Stonehill Student Playwrights Take Center Stage

February 12, 2015


Three Stonehill student playwrights will take center stage on Sunday, February 15th at 4 p.m.* when their short plays will be performed as part of the seventh annual 4 x 3 Festival at Hemingway Theatre. The event will be free and open to the public.

The three playwrights include Emily Brain ’15, Kevin Hotaling ’17, and Margaret Lepley ’17. Below are previews of their plays, which are being directed by current and past Stonehill students.  Below are synopses of each play.

“Chasing Hope” by Emily Brain ’15. Directed by Kalee Burrows ’13

Two sisters, Casey (18) and Evie (13) Chase, have run away from the abusive foster home where they were placed after the death of their mother.  They have returned to their former house and are searching through the attic for mementoes from their childhood while making plans for the future.

“How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You” by Margaret Lepley ’17. Directed by Dylan Turner ’17

Dana Black and Abbey Comeau, both 22, have been friends since childhood.  During the course of the play, Abbey discovers Dana has decided to forego any further treatment for the cancer that is slowly killing her.  Abbey finds it difficult to accept Dana’s decision.

“What Was Lost” by Margaret Lepley ’17. Directed by James Petty ’05

While waiting for their parents to join them to watch the 4th of July Parade, two brothers, Ellis and Jones, meet for the first time since Jones was released after two years in prison.  Old grievances are rehashed as the brothers try to find a way to reconcile their differences.

“I Went to an Art Museum” by Kevin Hotaling ’17. Directed by Christopher Crider-Plonka ’16

A disturbed young man, Buddy, finds help in facing up to the recent passing of his mother from Hank, a college student studying in the public library. 

*Weather permitting