The final reading in the 2016 Fresh Takes Reading Series is Grand Concourse by Heidi Schreck. Called to a life of service, Shelley is the devoted manager of a Bronx soup kitchen, but lately her heart’s not in it. Enter Emma: an idealistic but confused young volunteer, whose recklessness pushes Shelley to the breaking point. With keen humor and startling compassion, Schreck’s play navigates the mystery of faith, the limits of forgiveness, and the pursuit of happiness.
September 29-October 23
Co-produced by the Berkshire Theatre Group and WAM Theatre, ‘The Bakelite Masterpiece’ by Kate Cayley is about the artist Han van Meegeren who has been arrested for selling a long-lost painting by the Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer to Hermann Goering, Nazi leader. His defense? It was a perfect forgery painted by him. His proof? In front of his prosecutor (art historian and resistance fighter) Geert Piller, he must paint another flawless Vermeer to save his life.
Sept 27-Dec 13
Come create a play! This after-school class for girls aged 8-12 will develop and bring together all individual creative talents (acting, dancing, singing, music-playing, writing, and more!) to put together an original show from the ground up.