On Feb. 2, readings of new, politically inspired short plays by eight writers will be presented by Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre at the Oakes Center in Summit. The title of the event is “Continuing the Conversation: An Evening of Short Plays in Response to the Election.”
“The inspiration for this project in part came from the response to the statement the ‘Hamilton’ cast read from the stage,” said Dreamcatcher artistic director Laura Ekstrand in a press release, referring to the November event in which Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended the musical. “It raises the question of how we as a society view the theatre and the people who make it as participants in this society. I was also interested in discovering how the artists we know were processing and participating in the dialogue happening in our country surrounding the election.”
Twenty-five actors will read plays by Michael Aquino and Dania Ramos (“Mi Casa Tu Casa”), Nadine Bernard (“In the Shadow of My Son”), Suzanne Bradbeer (“Shakespeare in Vegas”), Richard Dresser (“Rounding Third”), Steve Harper (“American Crime”), David Lee White (“Blood: A Comedy”), David Meyers (“We Will Not Be Silent”) and Lia Romeo (“Connected”).
The plays will be followed by a discussion with the audience, and light refreshments.
Tickets are $20, and some of the proceeds will go the the interfaith learning center Interweave.
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