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Festival Staged Reading: The Passing Storm

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Festival Staged Reading: The Passing Storm

Friday, May 17, 2024 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM) (PDT)


The Passing Storm by Jessica June Rowe 

A man trapped in a deadly storm during his ascent of Mount Everest must wrestle with ghosts of the past—both figurative and literal. 

Jessica June Rowe is a writer, playwright, editor, and perpetual daydreamer. Her short plays have been featured on multiple stages in Los Angeles with companies such as Playground-LA and NEO Ensemble Theatre. She is the Flash Fiction Editor of Exposition Review and her own fiction has appeared in Best Microfiction 2022, among others, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net. One of her poems is stamped into a sidewalk in Valencia, CA. She also really loves chai lattes.


The lineup has been announced for PlayGround’s 28th annual Festival of New Staged Readings: Rivals of Mars by Bridgette Dutta Portman (Friday, May 10), Work/Shoot by Matthew Y. Morishige (Monday, May 13), The Passing Storm by Jessica June Rowe (Friday, May 17), and Crazy Jezebels by Bailey Jordan Garcia (Monday, May 20). With themes ranging from the eternal fight against misogyny to the tragedy of ambition, these four plays embody the wide-ranging, provocative, and imaginative future of the American Theatre. All four readings will take place at 7pm PT in-person at Potrero Stage and simulcast online. Admission is free (donations gratefully accepted) with extended on-demand viewing for Festival Sponsors. For tickets, visit

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Potrero Stage
1695 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94107 United States
Friday, May 17, 2024 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM) (PDT)
Friday at 7:00 PM
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