A Staged Reading of a New Play

by Marty Chandler


“Social psychologists suggest that we have a working self-concept. We actually have a varied sense of self, one that is multi-faceted and flexible, complex and taking on a variety of different categories…My selves are swapping themselves in and out, to say the right thing, and sometimes the wrong thing too. The old lady and little kid I mentioned? Those are two of the ‘selves’ I think I have.”

In this quasi-memory play by Marty Chandler (ES ‘21), as Maxwell describes the above psychological concept in his TED Talk, he recalls this past, which is tainted with questions of identity, love, and self-understanding. Throughout his life, from family board game nights growing up to knitting in coffee shops in college, his two other ‘selves’ have helped steer his ship. As he begins to embark on the next chapter in his life, he must learn to love who he is, and hope that the 70-year old woman and 10-year old boy inside him don’t mess up his chance to get a date. 

This production/staged reading is intended to also be used as way of resource-sharing, community-building, and collaborative theater-making, and we would love to work with anyone interested, of any and all experience or background.

Tickets are now live. Please note there is no matinee performance on Saturday for this event.

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Performance Dates & Times

October 24, 2019 - 8:00pm

October 25, 2019 - 8:00pm

October 26, 2019 - 8:00pm


Hopper Cabaret

Venue Accessibility: 
Building, main lobby, and facilities are accessible via an exterior-entry elevator just inside the Elm Street gate. Venue is accessible from the lobby via a wheelchair lift.

Production Team

Stage Manager
Sophia Dopico
Lighting Designer
Head Electrician
Sound Designer
Graphic Designer