"Let's go watch people read scripts out loud," may not be everyone's idea of a good time, but it packs in the crowds in Ashland.
Especially for the Ashland New Plays Festival, which returns with four new plays this week (October 18-22).
Audiences get to hear new works, and their authors get to hear the works out loud, with audience reactions.
Beth Kander is this year's host playwright.
She plays a return visit with ANPF artistic director (and actor) Kyle Haden and associate artistic director (and play director) Jackie Apodaca.