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Informal Play Reading - Wednesday 13th February 2019


Informal Play Reading Evening

Join ETS for a relaxed evening as we read some fantastic plays together. This informal group meets periodically to give members the opportunity to read or listen to both complete plays, and interesting excerpts. New participants are welcome, and play suggestions are also invited.

The next informal play reading group will meet on Wednesday the 13th of February 2019

address:
Rona Colbert
40 Michaels Ave
Ellerslie

at:
7.30pm

play:
The reading will be Sense and Sensibility, an adaption of Jane Austen's beloved work as adapted by Kate Hamill.

Plot Summary
Written for a cast of 4 men and 4 women to double and play 17 characters. Hamill's playful new adaption follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters - sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne - after their father's sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humour, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?

There are plenty of parts for readers, and listeners are also most welcome.

RSVP for numbers or enquiries to Jocelyn McQuaid 09 626 3070 (jossmcq@slingshot.co.nz). Taking a little something for supper would be appreciated.