Festival Reading #6: A Sun-wet Field by Taylor Gruenloh
Directed by Katie Mack
Phil - Neil David Seibel
Jessica - Shannon Robert
Richard - Michael Mansfield
Maurice - James Wise, Jr
Ed - Ed Sala
Alyssa - Mary Ellen Apgar
Kim - Elizabeth Hedrick
After the death of their daughter, Phil and Jessica must find a balance in their marriage while struggling with being middle class in the Midwest. Richard, a University scientist, is being paid by a pharmaceutical company to put his name on studies he didn't conduct. Allysa, the
representative of the pharmaceutical company, wants a more lavish life. Maurice, the local reporter for a small town online newspaper, wants to connect some dots.
About the Festival:
Each year, our New Works Advisory Board reads between 50 and 100 plays taken from the cumulative body of work of student playwrights who will be coming for the current summer session. These plays are ranked and vetted, and ten are selected for staged readings in collaboration with directors associated with our program--Certificate students, visiting faculty and guest artists.
These readings are presented free to the public, but there is limited seating. We also bring in more than a dozen guest responders who are active working theatre professionals from across the country. Many of our festival readings have gone on to be published, produced and won major awards. Come see tomorrow's stars today!
Our festival is presented in collaboration with Mill Mountain Theatre on their Waldron Stage.
Mill Mountain Theatre, Waldron Stage (View)
20 Church Ave SE
Roanoke, VA 24011
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