Friday, February 18, 2011

BookTalk, Synapse Theatre This Weekend at TWC

A BIG thank you to Synapse Theatre for graciously allowing us to move our BookTalk event on Sunday--with Alice McDermott & Round House Theatre's Blake Robison--into our theatre. Synapse, who'd rented the space, will now have their performance start at 2:30 on this one day only. To learn more about this play, read below. The play is directed by Kathe Park and written by a rising star in UK theatre: Graham Farrow. As an added bonus, Farrow will be leading a workshop at TWC on playwriting called "Fundamentals of Playwriting."

Theatre Performances at The Writer’s Center
Synapse Theatre's Mid-Atlantic Premiere of:
Talk About the Passion
Play by Graham Farrow
Directed by Kathe Park

If your only child, a six year old boy is brutally murdered and the killer produces a best selling autobiography, how do you react? If the public turns on you and blames you because you let go of his hand at the crucial moment, what does that do to you? How do you behave when you confront the killers editor who has made a fortune and a name from your misery? Starring Angel Brown and Craig Miller
Starring Angel Brown and Craig Miller
Performance Dates & Times:

February 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, and 27
Friday and Saturdays @ 7:30 and Sundays @ 2:00pm

Ticket prices are $20.00 for adults/$15.00 for students, seniors, military, and Actors Center members with ID. Groups of 10 or more: $10 per person, children 12 years or under: $7.50 per child, persons with disabilities: $12.50 per person.

For more information, visit the Synapse Web site: Synapse Theatre.

Sunday, 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at The Writer's Center
BookTalk: A Community Reads (A FREE event)

The Writer’s Center will host a discussion about Charming Billy, Alice McDermott’s National Book Award-winning novel. At the event, McDermott will join Round House Theatre’s producing Artistic Director, Blake Robison (who wrote and directed RHT’s world premiere version of the play). The event is part of BookTalk: A Community Reads. A new program at The Writer’s Center—one for which The Writer’s Center received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts—BookTalk brings readers and writers together in conversation on a single book, much like a reading group. McDermott and Robison will discuss their involvement with the book and field questions from the audience.

Charming Billy at Round House Theatre

After the BookTalk event on February 20th, attend the play at Round House, followed by a panel discussion on adaptation. The World Premiere of Charming Billy will run at Round House from February 2-20, just a few blocks from TWC. These are ticketed shows. To purchase your tickets, visit their Web site.

TWC podcast with Alice McDermott

Our inaugural podcast is up! Click here to listen as Alice McDermott reads from her novel, Charming Billy, a National Book Award winner, and Shannon O'Neill discusses the novel with her.

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