Our BVT New Works Initiative continues on line this summer with four readings of new plays — a new one each week–recorded in zoom format by some of your favorite BVT artists and viewable at home.

Streaming begins July 24 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern

Something in the Way by Rick Apicella.  Before taking a vacation, Maggie (Jessie Carina Lanza) reaches out to her co-worker Brooke (Brianne Wylie) to prepare meals for her manic / depressive brother Lester (Martin Flowers), a failed musician who plays children’s parties but dreams of being a rock star and lives above Maggie’s garage. Brooke and Lester connect through their mutual love of music, but soon the thin line between Lester’s brilliance and his madness threatens to unravel their tenuous friendship. Katelyn Machnica directs. This event will go live at 7 p.m. EST on July 24 and the link will remain live for one month.

This online event is included in the BVT at Home subscription for BVT’s 2020 summer subscribers and ticket holders (information and a promotional code will be emailed a few days before the premiere performance). A pre recorded talk back with the director and playwright will follow many performances. Others may purchase tickets for $18 through our partner, Broadway on Demand ShowShare. For a how-to video on how to access this play on Broadway on Demand click here.

Playwright Rick Apicella has appeared on the BVT stage in To Kill a Mockingbird, Next Fall, Montgomery. He performed his solo show, The Prodigy at BVT in 2018 and also in NYC at United Solo, the world’s largest solo theater festival.