JCTC Play Reading: Wish Bone

JCTC Play Reading: Wish Bone

Wed · March 21, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Merseles Studios

$5.00

JCTC Play Reading: Wish Bone
JCTC Play Reading: Wish Bone
Raylene works at the Homestead Poultry Processing plant—a factory that pays the highest wage in this small town in Virginia. Though the injury rate is high, and the employees have no rights, most people in this town end up working at the plant, especially since most other jobs have disappeared. Ray’s husband has just returned from a tour in Iraq, injured in a roadside bomb and in a wheelchair, but Ray continues an affair with Marcus, another worker at the factory, who she has known since high school. When Steph shows up to organize a strike at the plant, Ray’s begins to learn a lot about the world around her.

Phoebe Farber’s plays have been seen around New York and New Jersey. Her play Scrimmage was seen at The Players Theatre (best play, NYC), The Short Play Lab (best play, NYC) and Strangedog short play festival (NJ). Home Care was seen in the Strawberry One-Act Festival (Finalist, NYC), The Aery Theatre’s One-Act Play Festival (NY),Variations Theatre Group (NYC) and at Lab at Luna through Luna Stage (NJ). Jump It was a finalist at The Depot Theater 20/20 festival in Garrison, New York, and appeared at The Everyday Inferno Theater Festival (NYC) and at Lab at Luna (NJ). Class Reunion was seen at The Cell Theater (NYC) and Strangedog short play festival (NJ).

Readings have included Jump It and Nina at Fresh Produced Reading Series (NYC) and Dancing in Captivity at Horsetrade Theatre Group (NYC). Her plays have been published in Applause Theatre & Cinema Books and The Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival.

Phoebe lives in Montclair, New Jersey, has a private psychotherapy practice and is a professor at Montclair State University.
Venue Information:
Merseles Studios
339 Newark Ave.
Jersey City, NJ, 07302