Wednesday, May 30, 2012

PlayGround Night at SF Playhouse

The much-anticipated world premiere SF Playhouse-PlayGround co-production of Kenn Rabin's REUNION is almost here and the official "PlayGround Night" has now been set... for Friday, June 8! To join the PlayGround community in supporting this new play and purchase tickets to the June 8 performance, visit

Reunion began as a short play during the 2003-04 PlayGround season and was premiered at the eighth annual Best of PlayGround Festival (June 2004). Kenn subsequently received a PlayGround commission to adapt the short into a new full-length play, which received a staged reading as part of the next year's Best of PlayGround Festival. More recently, the short play was adapted to the big screen by Kenn and local filmmakers Greg Runnels and Mark Paul Runnels, featuring PlayGround Company Member Julia McNeal, as part of the inaugural PlayGround Film Festival.

Reunion will premiere at SF Playhouse's Stage 2 as part of their Sandbox Series, with significant support from PlayGround's New Play Production Fund. The production is directed by PlayGround Company Member Louis Parnell and features company member Lauren English, recently seen in this year's Best of PlayGround.

ABOUT THE PLAY: Julie and Valerie have several things in common- they both went to the same high school, they both now reside in Berkeley, CA, and they both had a sexual relationship with their high school teacher, Mr. Gillette. Now that they’re paths have crossed, again, they are uncovering their pasts together, all the while anticipating Mr. Gillette’s prison release.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: Kenn Rabin’s short plays include How to Chop Wood, Hotel Poststrasse, When the Dead Weep, The Country of Us, not yet discouraged of man, The Great Wall From Space and Blackbird, as well as Celadon Box #8, Hunters and Gatherers, Gymnopedie No. 1 and the short version of Reunion, all of which won PlayGround Emerging Playwright Awards.

For more information, visit To purchase tickets for the June 8 "PlayGround Night" performance, visit


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