On Monday, December 12, Elaine’s new play Arthur, Reading will have a staged reading at the Wilbury Theatre Group in Providence, RI. To reserve tickets click here.
What does it mean to be your brother’s keeper? In Arthur, Reading, a play about mental illness, Carol struggles to balance the needs of her brother, Arthur, who suffers from schizophrenia, with her own. With compassion and humor, the play explores Arthur’s relationships with his sister and with Michael, his case manager and friend.
In January 2023, Elaine’s play Catharsis Interruptus will be staged at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport, MA, as part of the 21st annual New Works Festival.
In Ancient Greece, two actors, Cosmas and Hilarion, use the occasion of an outdoor drama festival to debate the wisdom and necessity of the theatrical practice of wearing masks. Meanwhile, Thalia, Cosmas’ sister, has her own ideas. The play uses anachronism to heighten the comedy and put the mask-wearing in perspective.