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A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Festival: "The Five Year Reunion"

Saturday, October 17 | 2:00 PM

(This play will begin immediately following the ten-minute play, "Women Eating Cake")

Twenty-three year-old Dawn is ready to leave the past behind and finally do something with her life, but she's not sure how. She lives with her mom, just got fired, has no aspirations, is still hooking up with the same weirdo from high school, and she doesn't even know how to make tea. It's the absolute worst possible timing for her five-year high school reunion.

Play by Ike Butler.

All readings will be held virtually. Free and open to the public.  Register here

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Event Contact

Mary Clemens | 314-935-7025 | mclemens@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

This year the Hotch Fest will be a live-streamed virtual event. The dates and times of the performances are listed on the Performing Arts Department Website. In the past these performances have been free and open to the public. Patrons and Wash U students may obtain links to the festival events by visiting the PAD Website.

Because of increased production costs for video equipment and streaming, we are giving festival goers the opportunity to give a donation through our “pay what you can” ticket system. If you would like to make a contribution to help support this event, click the “Pay What You Can” Festival Package link when registering. You will receive links to register for all three events.

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Marcel Saghir

Marcel Saghir left a positive review 10/16/2020

The writer was insightful representing the dynamic between daughter and mother as one of ambivalence and conflict but also love. The relationship with the young man was similarly defined as with the mother it was ambivalent and conflict driven but underneath also caring and tenderness. The author handled the dialogue well and the actors were capable