Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Reading of ALONG THE RIVER ROAD rescheduled to NOV. 30

The Nov. 3 reading had to be cancelled, but the show DOES still go on, just a little later than originally planned!  The third reading of my new play, ALONG THE RIVER ROAD, will now take place at the Cotuit Center for the Arts on Sunday, Nov. 30, 7 - 9 pm.  The reading is free and open to all, with a talkback following the reading.  Directions to the theater at http://www.cotuitcenterforthearts.org/contact/directions/.

The largest slave revolt in North America took place in 1811 in Louisiana at plantations all along the River Road, but that historic event fails to be featured in “history” tours in the area to this day.  ALONG THE RIVER ROAD imagines what happens when the plantation narrative is told from the slave point of view. Scenes alternate between 2011 and 1811 and are brought to life by wonderful Cape actors Sallie Tighe, June Douglas-White, Kat Connelly, Don Collins and Fred Biddle.  The reading is directed by Sunie Pope with stage directions read by Brian Carlson.
It takes a village to develop a new play, and I'm extremely grateful to all who are involved in this year-long project: audiences, actors, director, and the theaters which are part of the Four Squared Collaborative Theater Project, http://cotuitcenterforthearts.org/experience-art/four-squared-a-collaborative-theater-project.  Thank you all!  Hope to see you on Sunday, Nov. 30 for the third reading with a newly revised script of ALONG THE RIVER ROAD.
Art by renowned River Parishes folk artist Lorraine Gendron
depicts the revolt by enslaved people in 1811.