Theatre  to Present Staged Reading of SORROW'S END, 10/23
Theatre  continues its Small Batch Series with a staged reading of Sorrow's End by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer on October 23 at 7 p.m. at The Vault, 1031 S. 6th, following a four-day workshop process led by Theatre  Co-Artistic Director Amy Attaway.
Before Nathaniel Lachenmeyer's new work Sorrow's End premieres, Theatre  is helping the playwright shape the play with a four-day workshop culminating in a public reading. "This is a rare opportunity to experience a new play in its Early Stages," explains Co-Artistic Director Amy Attaway. "By committing to this rehearsal process and providing our experience as theatre artists, we have a chance to help Nathaniel explore and strengthen his play." The workshop has become an essential process for playwrights, helping to fine-tune the work before premiering the play.
Sorrow's End follows Eric Jackson, who left the cult of The Family Light 20 years before the action of the play. When the Walsh family comes to him for help exiting a situation similar to the one he left, all of Eric's old insecurities return. He'll have to keep his past at bay and his wits about him if he hopes to help the Walshes, determine their true motives, and emerge with his own life intact.
Nathaniel Lachenmeyer is an emerging playwright and award-winning author of books for children and adults. He has twelve books published/under contract, including a forthcoming all-ages graphic novel with First Second/Macmillan. Nathaniel's first play, Damn, was a 2012 Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center National Playwrights Conference semi-finalist and a Puffin Foundation grant recipient. Nathaniel's second play, Sorrow's End, is a recipient of a 2013 Dramatists Guild Fund grant and was a Play Lab Selection at the 2013 Last Frontier Theatre Conference.
As part of Theatre 's Small Batch Series: Theatrical Experiences and Experiments, Sorrow's End affords Louisville artists and audiences an opportunity to explore new collaborations and theatrical processes while producing quality theatre.
Theatre 's fourth season will be announced this winter and launch in June 2014. In addition to Sorrow's End, the Small Batch Series includes monthly installments of The Stranger and Ludlow Quinn on First Friday Trolley Hop nights and a fully staged production of Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno as part of the Slant Culture Theatre Festival in November.