A reading of a new play by professional actors, a talk back following the reading with the playwright, cast, and director, and an opportunity for audience members to complete a response card for each play/musical.

Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm

The Telling and Re-Telling of Lucy and Owen

by MacKenzie McBride

The Telling and Re-Telling of Lucy and Owen: Owen meets Lucy, they fall in love, they break up, they rewind and start all over. And over and over and over. A couple, forced to endlessly re-live their romance from beginning to end, wonders if the fate of their relationship is inevitable. They decide to go back and try it all again, this time without the lies or the fear. Could the truth make a difference? Could it release them both from their purgatory?

Featuring: Torrey Linder, Brandi Porter, and Sophia Introna

Directed by Sasha Brätt


The reading will be held via Zoom webinar; advanced registration required. Discussion with the playwright and opportunity to complete a response sheet will immediately follow the reading.

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About the Playwright

MacKenzie McBride is a Brooklyn based playwright and poet. Her plays, which include: The Telling and Re-Telling of Lucy and Owen, A Lovely Damaged Quality, Anxiety Play, Sad Words, and Bitten, have been produced by ESPA at Primary Stages, Taksu Theatre Company, Durango Arts Center, and Typed Out Productions. Her work has been featured in the readings series at Playdate at Pete's, Playhouse on Park, and The New York Indie One-Minute Play Festival. Mackenzie is an alumna of Marble House Project's artist in residency program and a graduate of Florida State University's School of Theatre. Currently Mackenzie is an MSW candidate at Hunter College, getting her degree in social work; she hopes to merge her love of writing with her passion for advocacy and social justice.

This reading is produced in partnership with West Hartford Community Interactive (WHCi). You can join in live or watch it later on YouTube! This reading is free and open to the public. Donations to support Playhouse on Park and/or WHCi are encouraged.


Season 11 Playwrights On Park Dates

Sundays at 7:00p.m.
General Adm: $10

Coffee and dessert will be served.

Sunday, October 6, 2019
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Sunday, May 3, 2020
Sunday, July 12, 2020

Prior Plays That Have Been Presented:

This Living Hand by Richard Vetere
Collision by Dustin Sullivan
Kunstler by Jeffrey Sweet
What It Takes by Jack Rushen
Let It Come Down by Eve Lederman
Something Quiet by Gabriel Jason Dean
Super, or, How Clark Graves Learned to Fly
by Gina Femia

Honey LaBrea - The Lonely Thetan
by Jacques Lamarre
Community by Stephen Kaplan

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