‘Mulan’s Nelson Lee to conclude Mile Square Theatre’s virtual play series

Hoboken’s Mile Square Theatre will conclude its virtual play series titled Given Circumstance: New Plays in the Virtual World this weekend.

This weekend’s final slate features Hell is Other People’s Zoom Weddings by Dustin Chinn and The Gentleman from Philly by Chris O’Connor.

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Chinn’s play is directed by Peter J. Kuo, Associate Conservatory Director at ACT in San Francisco, and features Monica Ho and Nelson Lee who is known for his most recent role as The Chancellor in Disney’s live-action Mulan.

O’Connor’s play features Barbara Pitts McAdams and Shannon Michael Wamser.

Given Circumstance, premiered on Sept. 25 with Lia Romeo’s Sitting and Talking, starring Dan Lauria and Wendie Malick. The other playwrights featured were Nandita Shenoy, Cary Gitter, Kevin R. Free, and Audley Puglisi.

The series provided work for seven writers, seven directors, and 17 actors.

“The term ‘given circumstance’ is a theatrical term describing the circumstances defined by the playwright, which frame the play. We thought the term was apt to describe the circumstances that are defining theatre in the time of COVID,” said MST Artistic Director Chris O’Connor. “A monumental circumstance these days is that we now live in a digital world, chiefly defined by Zoom calls. All of these commissions have asked the playwrights to set their plays on the Zoom platform as a central ‘given circumstance.’ We are thrilled to have this impressive lineup of writers and theatre collaborators.”

Streaming begins Oct. 9 and tickets are $15.

They are available at www.milesquaretheatre.org.

Audience members will be emailed a link to access the stream.

For more information on Mile Square Theatre, visit www.milesquaretheatre.org.


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