their marriage.

•Geoff Hargreaves – actor and award-winning playwright; in “None so Blind” after 25 years’ absence, once-freewheeling hippies and best friends reunite in San Miguel and discover that times have changed “a helluva lot.”

•Kathleen Kersch Simandl – published writer; in “Time After Time…Again” while aging is an inevitable reality, it is also an amorphous concept.

•Lauren Osornio – actor, director, song writer, and playwright; her monologue “No Complaints” finds Mae challenged to give the idea a try.

•Mark Saunders – humorist and playwright (30 of his short plays have been staged and two published); in “Endomorphs of the World, Unite!” passing a drug test gets complicated.

•Mather Fraser – actor and director; visiting Mexico and having a full-time maid is the ultimate luxury…or is it?

•Teresa Peterson – actor, director, writer; in “Lost and Found” infidelities lead to a messy situation between a sister and brother.

Don’t miss our Winter Showcase. Save the date, 7pm. Thursday, February 5, and enjoy an evening of unique entertainment. Tickets will be available at the Santa Ana Theater box office in mid-January. If you’re interested in joining the playwrights’ group, please contact Geoff Hargreaves:


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