Theater 2020 to Host HEARTHSIDE READING SERIES at Brooklyn Public Library, 9/21
Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights' professional theater company continues its outreach to the Brooklyn community with their FREE "Hearthside Reading Series." The September reading features two one act comedies, "The Thrice Three Muses" by Lynn Marie Macy & "Harold" by Theodore Herstand. The plays, which both present comic situations reflecting how people handle "maturing," will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2013 in the first floor theater room at the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, and feature professional actors from the company. Running time is approximately 75 minutes, and refreshments will be served. No reservations are necessary.
Tickets and Reservations:
Admission is FREE and open to the public.
Reservations: No reservations are necessary
Running time: Approximately 75 minutes
More information at: www.Theater2020.com
The Thrice Three Muses by Lynn Marie Macy. A wonderfully funny romp, takes us to the home of Charles P. Vandergraff who upon turning 40 challenges his friends to debate the virtues and vices of various religions and ethical institutions, and contemplates the creation of a new theology, based on an old but remarkably relevant poet...
Harold by Theodore Herstand. A poignant and warmly funny one-person play, takes us to the lecture hall of a small private college in 1986, where Prof. Emeritus Harold Miller, Ph.D., a last minute substitute, attempts a discourse on Chaucer, but ends up teaching us something else...
Theodore Herstand began his theatre career as a professional actor playing numerous child and juvenile roles at the Cleveland Play House for almost a decade. During this period, he also played featured and leading roles on local, regional, and national radio dramas, and appeared on stage, in film, and on television in New York City. He then earned a B.A. in acting/directing and an M.A. in playwriting a t the University of Iowa, followed by a Ph.D. in theatre aesthetics at the University of Illinois. Throughout his career as a theatre professor and administrator, his work as an actor, director, and playwright took him to man y venues around the country in academic, community, and professional theatre. He has appeared as an actor in many hundreds of performances. He has directed more than seventy productions. His playwriting has brought him regional and national awards and productions of eight of his plays. His teaching career has included: the training of actors for the Minnesota Theatre Company of the Guthrie Theatre du ring the tenures of Sir Tyrone Guthrie, Douglas Campbell and Edward Payson Call; the chairmanship of the Department of Drama and Dance at Case Western Reserve University where he reestablished and directed a joint MFA program with the Cleveland Play House; and service as Director of the School of Drama at the University of Oklahoma. Notable honors with continuing membership: Elected to The National Theatre Conference at The Players Club in 1971.Designated for life an American Theatre Fellow (ATF) of the College of Fellows of the American Theatre at the Kenned y Center in 2004.
Lynn Marie Macy is a playwright, actor, and director originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mac attended the University of Minnesota, trained at the Guthrie Theater and with several independent studios on New York City. She studies playwriting at New Dramatists in New York City and before moving the New York was a resident Acting Company member at the Minneapolis Playwrights Center. Her most recent scripts include: Northanger Abbey, A Romantic Gothic Comedy (Distilled Spirits Theatre, NYC, Blue Room Theater, CA & Theater Ten Ten, NYC) which was published by New York Theatre Experience in Playing with Canons, Explosive New Works from Great Literature by America's Indie Playwrights. Her other plays include Innocent Diversions, A Christmas Entertainment with Jane Austen and Friends, A Thousand Merry Conceits, A Private Audience with Nell Gwyn (Theater Ten Ten, NYC, Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Crunching Numbers (Distilled Spirits Theater, NYC) published by New York Theatre Experience in Plays and Playwrights for the New Millennium), and a new adaptation/translation of Schiller's Intrigue and Love (Jean Cocteau Repertory Theater, NYC). Macy is currently Resident Playwright at Theater 2020 in Brooklyn Heights, NY and an Associate Member of the Dramatists' Guild.