2023 NEXT! Staged Reading Series: Cairo
Cairo by Ryan Skinner
Directed by Lissa Sidoli
Synopsis: Byron, who is battling early onset dementia, travels with Sam and Clay (who he helped raise) to a family cabin in Cairo, New York, for what the two of them expect to be a simple trip down memory lane. But they are soon to uncover some brutal secrets and clash with one another, as they try to keep whatever family bonds between them intact before the trip is done.
The NEXT! play-reading series continues its mission to celebrate and inspire Central New York playwrights, as well as to introduce their work to a larger audience. Giving playwrights the ability to collaborate with local directors and performers, this series also welcomes the valuable feedback from the public which is critical to the development of any new work. Three plays are selected each year on the basis of their literary and artistic merit, and are presented free to the public.