All For One to Present UNDERWATER by David Watts Barton, 4/7
In Sacramento they were used to the idea that "100-year flood" would one day come. But in 2008 when the city found itself under water, it wasn't from a storm, but a deluge of debt as the housing bubble burst ushering Sacramento, and much of the western world into the financial crisis.
In 2007, journalist David Watts Barton was trading newspapers for blogs and buying up houses hoping to move to New York City with the profits. In his new semi-autobiographical solo show, Barton takes a comic and emotional look at the seductive promise of the housing boom and how financial disaster can make us lose much more than money.
Underwater is a show about money, family, and the difference between a house and a home. When chandeliers turn into crippling debts, David learns that money can disappear without a trace, but people can't.
Underwater: The 100-Year Flood will be the first installment of All For One's new Works-In-Progress Series. The reading will be directed by Kel Haney (The Recommendation, Interviewing Miss Davis) and presented free of charge at the Access Theatre Black Box. A short reception will follow the reading with refreshments available for a small donation.
All For One's Works-In-Progress Series provides an outlet for solo shows in progress to receive outside help in their development. The Works-In-Progress series is a vital component of All For One's non-profit mission to develop and support the art and craft of solo theater through education, performance, community, and advocacy.
The reading of Underwater: The 100-Year Flood will be Monday April 7th at 7:00pm at the Access Theater Black Box at 380 Broadway on the 4th floor. Admission is free, but reservations are strongly recommended. To learn more and to RSVP go to www.allforonetheater.org/works-in-progress
Access Theater is an ADA accessible space. Please call up for elevator access.