Jeremy Sony’13 ‘s play “The Century Box” will run in Grove City, Ohio, for four performances, May 29-31. The play, produced by the Little Theatre Off Broadway and presented by the City of Grove City, was written to commemorate the Bicentennial of Jackson Township and the history of Grove City, Ohio. The play is getting some press which you can check out here
“The Century Box” centers on a sister and brother who discover a forgotten time capsule in an old house up for auction. Opening this century box, they set off a mystery that reaches back to the origins of their hometown; one they’ll have to solve before the auction, or risk losing the century box forever. The play takes us back through time, telling the stories of the people who settled and built the area, and how it all ties to a young couple from 1952. Sony says, “It’s a history play wrapped in a mystery wrapped in a love story.”
Performances will be Friday, May 29 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, May 30 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and a final performance on Sunday, May 31 at 2:00 p..m. in the Ed Palmer Auditorium at Central Crossing High School, 4500 Big Run South Road. All performances are free. More info here
Congrats Jeremy!! Looks exciting!
More about Jeremy
Jeremy Sony is a Midwest-based writer and co-founder of Theatre Daedalus. His plays include: Robin Hood and the Secret of Sherwood (Street Theatre Co., Class Act Dramatics); Sleepy Hollow: The Lost Chapter (STC., ClassAct Dramatics); The View at the End (Available Light 24 Hour Theatre); Parallaxis and Cuckold Walks Into A Bar (MadLab Theatre Roulette 2014); Advice to the Happy Couple (MadLab, Theatre Roulette 2013); and The Cosmonaut in Human Resources (Luna Theatre). Upcoming plays: The Century Box (World Premiere, Summer 2015, Commissioned by the Grove City Historic Commission) and The Last Queen of Wonderland (STC ClassAct Dramatics, October 2015). Other plays in active development include: Pathogenesis (Reading, Nashville Repertory Theatre) and Frackture (Workshop, TAGS New Play Project). Sony’s plays have also been seen and developed at Penobscot Theater, Curtain Players Theatre, Playhouse Nashville’s Ten Minute Playhouse, Western Michigan University, The Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Ohio University MFA Playwrights Workshop, and the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. AWARDS & RESIDENCIES: 2013-2014 Ingram New Works Lab Residency (Nashville Repertory Theatre); Scott McPherson Playwriting Award (2012); 2012-2013 Anthony Trisolini Graduate Fellowship; 2010 Heideman Award Finalist (Spin Cycle). FILM: Separation Anxiety (Best Drama, 2012 Riverbend Film Festival) was produced by Glass City Films, featuring Emmy-winner John Wesley Shipp and Drama Desk nominee Polly Adams. OTHER WRITING: “Hard Stop” (published by Outskirts Press under the pseudonym Jamie Rotham). Sony holds an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Ohio University and a B.A. in Film & Television from the University of Notre Dame. He has studied under playwrights Charles Smith, Erik Ramsey, Merri Biechler, Mark Pilkinton, Doug Wright, and Kara Lee Corthron. Sony lives in central Ohio with his wife and son, where they are slightly outnumbered by their cats. Find him on Facebook, Twitter, and many social media sites under the handle @JeremyWrites.