The Noble Animal
by Charles Templeton
"I think about them when I wake up. I think about them when I go to sleep at night. And I dream about them."
War is hell, but sometimes even when the war is over, the hell continues. A cop and a veteran struggle to understand each others' worlds during a battle that can have no victor.
- Police Officer: Jocelyn Morelli
- Veteran: Edward Bibber
by Tom Gorsuch
"Then we started forgetting to take off the costumes."
A young married couple are growing up but growing apart. They don't seem to know what to do about it. One yearns for the past and the other can see only the future; perhaps Fluffy can bring them together again.
- Kevin: Tony Stephenson
- Amy: Jocelyn Morelli
Atlanta is Burning
by Wendy Taylor Carlisle
"The guitar player laid me on a stranger's bathroom floor."
A relationship from decades ago, tragically ended but never forgotten, continues in this hauntingly lyric poem adapted to the stage. The girlfriend, the guitar player, and the guitar player's ex-lover reminisce and regret.
- Guitar Player: Dan Bennett
- Guitar Player's Girlfriend: Pearl Brick
- Guitar Player's Ex-Lover: Virginia Ralph
The Bride's Father
by Ann Hopkins
"Is that what he thinks, Molly? That we're not good enough for his little girl?"
Southern Louisiana meets Chicago's Lake Shore Drive at a Eureka Springs wedding. This tale of a good ol' boy, a college professor, a bride, and a clash of cultures reveals the common thread of decency and empathy running through us all.
- Hank: Bryan Manire
- Molly: MacKenzie Doss
- Robert: Dan Bennett
- DJ: Gem
Flags of Honor
by Tom Gorsuch
"Get your ass back up North with your chickenshit Yankee friends."
A redneck and a Yankee discuss politics in Basin Spring Park. You know that can't end well.
- Jeb: Tony Stephenson
- Yankee: Tom Gorsuch
SLAM POETRY SHOWCASE
by Molly Sroges and MacKenzie Doss