Anton Chekhov is a Tasty Snack

By Jenny Connell Davis

A play reading in our series “Homegrown: New Plays by Local Playwrights”

7pm  |  April 19, 2024
At the Round Rock Public Library

Homegrown: New Plays by Local Playwrights

Pull back the curtain for an intimate view of the playmaking process! Penfold has collected scripts in development by rising stars in the Central Texas playwriting community and will be teasing them to audiences in a series of play readings throughout the spring and summer. Join us at the Round Rock Public Library’s beautiful new downtown campus while we nurture local voices, enjoy an up-close evening of laughter and surprise, and support Penfold’s new home in Round Rock set to open this fall!

Anton Chekhov is a Tasty Snack

A small Austin theater company with big ambitions decides to mount the best dang production of Chekhov’s The Seagull that this town has ever seen. But as the rehearsal process draws on for months, art imitates life imitating art and the whole cast goes increasingly around the bend. A wildly fast-and-loose adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, this hilarious new comedy embraces the absurdity of making theater.

Price: Free (donations appreciated)
Run time: 2 hours
For ages: High school+ (adult language, sexual content)

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Meet the Playwright: Jenny Connell Davis

Jenny Connell Davis is the in-house writer at Emmy-award-winning Baobab Studios, where she develops stories for tv, film, books for kids, graphic novels, Roblox and NFT games, and VR. Her short films have screened at festivals worldwide, and her screen work is in development with studios like Fox/Disney, Amazon Studios and Sony.

Jenny’s stage plays have been developed or produced by organizations across the country, including the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. She is also the recipient of multiple playwrighting grants, commissions, residencies and award nominations. Jenny trained as an actor at the Court and Steppenwolf theatres in Chicago and in playwrighting at UT Austin. She has taught acting and playwrighting at several institutions, including UT and the Playwright’s Center.


Round Rock Public Library

200 E Liberty Ave
Round Rock, TX 78664
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Parking: Free parking in the parking garage and on the street.

This project is funded in part by the City of Round Rock.

Season Sponsors

Round Rock - Arts & Culture
Next Act Foundation
Old Settlers Association
P&B Print and Design Studio
Tri-M Foundation