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The Other Part of the Picture

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Opening the Festival on August 9 will be The Other Part of the Picture, a comic drama about a group of students who find a mysterious batch of old letters in the house two of them are living in. Written by Essential’s Founding Artistic Director Peter Hardy, it’s won playwriting prizes from the New York Script Awards and the Best Script Awards – London. It was also chosen for the Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival, where it was given a staged reading. This will be the play’s World Premiere production.

Audience Advisories: Adult language and sexual situations

Founding Artistic Director, Peter Hardy

Now through April 30, purchase a Two-, Four-, or Eight-Ticket Festival Pass to guarantee priority access to your preferred dates for this summer’s shows:

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Artistic Team:

Playwright: Peter Hardy
Director: Ellen McQueen
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Meet the Playwright: Peter Hardy

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