Say! What? Play Reading Series

Hosted by Erica Sutherlin and Fanni Green

Date(s) & Times

September 17, 2015

7:00 PM



"Pay What You Can" at the door.


Red Circle Sponsors: Hal Freedman and Willi Rudowsky

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You're invited to the first installment of the second season of 'Say! What?", a series of staged play readings. Come enjoy the talents of your favorite local actors as they read hand selected plays! This series will introduce little known plays and playwrights to a broader audience as well as re-visit some well known works. All plays will be presented with the anticipation that it will provoke discussions around the relevance, and resonance of the play to the community.

This month's event will feature "The Bluest Eye" by Lydia Diamond.
Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye is a story about the tragic life of a young black girl in 1940's Ohio. Eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove wants nothing more than to be loved by her family and schoolmates. Instead, she faces constant ridicule and abuse. She blames her dark skin and prays for blue eyes, sure that love will follow. With rich language and bold vision, this powerful adaptation of an American classic explores the crippling toll that a legacy of racism has taken on a community, a family, and an innocent girl.

Save the date for these additional upcoming "Say! What?" events:

October 15th – "Mothers & Sons" By Terrence McNally

November 19th – "Forever" By Dael Orlandersmith

December 10th- "In the Blood" by Suzan Lori Parks