2019-2020 Reading Series

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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 Pressleybr>
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.