Now Then Again
Now Then Again
“Few new plays require a basic understanding of quantum mechanics – the physics theories of matter and energy – for full appreciation. And when young playwrights are thinking of setting for their plays, they don’t normally alight on such less-than-sexy locations as the Fermilab National Particle Accelerator Laboratory in west suburban Batavia.
But if originality and intelligence are the most important qualities in attracting audiences to hear new work, Chicago scribe Penny Penniston deserves enormous success with her smart, funny and thoroughly captivating Now Then Again…
Penniston has tried to use some of the issues found in and around quantum mechanics (which involves great complexities of chronology and relativity) and apply them to a triangular love relationship…” (Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune)
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Penny Penniston is the author of the stage plays “Keys of the Kingdom”; “Spin”; “7 Years at the Mayfair Mall”; “Miss Julie” (adapted from Strindberg); “Now then Again” (available on DCPAS); and “The Roaring Girl” (adapted from Middleton/Dekker, co-authored with Jeremy Wechsler).
Her work has been produced, commissioned, or workshopped with Theater Wit; Portland Center Stage; Milwaukee Repertory; Old Globe Theatre; Bailiwick Repertory; Shakespeare’s Motley Crew; Gorilla Rep; Blank Theatre; Depot Theatre; Collaboraction Theatre; Stage Left Theatre; and Penfold Theatre.
She is the recipient of multiple Joseph Jefferson Citations for “Best New Work” and the Sloan Prize in Screenwriting at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival. Penniston is the screenwriter and producer for the short film “One in a Million”, starring Carrie Coon. She is also the author of “Talk the Talk: A Dialogue Workshop for Scriptwriters”, published by MWP Books.