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Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Essential Theatre's New Play Reading Series (DC)

You Are Invited!

The Artistic Community is cordially invited to closed table readings of new and current plays in development in The Essential Theatre’s New Play Reading Series. There is no admission requirement. Space is limited and all interested artist, literary personnel and invited guest are asked to RSVP by calling (202) 328-0569 or by E-mailing All table readings will begin at 6:00 P.M. in room 221 of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library located at 901 G Street, NW, in downtown Washington, DC( one blk from DC’s Chinatown., on the following dates:

Monday December 7th, 6:00 PM
Blues Theme for Talladega, by Cornell H. Calhoun, III
Third Draft

It’s 1956 in Talladega, Alabama and the operations of the Klu Klux Klan are alive and well. Young colored men have been disappearing. The owner of the local thriving family business has discovered the evidence and the Talladega Klan will get it back at any cost.

Monday December 14th 6:00 PM
Betty’s Wish, by La’Chris Jordan
First Draft

The family matriarch has fallen into a deep, life-threatening coma. Only a divisive blood transfusion will save her that‘s against the family’s religious beliefs. Betty’s husband is determined to keep her alive despite objections of some family members who hold fast to church doctrines.

Monday December 21st 6:00 PM
Samson and Ms. Delilah, by Natalie Blank
First Draft

Prostitution has been legalized in the United States and Ms. Delilah is the leading lady of the bunch. The highest paid and most beautiful unionized “Eve;” All men want her but only few can afford her. A young writer holds information that could destroy her career.

About the Program
The New Play Reading Series is created to give voice to the work of new and established playwrights. It is in substance an incubator that serves to nurture the work for a three-year period in a supportive and collaborative environment with other artisans, actors and directors. Further, it is a forum where audience members are welcomed to engage in an open dialogue with the playwright and director about the issues presented in the material as well as techniques used to present them. The New Play Reading Series was established in the spring of 1992.

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2009 CFC and United Way Designation numbers:
CFC/NCA 23538, United Way 9398

The Essential Theatre
S. Robert Morgan, Founder/Artistic Director

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