The Play-Reading Renegadesbring backReader's Theater on the last Thursday of each month at 7:00pm, April through November, in the Noah Webster Library Meeting Room, 20 South Main Street, West Hartford.
The acting is fully realized, nuanced, each reading is a theatrical experience through and through! Supported with funding from the Thomas F. Kilfoil Bequest.Shows are typically PG-13 and may contain adult language and situations; unsuitable for children.
Plays for the inaugural season are: • April 27 "Rumors" by Neil Simon (playbill) • May 25 "Curse You, Jack Dalton!" by Wilbur Braun (playbill) (photos) • June 29, 7PM "The Wedding Binder" - A new comedy by Jacques Lamarre
Directed by Sasha Bratt; Produced by Marsha Howard Karp
since Cherie unwrapped her Dream Wedding Barbie, she has planned her
picture-perfect wedding. When Mr. Right finally pops the question,
Cherie gets to put her plans into motion. Will her fantasy nuptials come
to fruition or will reality give her the wedding bell blues?
CHARACTER - Cast Member:
CHERIE - Tara Fischer Binder
MICHELLE - Marisa Clement
MOM - Virginia Wolf
KITTY - Lorrie Bacon Chaban
THE BINDER - Rob Grgach APPROXIMATELY 1 Hour 45 min. / One 10 min. intermission
JACQUES LAMARRE (playwright) I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti premiered at TheaterWorks in 2012. He is one of eight playwrights that wrote Christmas on the Rocks for TheaterWorks. Born Fat, another comedy, was presented at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Seven Angels Theatre, and the Midtown International Theatre Festival in New York, garnering an award for Outstanding Solo Show. His newest comedy My Vhite House Christmas Spashial vith Melania (Live from Trump Tower) was workshopped at HartBeat Ensemble and Seattle’s Jewel Box Theatre. Jacques has co-written thirteen comedy-cabaret shows for drag superstar Varla Jean Merman (including 2017’s Bad Heroine). Upcoming: Raging Skillet, commissioned by the Roberts Foundation for TheaterWorks. www.jacqueslamarreplaywright.com
Plays are first-come, first-seated. Capacity 75. Doors open at 6:40 p.m.No late seating. Please park in the nearby Isham Garage, and validate your parking in the library meeting room.
The Play-Reading Renegades formed in April 2017 as a joint initiative of West Hartford Libraries, and actors: • Marsha Howard Karp began in L.A. as actress acting on television and feature films. In 1995, she moved to Connecticut to raise a family. For thirteen years she has served as producer and host of WHC-TV’s series, Cameras Rolling, interviewing local talent in the creative arts. Her IMDb credits include stage performances locally and regionally…as well as independent movies and commercials.
• JoAnn DeWind has been involved with community theater since the 1980’s. She has primarily been involved with acting and has garnered three awards. Two were from American Community Theater of Connecticut (ACTCONN), and another from the Mark Twain Masquers. She originated two roles for two Connecticut playwrights and enjoyed those collaborative experiences, and has also been cast as an extra in two films.
• Rick Fiocco has performed in a variety of plays over the past few years including Arsenic and Old Lace at the Phoenix Stage Company, Art as Muse with the East Haddam Stage Company, and various 24 Hour Theater productions at the Playhouse on Park Theater in West Hartford and Mayfly in New London. Most recently, Rick performed at Theatre Guild of Simsbury, with the Plainville Players Farmington Valley Stage, and at the Carriage House Theater in Hartford.
The Play-Reading Renegades are supported by the Thomas F. Kilfoil Memorial Bequest, West Hartford Library Foundation.