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Meet the Playwright Joe Musso
June 25 • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm• Free
All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players, so don’t you want to meet the writer who brings it all together? Cottage Grove Theatre invites the public to Meet the Playwright Joe Musso. He’ll visit Cottage Theatre to work with the cast as they prepare the production of his play Treehouse. The play was one of the winners of the American Association of Community Theatre’s 2018 NewPlayFest. It was also named the winner of the Center Stage South Carolina 15th Annual New Play Festival. As Musso visits Cottage Theatre, the audience will also get to experience a production of his 10-minute comedy The Rollercoaster of Love. Treehouse is a coming-of-age story that’s told differently. Johnny thinks he’s a middle-aged man trapped in a teenager’s body. Rather than causing trouble with his teenage friends, he reads Shakespeare, keeps a clean room and earns straight As. What follows is Johnny’s realization of what the Bard means when he penned “the eternal summer that shall not fade.” Cottage Theatre will run the play Aug. 10 through Aug. 26. Tickets to meet the playwright are free but seating is limited. To reserve seating, call Cottage Theatre at 541-942-8001 or visit cottagetheatre.org. The event runs 6 to 7 pm, Monday, June 25, and the Cottage Theatre is located at 700 Village Drive, Cottage Grove. — Henry Houston