Torrey Highlands youth to have play staged at Old Globe

Matthew Maceda, 15, of Torrey Highlands, will have his play “Coffee, Cream and Closure” produced at the Old Globe as part of the Playwrights Project, which features plays by young writers.

Matthew’s play is among several that will be presented from Jan. 22-Feb. 1 at the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center at The Old Globe.

“Coffee, Cream, and Closure” examines how we look at death, as a young business woman reconnects with her deceased father through the help of a medium she meets at a coffee shop. At age 15, this is Matthew’s first year competing in the older division of the contest, after winning readings three years in a row in the younger division. Founder Deborah Salzer will serve as writing mentordramaturg, supporting the playwright in further developing his play. Matthew is a student at Westview High.

Contest winners were selected from 581 plays submitted by students from across the state.

Tickets are $25 general admission; $20 seniors, students, military; $10 for school groups of 10 or more; $15 for other groups of 10 or more. Opening night plus reception is $60.

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