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Ashland New Plays Festival opens its 2018 season March 25th

 Production photo from The Luckiest People world premiere at Curious Theatre Company, photo by Michael Ensminger

Production photo from The Luckiest People world premiere at Curious Theatre Company, photo by Michael Ensminger

Ashland New Plays Festival will open its 2018 season

by staging a dramatic reading of a family drama, Your Best One, on Sunday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Southern Oregon University’s Music Recital Hall. Tickets are available now at www.ashlandnewplays.org.

The play by Meridith Friedman will feature actors Rex Young, James Edmondson, Paul Michael Garcia and Kate Berry. The four are well-known to Ashland audiences and previously appeared in Friedman’s play The Luckiest People at ANPF’s 2015 Fall Festival. They will reprise their original roles and Paul Mason Barnes will direct.
Meridith Friedman at ANPF 2015, archival photo
“I love, love, love Ashland,” said Friedman, who lives in Los Angeles and writes for television.  “ANPF has terrific, smart, insightful patrons, and I’m looking forward to finding out their feedback on the play.”

Your Best One and Friedman’s 2015 play are part of a trilogy commissioned by Denver’s Curious Theatre Company, where The Luckiest People received its world premiere performance last year. The third part, as yet untitled, will be presented by ANPF on May 13 at SOU’s Main Theatre.

The story of Your Best One centers around the Hoffman family, including widower Oscar and his grown children Richard and Laura and their families. When one of their own faces a serious health crisis, they rally together–and against each other–with their trademark wit and inherited neurosis, contending with health insurance, child custody, inheritance, and superfoods.

Visit our website to learn more: https://www.ashlandnewplays.org/winter/