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PCPA revives virtual InterPlay program with four new play readings

By Caleb Wiseblood

The Pacific Conservatory Theatre (PCPA) is bringing back its InterPlay program with four upcoming play readings set to stream live through Zoom, over four consecutive weekends. PCPA Literary Associate Emily Trask expressed her excitement for the program’s return in recent press materials.

“I’m thrilled that, by popular demand, our InterPlay series will be returning to PCPA this spring. We will be introducing four more ‘fresh’ plays by four fantastic, diverse, and exciting playwrights to the Central Coast—where we cultivate not just great agriculture but also great art,” Trask said.


In celebration of Black History Month, Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop was chosen as the program’s first reading, scheduled to stream on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 27 at 1:30 p.m. This drama, set in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 3, 1968, reimagines the final night of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life. PCPA Resident Artist Yusef Seevers will read as King.

Other selected plays for the InterPlay program include George Brant’s Into the Breeches! (March 5 and 6), Tira Palmquist’s Two Degrees (March 12 and 13), and Tanya Saracho’s Fade (March 19 and 20). Admission to view each performance is $10. A special VIP pass for $100 includes all four play readings, plus admission to a virtual event with the program’s featured playwrights on Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.

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