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Small Theatre Alliance of Boston

Bare Bones 13: Other Halves




ONE NIGHT ONLY! Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 8pm

Bare Bones 13: Other Halves will be presented at Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville, MA 02144

Suggested Donation $5 - General Admission - No reservations required


About the Show


For the first time, the Bare Bones Staged Readings Series brings you a collection of short plays about assumptions and misunderstandings.



Written by Susan Glaspell and directed by Deidre Purcell

What could have caused Mrs. Wright to murder her husband? The Sheriff is sure she did, but only the women can see the reasons that might have caused this lonely wife to make her desperate decision. Exploring gender roles, marital relationships, and the everyday experiences of women, this play represents the voices of women breaking through in the pre-suffrage U.S., but also highlights issues of inequality and oppression that are still valid today.

George Henderson, County Attorney     ..... Chris Junno
Henry Peters, Sheriff ..... Gareth Haslam
Lewis Hale ..... John Day
Mrs. Peters ..... Natalia Musatova
Mrs. Hale ..... Martha Putnam Sites


Ludlow Fair

Written by Lanford Wilson and directed by Andrea Humez

When you're having a romantic crisis of conscience, it's good to have a roommate to help you work through your feelings, but it's tiresome to have a roommate who insists on working through her feelings all the time.

Rachel ..... Cai Radleigh
Agnes ..... Mary Parker


Small World

Written by Josh Coleman and directed by Anna Smith

Small World is a comedy taking place during a chain of break-ins occurring on the Cape. When a young couple attempt the home of an elderly husband and wife, they believe they have met their unlikely match - but somehow find a certain common ground...

Ruth ..... Kathleen Monteleone
Alfred ..... John O'Brien
Miles ..... Ira Kantor
Deb ..... Katie Thompson


Additional Information

The Directors:
Deidre Purcell (Director, Trifles) received her B.A. in Theatre and English from Drew University and her M.A. in Theatre Education from Emerson College. Her passion for text analysis has led her to directing classical drama, literary drama, and new works. She recently completed her M.A. in Counseling Psychology, bringing a new psychological lens to her artistic work.

Andrea Humez (Director, Ludlow Fair) has directed The Importance of Being Earnest (Arlington Friends of the Drama); Arms and the Man, The Rimers of Eldritch, Two For the Seesaw (Bare Bones 5) and two ten-minute plays (Theatre@First); Arcadia, Hapgood, The Lion In Winter, and Spike Heels (The Occasional Players). She most recently appeared on stage as Isabella Bird/Mrs. Kidd in Top Girls (Theatre@First); favorite stage roles include Margaret Fuller (The Margaret Ghost, Theatre@First), Mme. Armfeldt (A Little Night Music, MIT Gilbert & Sullivan Players), and Oscar (A Language of Their Own, Theatre@First).

Anna Smith is glad to be involved with Bare Bones again! She teaches performing arts at the Bedford Youth Performing Company in southern New Hampshire where she resides, and writes freelance for Broadway Educators. Anna is thrilled that Small World is her first Boston directing debut. She would like to thank the folks at Theatre@First, the cast, her friends and her family for their support!


Bare Bones: Staged Readings at Theatre@First offers directors, casts and audiences the chance to explore a wide variety of plays in a spare, intense setting.



Director - Trifles ..... Deidre Purcell
Director - Ludlow Fair ..... Andrea Humez
Director - Small World ..... Anna Smith
Bare Bones Program Director ..... John Deschene
Asst. Bare Bones Program Director ..... Elizabeth Hunter
Stage Manager ..... Tyler Hagan