Write Out Loud Presents THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE
Write Out Loud - an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading short stories aloud for a live audience - announces THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE, the fourth production in their 10th Anniversary Season. Write Out Loud Story Concerts bring literature to life - aloud - with rehearsed readings by professional actors. Each program explores specific themes by weaving a variety of stories, poems and music together into a literary tapestry. David Fenner, Jeffrey Howard Ingman, Veronica Murphy and Walter Ritter will perform. A pre-show reception starts at 6:15pm with a 7:00pm curtain.
Write Out Loud Artistic Director, Veronica Murphy shares, "with insight, heart and wit, these stories explore love's different shapes and sizes and the risks people will take to get it."
The Reverent Wooing of Archibald by P.G. Wodehouse - read by a Write Out Loud favorite, David Fenner.
Prolific British humorist, P.G. Wodehouse, is best known for his tales of "Jeeves and Wooster," which turn a comic eye to the idleness of early 20th century aristocrats. In The Reverent Wooing of Archibald, our hapless hero falls in love at first sight and will do anything, however ridiculous, to win the heart of his beloved.
The Judgement of Paris by Leonard Merrick - read by Jeffrey Howard Ingman
In Merrick's comedic story of love, two comedians - who are also dear friends - each fall in love....with the same woman. The object of their love decides the only way to solve such a difficult conundrum is to "let the people of Paris decide" - which of the two is the better actor and thus deserving of her love. The two compete to see which of them can best convince Paris of their capability...
A Pleasant New Ballad - a Traditional Elizabethan Ballad - read by Walter Ritter & Veronica Murphy
A pleasant new ballad, Both merry and witty,
That sheweth the humours, of the wives in the City....
Write Out Loud Founders and longtime partners Veronica Murphy and Walter Ritter come together to share a racy repartee between longtime husband and wife in this Elizabethan romp of love and marriage.
Paris at Night by Sung J. Woo - read by Walter Ritter
This futuristic story presents a couple about to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. She dreams of seeing Paris at night; he ponders, "What can I do to make this happen?" A surprising examination of the power of love, and the importance of memories...
Tickets for THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE are $20. There are discounts for seniors, students and military. Purchase tickets for the Monday, February 6th performance at www.writeoutloudsd.com.
In addition to their six show season of Story Concerts, Write Out Loud provides the community five other core programs serving over 16,000 people annually. Additional programs include TwainFest - a free family celebration in August in Old Town, Stories for Seniors, StoryBox Theatre for elementary students, Read Imagine Create for teens and Poetry Out Loud for high school students.