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Origin of George Bernard Shaw, Playwright, Explored in Alex Webb’s “Beautiful Monster” in DC Reading

Origin of George Bernard Shaw, Playwright, Explored in Alex Webb’s “Beautiful Monster” in DC Reading

Washington Stage Guild will give playwright Alex Webb a first-listen of his new six-actor comedy Beautiful Monster, about young aspiring novelist and gadabout George Bernard Shaw in the years before he blossomed as a playwright of international renown. The DC company, devoted to “literate, challenging works,” has a long history of producing works by Shaw. Its current … Read Full Article→

“Rattler,” Lindsay Adams’ Assault Drama That Up-Ends Idea of Believing Women, Gets Indiana Reading

“Rattler,” Lindsay Adams’ Assault Drama That Up-Ends Idea of Believing Women, Gets Indiana Reading

The inaugural TheatreLab series of new plays developed in readings by Actors Theatre of Indiana continues Feb. 4 with the presentation of Lindsay Adams’ drama Rattler, about a support group for women whose family members have been accused of sexual assault. In Adams’ vision of this healing circle, the perpetrators are presumed to be innocent, with little … Read Full Article→

Greta Lambert and Christopher Gerson Are Foes in “Alabama Story” at Alabama Shakespeare Fest March 5-22

Greta Lambert and Christopher Gerson Are Foes in “Alabama Story” at Alabama Shakespeare Fest March 5-22

Alabama Shakespeare Festival has announced casting for its March 2020 production of Kenneth Jones’ six-actor social justice drama Alabama Story — the Montgomery premiere of the acclaimed play that has appeared in more than 30 cities around the nation. ASF veteran actress and associate artistic director Greta Lambert will play the embattled, real-life librarian Emily Wheelock Reed opposite … Read Full Article→

Tennessee Will Hear “Alabama Story” in 2020 in Cumberland County Playhouse Season

Tennessee Will Hear “Alabama Story” in 2020 in Cumberland County Playhouse Season

Cumberland County Playhouse will conjure “the Deep South of the imagination” in fall 2020 with a new Tennessee production of Alabama Story, the fact-inspired drama about a children’s book that outraged politicians — and the librarian who risked everything to protect it. This booking marks the 33rd regional presentation of Kenneth Jones’ acclaimed six-character, one-set play … Read Full Article→