Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pancakes and Play readings!

The Aquabear Legion Pancake Breakfast is coming! This Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 1:00 PM!

Find out more here: aquabearlegion.com

Following that on February 5, 2012 pregame before the Super Bowl with a little new play culture.

Spake by David L. Williams 2/5/12, 2pm

The Hodge Podge Play Reading Series will be held one Sunday a month January-March 2012 at ARTS/West, located at 132 W. State St. in Athens, Ohio.

Feb. 5, 2012, 2:00pm- Reading of Spake by David L. Williams of New York, New York

Mar. 4, 2012, 2:00pm- Reading of Dissolution of Mr. Stein by Marianne Hales Harding of St. George, Utah

Each selected play will be presented as an informal reading. A reading is defined as actors presenting the words of a script, using scripts-in-hand. With no rehearsals prior to the public reading, each reading will be kept extremely simple so that the playwright's words may be the focus of the event. All readings will be followed by a potluck (bring a dish to share!) and moderated talk back session where audience members are invited to enjoy homemade cuisine and to give their feed-back on the plays.

All events are free and open to the public and begin at 2:00 PM. Donations are encouraged.

Space is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged. To receive a copy of the play to be read, please make reservations by calling 740/592.4315 at least 48 hours in advance.

Many thanks to the Humble Play Committee for helping to make this event possible.

Spake
Synopsis
In a packed Siberian church on a snowy day, a priest gives a eulogy for a 109 year old town leader. Suddenly, the stage goes dark as the church caves in, killing everyone inside. Everyone who speaks the regional language of Ujide is dead. Everyone except for great grandson Nicholas, who remained at Cornell University for finals. At Cornell, linguistics major Jessica is planning her thesis: finding an original wellspring language, an idea explored by famed Ithaca serial killer Edward Rulloff. Jessica doesn't know about Siberia, but she will; she dumped Nicholas a month ago for divinity student Cal. The church collapse begins an amazing sequence of events involving the Voynich Manuscript (a famous untranslated text), a gathering spell, the return of both Edward Rulloff and Nicholas' younger sister Irina, and a reversal of the Tower of Babel. By the end, a few flakes of snow have changed the world forever.