Sunday, September 21 at 3pm
No. Six Depot Roastery and Café
6 Depot Street, West Stockbridge, MA
Waxworks by Trina Davies
With France on the verge of revolution, a young Madame Tussaud (Marie Grosholz) is called from her post at Versailles back to Dr. Curtius’ Wax Salon in the heart of Paris. There she is introduced to the most influential people in Paris. But as the revolution descends, Marie is forced to confront the remains of those she has befriended – whose waxen images must be set with signs that identify them as ‘patriots’ or ‘enemies’. An exploration of the tales we’re told and the heroes and villains we create, Waxworks tells the story of an extraordinary artist who developed the first world-wide entertainment brand. This WAM reading will be one of the first public readings of this not-yet published play.
Kristen van Ginhoven (Director) is WAM’s Artistic Director. For WAM Theatre, Kristen’s directing credits include: The Old Mezzo (World Premiere), The Attic, The Pearls and Three Fine Girls and Sarah Ruhl’s Melancholy Play. She recently was a director for the 10×10 New Play Festival at Barrington Stage Company, where she also was assistant director for Sleuth and Absurd Person Singular. Elsewhere as a director, Kristen has worked at the Stratford Festival of Canada, Capital Repertory Theatre, Majestic Theatre, Cohoes Music Hall, and Emerson College. Kristen is a member of the 2013 Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab.