Stepping Out

Foothill’s virtual play reading festival runs online through Friday evening

Town Crier Report

Foothill College Theatre Arts’ Virtual Play Reading Festival concludes this week.

Tom Gough directs the two remaining plays, readings that will be streamed online via Zoom. The cast features April Aguilar, Meaghan Anderson and Daria Andriieska, among others.

The festival, which began last week, includes adult language and content.

Foothill presents Alan Ball’s “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. During a wedding reception at an estate in Knoxville, Tenn., bridesmaids Frances, Mindy, Georgeanne, Meredith and Trisha hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. As their afternoon together continues, they discover a common bond.

Foothill caps the festival with Michael Hollinger’s “Incorruptible” at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Set during the Dark Ages in 1250 Priseaux, France, the play centers on the Pope, whose promised visit will hopefully cause an influx of pilgrims to the abbey that will restore the area to its former glory. A conflict arises when a rival church claims to possess the relics of St. Foy, the patron of Priseaux’s local monastery. While St. Foy hasn’t worked a miracle in 13 years, the rival church claims its relics are working miracles.

Streaming the festival is free; donations are welcome at secure.donationpay.org/fhda (designate the gift as “Other,” and reference the Foothill Theatre Arts program).

To reserve a virtual seat, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide your name (first and last), email address and show selection(s).

For more information, visit foothill.edu/theatre/productions.

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