The Geneva Theatre Guild's Fourth Annual Playwrights Playreadings program will feature five one-act plays by five area playwrights. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, at the Geneva Free Library, 244 Main St., Geneva. In the casts are several members of the HWS community: Roberta Whitwood, administrative assistant to the dean of Hobart College, Brent Stearns, professor emeritus of physics, Douglas Reilly, assistant director of the Partnership for Global Education, and Gary Johnston, associate provost for Off-Campus Programs. The selected playwrights are from Monroe, Onondaga and Ontario Counties. Admission is $4. Tickets are available at Martin Music, 87 Castle Street, and the Geneva Free Library, 244 Main Street, Geneva. For more information, call 789-1209 or 789-8857.
“Dead Weight,” by Brandon Sturiale and Marcie Payne of Syracuse, is a comedy about a recently deceased wife who returns to help her husband adjust to his new life. The play is directed by Ruth Legg. Jay Hanagan, of Geneva, will direct his original play, “You're Never Gone,” which is about a man, a woman and their daughter and what it means to listen. Hanagan is also directing “Limbo,” written by Dick St. George, of Brockport. “Limbo” is concerned with a long deceased man and a recently deceased man and the ramifications of acceptance. Two plays by Lesley Kennedy, of Skaneateles, will be directed by Nancy Caronia. “The Unfamiliar Name” explores love and remembering. “Trinity” is about three friends at a wake.