Festival Reading #7: Chrysopylae by Lydia Stewart
Directed by Taylor Gruenloh
Ellen - Anna Holland
Albert - Michael Mansfield
The Grave Digger - Clare Callaghan
Hancock - Simon Adkins
Josef - Sean McCord
Engineer #1 - Chris Shepard
Engineer #2 - Devin Lanier
Engineer #3 - Owen Merritt
Albert built his dream bridge in spite of objections; a bridge that would carry his name into the future as it carries people across its back. But rather than a monument to man, it becomes a place where they come to die. And as he watches his dream go awry, Albert begins to question the significance of his life. In contrast, Ellen begins to question the significance of a life ahead of her filled with good-byes. The bridge will be the deciding factor for both of them.
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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