Writers Block: Michael Small, The History of Light
Howl! Arts and Howl! Happening present...
A week of Staged Readings to benefit the Actors Fund.
Saturday September 12th. 6.30 pm
The History of Light
A new three-act play by Michael Small
with Songs by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Set in Gilded Age New York of 1886 when one percent of the population lived in garish splendor while masses of immigrants struggled for survivalThe History of Light tells the story of Frederick and Alice Winslet, heirs to a fortune from a sugar dynasty. When the idealistic young newlyweds decide to bankroll an exciting new electric invention that they hope will benefit rich and poor alike, they collide with unexpected challenges that threaten their values and their marriage. Against the backdrop of the Haymarket riots and the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, The History of Light invokes the feeling of the times with reinvented versions of sixteen Gilbert and Sullivan songs.
Writers Block reaffirms Howl! Arts and Howl! Happening's commitment to showcasing the vision of contemporary writers, performers, and artists. The Festival also serves to support Howl! HELP's mission to provide emergency financial assistance and social service support to artists who have participated in the annual HOWL! Festival or who made/make their careers in New York's East Village and Lower East Side arts communities. 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Actors Fund.
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