Circle X Theatre Co. to Host 2014 Reading Series, 5/5-6/16

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Circle X Theatre Co. to Host 2014 Reading Series, 5/5-6/16

Circle X Theatre Co. has announced its 2014 reading series of six plays, to take place May 5 - June 16, 2014 at 8 p.m. on Monday evenings. There will be no reading on May 26 in observance of Memorial Day.

Proudly collaborating with some of the finest directors in Los Angeles, Circle X Theatre Co. will explore, rehearse and present readings of six plays, allowing their greatest potential for production to be enjoyed free to the public. The 2014 reading series is generously supported by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

This year's series will feature "She Rode Horses like The Stock Exchange" by Amelia Roper, "The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls" by Meg Miroshnik, "Adult" by Christina Masciotti, "The Glass Man" by Amanda Jane Shank, "16 Words or Less" by Peggy Stafford and "Sustainable Living" by Jennifer Haley. For more detailed information about the plays, please see below.

Performances will be held on Monday evenings, May 5 - June 16 at 8 p.m. at Atwater Village Theatre, which is located at 3269 Casitas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039. Performances are free. For additional information, please visit CircleXTheatre.org or contact Camille Schenkkan at camille@CircleXTheatre.org.

May 5, 2014
"She Rode Horses like The Stock Exchange"
by Amelia Roper
Directed by Johanna McKay

Hold onto your hors d'oeuvres, New England! Things just got messy. "She Rode Horses like the Stock Exchange" is an absurdly funny and terrifying ride through downsized, foreclosed America.

May 12, 2014
"The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls"
by Meg Miroshnik
Directed by Kate Jopson

When 20-year-old Russian-American Annie returns from Moscow for the summer, the lines between reality and fairytale begin to blur. A highly theatrical, darkly funny coming-of-age story, "The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls" features bears, witches, fairy godmother prostitutes and really high heels.

May 19, 2014
"Adult"
by Christina Masciotti
Directed by Jennifer A. Skinner

When Stanley invites his estranged 18-year-old daughter to spend her first winter break from college with him, he is stunned by a stray jolt of the unfamiliar: a home suddenly alive with disquiet, and a shocking glimpse at a life with potential.

June 2, 2014
"The Glass Man"
by Amanda Jane Shank
Directed by Mark Ramont

"The Glass Man" is a surrealistic glimpse into the life of a fragile, middle-aged man obsessed with a war that wants only old men for fighting. The play is an exploration of an old love and a doomed world simultaneously dismantling into their final breaths.

June 9, 2014
"16 Words or Less"
by Peggy Stafford

A lone and over-helpful flower shop clerk tries to contain the challenges of her customers' lives, but can't do the same for herself.

June 16, 2014
"Sustainable Living"
by Jennifer Haley
Directed by Shana Cooper

From sundown to sunup in a breathtaking green home above Los Angeles, two couple and an uninvited guest must confront their liberal comfort zones and face reality.

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