Mission to (dit)Mars, a theatre arts collective serving Queens artists, is thrilled to continue the Launch Pad reading series with ALARM, a new play by Scott Casper. This free play reading will be performed on Monday, February 13th at 7pm at The Broom Tree Theatre located at 23-35 Broadway in Astoria, NY.
ALARM is a Groundhog Day social commentary, where everyday obstacles to equality are examined as the inescapable cycles of violence they really are.
The cast includes Kevin Rose, Lesslie Dodge Crane, Al Nazemian, Arlyn Mick, and Chello Solaperto with direction by David Castro.
Co-founder Meredith Packer states “The Mission to Ditmars team has been very excited about this piece since it's inception. It's themes and the discussions it will bring about could not be more relevant to the times we find ourselves in.”
“With Alarm, Scott has created a piece that holds your attention and pulls you in from the opening scene.” explains co-founder Kari Bentley-Quinn. “The slow buildup of dread and absurdity is irresistible, and it is also a sharp examination of how humans interact in desperate situations.”
Co-founder Laura Pestronk adds “Alarm will get you trembling in fear on the edge of your seat and then knock you off your seat laughing in one seamless move. The world Scott creates and then slowly unravels is a nail-biting riddle of a mystery you won't be able to look away from.”
To attend the reading, please make a reservation on our website:
The Broom Tree Theater at
Astoria First Presbyterian
Astoria, NY 11106
Directions: Take the N/Q to Broadway.
About the Launch Pad Reading Series
The Launch Pad is a free reading series of new plays by Queens playwrights. The mission objective of The Launch Pad is to serve as a testing ground for Queens based playwrights who need to hear their plays out loud. Because Mission to (dit)Mars was co-founded by playwrights and directors, we understand implicitly how to answer those needs. Through this program, the utmost care is taken to foster a safe and productive environment in order to propel the play forward.
2017 QAF Awardee