BIRTHDAY PIE to Open New Irvington 'Stage Door Reading Series' this Fall

The casting is completed for the reading of "Birthday Pie", the award winning "dramedy", based on the, highly-acclaimed novel of the same title.

The stage unit of Iron Violet Productions, Iron Violet Stage, in association with Denman Turner Entertainment Group, will present a staged reading of "Birthday Pie", written by best-selling author, and playwright, Arthur Wooten on September 29th, 2014, at 7:30 PM.

The performance will be held on the renovated stage at the historic Irvington Town Hall Theater, in Irvington, New York--- thirty minutes from Manhattan. There will be a "talk-back" with the author, and producer(s). The play was invited to read by, newly appointed, Theater Manager, Gregory Allen.

The piece has attracted a large, and vocal, cadre of supporters since its win at The Key West Theatre Festival (defunctus), under Joan McGillis (A.D.).

Among the strongest endorsements of the work, is: "Birthday Pie is one of the most original, relevant and touching stories I have ever read. The language of Arthur Wooten puts you in the room with these incredible characters that make you laugh out loud and make you cry. The story is so compelling you will find it a quick read because you won't want to put it down until you get to the end." - Debbie Allen

The company consists of: Trudy Lee Martindale, The Mother (LaTrina Rice); Bert (Bertrand) Martindale, The Father (Marcus Dargan); Roscoe Martindale, the youngest son (Duane Burress, Jr.); Lex (Alexi Lee) Martindale, the middle son (Deon Williams); Mona Lee Martindale, the daughter (Tasha Michelle); Junior Martindale, the oldest son (Leroy Graham); Clairese Martindale, his wife (Nefertiti Warren); Mattie Lee Martindale, their daughter (Kalese Rasberry); and Anastasia Battles, the grandmother, (Denise Spann-Morgan)

"We have, In "Birthday Pie", a story that eclipses any other consideration. It is an intensive journey through life, secrets, challenges, and agony--- with a, very liberal, dose of Southern humor which is a balm for many an ill. It is a play that tells a "slice-of-life" that any American family... any family, could experience--- our struggles, frailties, mettle, and strengths", said Lead E.P., Marcinho Savant.

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