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Found Objects
Nash Arts
Nashville, NC
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Found Objects
September 6, 7, 13 & 14 at 7:30; September 8 & 15 2:30PM (INCLEMENT WEATHER DATE: September 22 - Time TBD) - Director & Cast TBA. $12 General Admission/$10 Nash Arts members, senior citizens & students. Sales Tax included in ticket cost. Tickets are non-refundable.

When the truth does not set you free, what will?

After the death of her son, Patty tries to maintain life for her and daughter Plug (the twin sister of Beni). Unbeknownst to Patty, Plug has an on-going, online relationship with Chris, the young man she believes killed Beni in a car accident. Patty and Chriss dad, Doug, meet after their support group sessions and when the four come together, the fall-out of their past and potential futures, collide in searing ways.

About the Playwright

Marilynn Barner Anselmi came to playwrighting by accident--literally, the accidental death of her son, Ricci, in September, 2007.  Her first play, Raising Ricci, combined my desperate attempts at healing this raw wound with a newly found desire to communicate via play scripts.

Raising Ricci was soon followed by another, and another and so on.  As of this date, Marilynn has written thirteen full length plays, hopped around the country to see them performed, and is hopeful this strange and unexpected muse isn't done with her yet.

The Indigo Girls have a great line in one of their songs, "When God made me born a Yankee, she was teasing " (or something approximating that).  This could be Marilynn's epitaph as she was born and raised in tiny Holt, Michigan, but has been a North Carolinian since 1989.

Marilynn is a proud member of The Dramatist Guild of America.


Taking Care of Mimi, Best Leading Actress and Best Supporting Actor by Encore Detroit, 2012

Floral Deliveries, Porter Fleming Literary Competition Award, 2012; 2014 Winston Salem Writers Ten Minute Play Contest, 2nd Place.

Becoming IT,  finalist for the Susan Nims Distinquished Playwright Award, 2013

Waters of Bimini (2012), You Wouldn't Expect (2013), and Found Objects (2014) semi-finalists for the Eugene O'Neill   Playwrights Conference. You Wouldn't Expect, finalist Playwrights First, (2013) NYC.

Found Objects, semi-finalist Firehouse Theater New Play Festival, Richmond,VA. (2014)

You Wouldn't Expect short film: Official Selection , 2015 I TSA Film Festival, Sonora, CA; 2015 Queen City Film Festival, Cumberland, MD, Best Appalachian Short; Ruby Slippers Fringe Festival, 2016, Winston Salem, NC.; The Charlotte Black Film Festival, Charlotte, NC, 2016; The Longleaf Film Festival, Raleigh, NC, 2016; 2016 Black International Film Festival Berlin, Berlin, Germany; FilmSPARK, Raleigh, NC, 2016.

The Osanbi Deal, semi-finalist 2015 Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition, Alleyway Theater, Buffalo, NY; semi-finalist 2015 PlayPen Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

The Osanbi Deal, 2015  Mark Gilbert Award, North Carolina New Play Project.

Making Connections, 2015 Winston Salem Writers Ten Minute Play Contest, 3rd Place.

After The Fall, semi- finalist, 2016 New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest.

Reading Signs, 2016 Winston Salem Writers Ten Minute Play Contest, 2nd Place.

Mitigating Damages, 2018, Best Production Staged Reading, Desert Theater League.

The Assault(s), 2019, included in finalist round, Secret Theatre, NYC.



Nash Arts (View)
100 East Washington Street
Nashville, NC 27856
United States


Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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