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fglogo-320Fertile Ground continues this weekend and here are the shows I have left. Come on down to 1847 e Burnsde (Hipbone Studio) and have fun with us. I have 2 shorts in the mix– A New Woman, Jan30 and 31 in Short & Sweet, and Jan 31 on the 1 pm show with Peter Armetta’s evocative Noh homage.

THE LINEUP OF PDXP’s SHOWS: (The description is only included in listing for the first showing.)

6 p.m. 7 p.m. Friday Jan. 29, 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31.
Family Hardware — by Gary Corbin
Willy is a man of a certain age, who has largely lost interest in sex. His younger wife Katherine’s appetite is as voracious as ever. When Willy’s doctor, Kyle Warren, informs him that his heart is no longer healthy enough for sex, Katherine convinces him to let him try “outside options.” As they try to defuse their marital crisis with increasingly challenging alternatives, Willy relies on his lifelong friend Monica to run his family hardware business and keep him sane. When Brett, the sex maniac Monica fired, shows up as Katherine’s new “outsourcing” alternative to celibacy, the solution becomes worse than the problem. But that’s just the beginning of Willy’s troubles. Family Hardware examines the struggles facing aging sexually active baby boomers whose bodies can’t keep up with their desires to remain sexually active and healthy, and puts the “fun” back into sexual dysfunction.

9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30
By Sam Dinkowitz

7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan 31 at 1 p.m.
Short and Sweet: Short Plays by P-Town Playwrights
— by Sara Jean Accuardi, Audrey Block, Susan Faust, Miriam Feder, Naga Nataka, Rich Rubin, Heather Thiel and Lolly Ward
Directed by Susan Faust
P-Town Playwrights shares new members and new shorts, in alphabetical order by playwright: ACCUARDI – Cold Call: The arts don’t sell themselves; somebody’s got to do it. BLOCK – The Farm:The ants are fed up with being seen but not heard. Until today, when boredom is the least of their problems. FAUST – Perfect Girl: Are we feeding our girls too much sugar and spice? What if they want some snails? FEDER – The New Woman: There’s a new girl at work, and boy, is she different. NATAKA – Frank & Gerry: If a talk-show host follows you everywhere asking about your life and work, it means you’re really famous – right? RUBIN – Smooth Operator: It’s nifty to be a smooth operator…especially during an operation. THIEL – Ob-la-di: Who is this person who lies beside you at night? Maybe Beatles songs hold the answer. WARD – Do You Take This Woman?: Every person is a work of art. And everyone’s a critic.

9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 30
Spectravagasm 8: Drugs — by Sam Dinkowitz

1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31
You Are Not My Enemy — by Peter Armetta
Bathtub Gin — by Miriam Feder
You Are Not My Enemy: This play is freely adapted from the traditional Japanese Noh Drama “Atsumori” by Zeami. Here, past meets present, the material world meets the world of the spirits, and old enemies are finally brought face-to-face on a lonely beach in a timeless moment of forgiveness and reconciliation. This reading especially emphasizes sound, both voices and live music, in celebrating a contemporary American response to the centuries-old spirit of Noh.
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Bathtub Gin: Who is crazy? Who is wise? And what is Em supposed to think about the old woman who has invaded her very intimate space? A little friendly conversation, a bit too much advice and a trip to the library might be just what Em needs to land on her feet.

3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31
Short and Sweet: Short Plays by P-Town Playwrights
— by Sara Jean Accuardi, Audrey Block, Susan Faust, Miriam Feder, Naga Nataka, Rich Rubin, Heather Thiel and Lolly Ward
Directed by Susan Faust

6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31
Family Hardware — by Gary Corbin

8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31
Business as Usual — by Michael Josef
Forethought: Four Short Plays — by Brad Bolchunos

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