Theatre Conspiracy presents the world premiere of the thrilling and suspenseful NOLI TIMERE (Don’t Be Afraid) by Jared Michael Delaney and directed by Bill Taylor at the Alliance for the Arts. NOLI TIMERE (Don’t Be Afraid) is the winner of the 2016/2017 New Play Contest. The contest, now in its 18th year, provides opportunity for audiences to get involved with play selection and production. This is the last production of Theatre Conspiracy’s 2016/2017 season.
NOLI TIMERE (Don’t Be Afraid) opens May 5 and runs until May 20 at the Alliance for the Arts. The play tells the story of a newly-ordained priest and his sister who are made to confront something from their past that neither is expecting when a strange man knocks on the door of the rectory late one night. A confrontation occurs that leads them both into a frightening world that may, in fact, just be our own.
The cast is set with local actors including:
- Thomas Marsh as Thomas
- Dena Galyean as Mary
- Ken Johnson as a man
Theatre Conspiracy held its New Play Contest Fundraiser in November 2016. The three finalists for the 2016/2017 New Play Contest were selected from over 600 entries across the United States, Canada, Israel, Thailand and England. An excerpt from each play was presented as staged readings, without costumes and props. After the conclusion of the final reading, the audience voted on which play they wanted to see. NOLI TIMERE (Don’t Be Afraid) was the selected winner.
“New playwrights need support and we’re honored to use this opportunity to propel the future of theatre,” says Theatre Conspiracy Founder and Artistic Producing Director Bill Taylor. “The script of NOLI TIMERE captivates you from the beginning and you’re left wondering what’s coming next.”
Performances are May 5 – May 20 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. with one Sunday matinee on May 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $24, $22 for Alliance members or $11 for students. Thursday nights are “buy-one-get-one-half-off.”