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100 Years by Richard Dresser
Scarlet Seven Fine Art Gallery
Troy, NY
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Dec 18, 2017 7:30 PM



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100 Years by Richard Dresser
Set in the not-too-distant future, this new dark comedy confronts todays most dire global crises with incisive humor and sly wisdom.  In 100 Years Stevie and Joan prepare for what will be a transformative experience. But what will it mean for their life as they know it? And whats going on with the strange couple living next door?   From the playwright of such funny and topical plays as Rounding Third, Gun-Shy and The Pursuit of Happiness, 100 Years confronts todays most dire global crises with incisive humor and sly wisdom.

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Scarlet Seven Gallery
137 4th Street
Troy, NY 12180


About the playwright:
RICHARD DRESSERS plays have been produced in New York, regional theater, and Europe. They include ROUNDING THIRD, which started in Chicago, appeared off-Broadway and has had hundreds of productions.  It was recently made into a film starring John C. McGinley and Garret Dillahunt for release in 2016.  BELOW THE BELT and GUN-SHY, both started at the Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville before moving off-Broadway.  BELOW THE BELT was made into the film Human Error directed by Robert M. Young which appeared at Sundance.  His trilogy of plays about happiness in America includes AUGUSTA (working class), THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS (middle class), and A VIEW OF THE HARBOR (upper class9. Other projects include the book for a musical, JOHNNY BASEBALL (lyrics by Willie Reale, music by Robert Reale), about the Curse of the Red Sox, which premiered at A.R.T. in Cambridge, and moved on to the Williamstown Theatre Festival.  A new bluegrass ghost musical, THE HOLLER (also with the Reale brothers) was workshopped at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.   He recently finished PUBLIC SPEAKING:  Three short films starring Treat Williams.  He has also worked extensively in television.  He created the web series Life Coach for AMC starring Cheri Oteri.  He is a former member of New Dramatists and twice attended the ONeill National Playwrights Conference.  He currently teaches at Rutgers and is on the board of the Writers Guild Initiative, which does writing workshops with veterans and caregivers among other groups.

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Scarlet Seven Fine Art Gallery (View)
137 4th Street
Troy, NY 12180
United States

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Minimum Age: 16
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Owner: Troy Foundry Theatre
On BPT Since: Aug 09, 2017
 
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