Church of The New Play is a weekly reading series featuring new work by local Chicago writers, devisers, and text generators of all performance forms. In each session, a new piece is read or presented followed by a talkback tailored to the artists' needs. This is an alternative to a script submission policy in that it gives creators' the space to present their work as it's meant to be experienced: live and out loud.
"The Infinity Play"
by Paul Brennan
In ten scenes of different times, places, and proportions, a cluster of players take turns to clean up the mess the preceding players put them in, and end up making a mess for the players after them. Two little boys try to find enlightenment in a wine glass they can’t reach, two old men try to win the last game of checkers, two medieval prisoners try not to fight over their last meal, and their strange universe gets more cluttered than clean.
Reading followed by talk back. Coffee & tea provided!