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is excited to announce a series of free Monday night play readings in
February and March at the Fellowship Cultural Arts Center in Basking
readings replace our previously announced mainstage production
Right to Be Forgotten, which has been postponed due to
concerns over the ongoing pandemic. While we are disappointed to
delay our full production, we want to ensure that our audiences are
ready to return en masse to indoor theater before mounting this
exciting work. In the interim, we are pleased to offer a sampling of
other thought-provoking works, albeit on more informal scale. Each
performance will be followed by a Q&A session. The scheduled
readings, which all begin at 7pm, are as follows:
28th:The Bad Seed by
Maxwell Anderson and directed by Mark Shanahan. This classic thriller
focuses on the seemingly perfect child Rhoda Penmark, who is able to
charm her way into getting anything she wants. Anything, except a
highly coveted penmanship medal that her teacher has awarded to one
of Rhoda's classmates. When the classmate drowns, Rhoda's mother
begins to suspect that Rhoda had something to do with the boy's
death. An innovative re-telling of an American Classic.
7th: Rabbit Summerby
Tracey Conyer Lee and directed by Kevin R. Free. This tragicomedy is
a quick-fire examination of love vs. need, manhood vs. fatherhood,
mass shootings vs. police brutality, and being Black vs. being blue
as a Black Supercouple exhaust their powers.
21th: Canned Goods by Erik Kahn and directed by Kristolyn
Goods brings to life Hitler’s staging of a fake
attack on Germany to justify his invasion of Poland in 1939. This
tense historical drama tells the story of the human beings forced to
play leading roles in a drama they want no part of, and one that
launched World War II. This new play proves especially relevant given
today’s current global situation.
28th:The Right to be Forgotten,
by Sharyn Rothstein, and also directed by Kristolyn Lloyd. A powerful
look at today’s social media landscape, this drama explores how a
young man’s mistake at 17 haunts him online a decade later. Desperate
for a normal life, he goes to extraordinary lengths to erase his
indiscretion. Rothstein’s A
Good Farmer was presented by ATG in 2018 to wide
are not necessary, butall audience members must
provide proof of vaccination in order to enter the theater, and masks
must be worn.
hope you'll join me in experiencing these exciting works.
Producing Artistic Director
American Theater Group