As part of their commitment to develop new local work, Stow Players will present "Denial Is Not a River in Egypt" on March 13 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. The play will be presented at the Stow Players theater, 5238 Young Road in Stow.

"Denial Is Not a River in Egypt," written and directed by Brian Westerley, is a dramedy about Spencer, a young gay man who, while comfortable with his sexuality, still has a problem falling for the wrong guy. In this case, it's his best friend, Curtis. Curtis is straight and living with his girlfriend, Cadella, a manipulative shrew who will do anything to hold on to her man.

Attendees will also meet Casey, Spencer's ex and now voice of reason, and Erica, Curtis's old school chum. Together, they do their level best to show Curtis that denial is really only a river in Egypt.

The performance will star Michael Knobloch, Mason Shuman, Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski, Nathan Hach and Anna-Jeannine Kemper Herman. There will be a talkback after the performance in order for the writer to hear ideas and continue to develop the script.