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News (Edmonton): Script Salon announces Winter lineup of play readings

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News (Edmonton): Script Salon announces Winter lineup of play readings


Six months ago the Northern Alberta members of the Playwrights Guild of Canada launched a new play reading series. Featuring the work of local playwrights being read by professional actors in the elegant setting of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, SCRIPT SALON has proven to be a great hit to audiences and actors alike, even gaining some national attention.

Six plays were announced in March and performed for the first round of SCRIPT SALON. With winter approaching we are happy to announce a second round of six plays that will take the series into 2015.

Presented the first Sunday of every month with a different play by a different playwright featured every time, SCRIPT SALON is a theatrical kaleidoscope of colourful comedy, drama, romance and adventure illuminated by the power of imagination.

Up in October is AT THE STARLITE by Richard Gishler
Read by Belinda Cornish, Anne McGrath, Jesse Gervais, Clinton Carew, Elena Porter and Patrick Lundeen
Sunday October 5 at 7:30 in the Upper Arts Space at Holy Trinity Anglican Church (10037 84 Avenue).

The Story: Against her better judgment director Julie Bennett agrees to take on the upcoming production at the luckless StarLite Dinner Theatre. Dealing with a an unhappy cast, unskilled technicians and unexpected crises would be trouble enough, but Julie finds herself trying to coax a passable performance out of a faded TV star who has never before appeared onstage. The show must go on, but can one woman’s sanity survive the attempt? A side splitting insider’s look at the world of the live stage.

Admission is free. Donations are accepted. Refreshments are available. Parking is free.

The following months will feature:

November 2 THE PREACHER, THE PRINCESS AND A CROW by Nicole Moeller

December 7 MATARA by Conni Massing

January 4 IRMA VOTH by Chris Craddock (based on the novel by Miriam Toews)

February 1 The Winners of the 2014 Alberta Playwriting Competition HELMUT’S BIG DAY by James Wade BEFORE THE NIGHT TAKES US by Ryan Reese

Detailed information on each upcoming play will be announced in monthly press releases.

SCRIPT SALON is sponsored and supported by the Playwrights Guild of Canada, Alberta Playwrights Network and Holy Trinity Anglican Church.

Actor sponsorships for AT THE STARLITE provided by Kunitz Shoes and North of 60 Productions

For further information, please contact David Belke at 780 437-7507 or Katherine Koller at 780 436-7272

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