2019-2020 Reading Series

Monday, May 18 at 7:30PM

SANDBLASTED
By Charly Evon Simpson
Directed by Whitney White
With Rachel Christopher, Jessica Frances Dukes, Ronald Peet, Brenda Pressley

There is an epidemic affecting black women and Angela and Odessa are hoping to survive it by following a celebrity into the sand. A story about waiting and hoping, absurdity and touch,from The Vineyard’s 2019-2020 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award recipient Charly Evon Simpson (BEHIND THE SHEET), and Susan Stroman Award director-in-residence, Whitney White (OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD).


Monday, May 11 at 7:30PM

INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS
By Ryan Spahn
Directed by Michael Urie
With Lou Liberatore, Mallory Portnoy, Cory Michael Smith, Sharon Washington, Brittany Vicars

In the greenroom of a community theatre in Rochester, the Uptown Players are getting ready to play to a full house after opening to rave reviews the night before. When their star actor arrives in a dangerously unhinged state, they must improvise on and off stage in ways they could not have imagined. By turns hilarious and harrowing, INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS follows a tenacious group of show people who must determine at what cost the show must go on.

2019-2020 Reading Series

Spring 2020

Monday, May 18 at 7:30PM

SANDBLASTED
By Charly Evon Simpson
Directed by Whitney White
With Rachel Christopher, Jessica Frances Dukes, Ronald Peet, Brenda Pressley

There is an epidemic affecting black women and Angela and Odessa are hoping to survive it by following a celebrity into the sand. A story about waiting and hoping, absurdity and touch,from The Vineyard's 2019-2020 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award recipient Charly Evon Simpson (BEHIND THE SHEET), and Susan Stroman Award director-in-residence, Whitney White (OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD).
Monday, May 11 at 7:30PM

INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS
By Ryan Spahn
Directed by Michael Urie
With Lou Liberatore, Mallory Portnoy, Cory Michael Smith, Sharon Washington, Brittany Vicars

In the greenroom of a community theatre in Rochester, the Uptown Players are getting ready to play to a full house after opening to rave reviews the night before. When their star actor arrives in a dangerously unhinged state, they must improvise on and off stage in ways they could not have imagined. By turns hilarious and harrowing, INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS follows a tenacious group of show people who must determine at what cost the show must go on.

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