Two Staged Readings Monday

By Bill Hirschman

As we’ve said, this is the summer of free staged readings of works in progress and works being considered for future production. There’s two more intriguing entries slated for Monday night the 5th.

The Naked Stage, WLRN and the South Florida Theatre League present three short plays by one of the region’s leading playwrights, Christopher Demos-Brown  (Captiva, When The Sun Shone Brighter) are slated tp be presented for 7:30 p.m. at Barry University’s Pelican Theatre, 11300 NE 2nd Ave. in Miami.

The works directed by Margaret M. Ledford will feature actors Alex Alvarez, Barbara Bradshaw, Matthew William Chizever, Christian Frost, Christina Groom and Elizabeth Price.

Admission is free.

A few miles further south, GableStage, WLRN and South Florida Theatre League is hosting a reading of a new play by Ann Gillespie with the unusual title Choreographing a Rape Scene to go into a Feminist Play. Directed by Thinking Cap Theatre’s Nicole Stodard, the cast includes Kim Ehly, Noah Levine, Scott Douglas Wilson, Anne Chamberlain and Desiree Mora.

The work is described as “a darkly hilarious play about the cannibalistic nature of storytelling in the theater. What starts as a behind-the-scenes comedy in which the only thing growing is tension, quickly climaxes into chaos as the artists are made to face their darkest emotions.”

The production begins at 7:30 p.m. at GableStage is located in the eastern section of the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables. Admission is free. Free parking is available in the Biltmore parking area west of the hotel.

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