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Louder, I Can't Hear You

 

2019 METG Festival Submission

Louder, I Can't Hear You

by William Gleason

 
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Synopsis

A comedy about a sometimes tragic, sometimes humorous, aspect of life today—the fact that people don't listen anymore, that people don't hear each other. In the deft hands of playwright Gleason, we see a family together but each one entirely in his or her own world. The point-counterpoint as each follows a separate line of thought is truly hilarious, but there's a poignancy under it. These people who won't or can't hear each other are losing the ability to communicate. The mother, anxious to reach her young people, turns to a psychiatrist for help—only to discover that he can't "hear" either! There's a final effort in which they try to involve themselves a little with each other and a wry, witty conclusion.

Production Timeline

  • Throughout the fall we will have design team meetings to work on the set, sound, and general costume plans
  • We will hold auditions on Friday, November 30th
  • Read Through will be Friday, December 6th
  • Rehearsals will be in December and January
  • All actors must be off-book following the holiday break
  • 2:30 Performance at Millbury High on March 1st
  • Preliminary round all day on March 2nd!