Wish Play

By Kato McNickle
Directed Bryna Kearney
Cast List

WISH PLAY begins with the jottings of an unfulfilled woman.  The problem is she’s spilling these secrets across the pages of a magic book; a book so compelling and lovely that she stole it from a young man on a tropical island.  By mistaking the book for a diary, she sets in motion a series of events that will lead to her death and the ensnarement of her closest friends and family as the book changes hands by hook or by crook — calling all who touch it to make an entry within its pages.

But the juju of the book demands more.  After tantalizing a person to write down a secret wish, it then compels the composer to return and tell the story of the fulfillment of that wish.  Failure to write the rest of the story leads to people to single sleepless omnipresent obsession:  to find the book and tell the story.  To what lengths will people go to possess the book and finish their stories? The power of the written word and the needs of secret desire unravel this group mourning the loss of their friend.

Can the spell of the book be broken?

Don’t miss WISH PLAY on October 26th at 7:00 pm!

Wednesday evening’s reading will take place at Slant of Light Theater Company, Artists in Residence at the Center for Public Art and Design.

1042 Broad Street (entrance on John Street)
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Refreshments will be served