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Virginia Dare at The Painted Bride

by on Feb.21, 2014, under The Sixth Boro, Theatre

The Bridal Salon reading series at The Painted Bride

presents a developmental reading of Jeffrey Stanley‘s unproduced play Virginia Dare at 7pm on Wednesday, February 26th in Philadelphia.

The Bridal Salon is a play-reading series created to support the ever growing Philadelphia theater community. Actors, directors, playwrights and theater enthusiasts can all benefit. This year, local artist Cara Blouin brings in trained new play adjudicators to each reading, providing feedback critical to the writing process. The entry fee for audience members is Pay What You Can.

Come and check out Jeffrey Stanley’s latest and nail him to the wall with your comments on this haunting Appalachian drama.

230 Vine Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Virginia Dare reading 1/24/12

by on Jan.14, 2012, under Politics, The Sixth Boro, Theatre

Virginia Dare; the first English child born in the New World.

On Tuesday 1/24/12 @ 4:00pm as part of my PDC@Plays&Players residency in Philly we’ll be presenting a rehearsed reading of my unproduced play Virginia Dare.  There’ll be a Q&A afterward and I’d dearly love your feedback on this work in development.

VIRGINIA DARE is a multidisciplinary, multicultural play; a 21st century Southern Gothic drama gone global.  Set in a not-too-difficult-to-imagine near future in which the US has boots on the ground not only in Iraq and Afghanistan but Pakistan and even India, the play is a high stakes tale. An Appalachian brother and sister plot patricide against a backdrop of perpetual war and cosmic collisions.  With a touch of magic realism and a

The Hindu mother goddess Durga rides into battle.

spike of Eastern religion, the plot focuses on two irreparably damaged working class siblings who are struggling to deal with memories of their violent childhood, a forgotten murder, an impending murder looming on the horizon, and even a trip to the afterlife.  Startling images and verbal sparring send them both hurtling toward a dark decision.

WHAT: Reading of Virginia Dare  featuring Pardon My Invasion actors Emily Gibson and Joe O’Brien, directed by Daniel Student

Eternally volatile and disputed Kashmir.

WHEN:  Tuesday 1/24, 4pm-6pm.

WHERE: Plays & Players, 3rd floor Skinner Studio; 1714 Delancey Place (in Center City), Philadelphia, PA.

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