Tuesday, September 16, 2008

free play reading at the public

haunted new orleans

i just caught wind of this event going on next monday night at the public. unfortunately, i will be earning my keep and cannot attend. so, i'm hoping some kind reader will go in my place. after visiting new orleans, i can't shake the spirit of the place. i find that i have a lingering attachment to all things new orleans after feeling the tumultuous energy present in that city.

it's a free reading of a new play by catherine filloux, tarell alvin mccraney, and joe sutton happening at the public theater on monday september 22nd at 7pm.
The phenomenon of a natural calamity like Hurricane Katrina creates chaos, pain and confusion on a mythic scale. In THE BREACH, a play on the drowning of New Orleans, playwrights Filloux, McCraney, and Sutton weave together three unique and separate stories from those who survived the storm. In its exploration of the impacts of Katrina, this powerful and surreal play taps the conspiracy theories, loss and nascent hope of this devastated American region.

A post-show discussion will feature award-winning New York Daily News journalist Nicole Bode, who covered Katrina and its aftermath; Robert Carey, Vice President of the International Rescue Committee's Resettlement Department; and academic Lee Clarke, author of Worst Cases: Terror and Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination. Writer Larry Blumenfeld, who has conductive extensive research on cultural recovery in New Orleans, will moderate the discussion.

for reservations email thebreach@publictheater.org or call 212-539-8597

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