Call for Readers: Have an impact on the playwriting process.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Calling dedicated readers and theater lovers! 

Last winter, our Readers’ Theater program presented four plays and asked for audience feedback. The folks in attendance delivered ideas, comments, and suggestions galore! Now the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council has asked two of those playwrights to come back and present the re-worked plays this fall!  Join us for these two FREE productions and take part in the continuing creative process of their writing.

What we need:
Your input and suggestions: Come, listen to the plays being read, and the stay for a feedback session with the playwright. You’ll get to share your thoughts on what works in the play and what doesn’t.

What you get:
Bragging rights: “Oh that play? Yeah, I helped the playwright when it was being written.”
Entertainment: These readings are fun! They’ll make you laugh, think, and maybe even cry.
Relationship Bliss: Readers who come to both fall productions will receive 2 free tickets to the Art Council’s Holiday Spectacular! show. Surprise someone special in your life with an artful (and hilarious) night out.

The Plays:

“The Lake House” by Elena Hartwell

Monday, September 23: 7pm, Edge Performance Center, 17517 15th Ave NE, Shoreline
“The Lake House” is a family drama that centers around two adult sisters and their mother as the three meet at the family’s rustic lake house to mark the one year anniversary of the youngest sister’s death. Ghosts of bygone years haunt the three as the eldest sister, Deborah, comes to terms with a life lived solely for taking care of her dysfunctional family fractured by divorce and substance abuse, while hiding the dark secret of the events leading up to her sister’s death. “The Lake House” contains mature themes and is recommended for adult audiences.

“How to Kill a Cactus” by T.L. Penberthy
Monday, October 21: 7pm, Edge Performance Center, 17517 15th Ave NE, Shoreline
In this play, Cathy tries hard to fit in the small Mississippi town where Paula, her partner, grew up, but the plants are too green and menacing – especially a mystical old oak tree in their backyard. Focusing all of her loneliness and misery on the oak tree, she gladly cuts it down when it suddenly – and suspiciously – dies. But when the entire town starts to die, Cathy must sacrifice herself to atone for her mistakes, revive the town, and bring Paula back to her.

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture all of the arts in the community through programs and events, arts education, advocacy, and support for artists and arts organizations.


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