NSCC Presents 365 Days/365 Plays, Selections by Suzan-Lori Parks

North Shore Community College’s Performing Arts Council presents 365 Days/365 Plays, Selections by Suzan-Lori Parks at the Neal Rantoul Vault Theatre, Lynn Arts, 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, on May 2, 3, 4 at 7 p.m. and May 4 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $7 general admission, $5 for students and seniors. The plays contain mature language and subject matter.

Ten years ago playwright Suzan-Lori Parks set out on a mammoth task: “The plan was that no matter what I did, how busy I was, what other commitments I had, I would write a play a day, every single day for a year. It would be about being present and being committed to the artistic process every single day, regardless of the ‘weather.’ It became a daily meditation, a daily prayer celebrating the rich and strange process of a writing life.”

After a year of feverish writing she emerged with a fresh and edgy collection of plays that examine society, history, human nature and the creative process itself.

Directed by Matthew Woods, of Salem, the production offers theatergoers an entertaining and insightful night of live theatre.

The ensemble of NSCC students, faculty and alumni includes: Henry Pineda, Boston; Jonathan Cwiok, Danvers; Jacqueline Celata and Eilliot Davis, Hamilton; Emmanuel Bigger-Allen, Micael Bizuneh, Vannarith Chhay, Victoria Cutler, Dalkys Encarnacion, Cameron Hinkle, David Joe, Raphael Moreno, Martha Promousas, Maryvett Tello, all from Lynn; Angela Culp and Laurie Carlson, Peabody; Katelyn Pisano, Revere; Victor “Figie” Cruz and Daniel Parsons, Salem.

Costumes are by IRNE nominated designer Cotton-Talbot Minkin of Essex and Sound Operation by Charles Mombourquette of Revere.

For more information, contact Matthew Woods at 781-593-6722, x6228 or at matwoods@northshore.edu.