Theatre Horizon to Present Staged Reading of IN THE BLOOD with Forrest McClendon, 1/27

This season, Theatre Horizon has introduced audiences to celebrated works of theatre that spark dialogue about race with its Diverse Voices Reading Series. This series will close Monday, January 27 with a free reading of Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Finalist, In The Blood. The theatre is pleased to have TONY nominee Forrest McClendon as part of the ensemble for this reading. The reading is at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Tickets are available online at Advanced reservations are required. Theatre Horizon is located at 401 DeKalb St. More information can be found at or by calling 610.283.2230.

Plays in this series are also in consideration for inclusion in future seasons. Each reading will features opportunities for discussion and a chance to share opinions.

In In The Blood, Hester and her five fatherless children live in hopeless poverty as she struggles to find help in this shocking tragedy based on The Scarlet Letter. Suzan-Lori Parks is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur "Genius" Award, and is one of the most celebrated playwrights of the last decade.

This reading is directed by Malika Oyetimein and will feature TONY nominee Forrest McClendon. McClendon was nominated for a TONY for his performance in The Scottsboro Boys. A noted local actor, he is also a Barrymore Award winner. The cast also includes Christina May, and Tanya O'Neill.

This program has been supported in part by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, The Federal-State Partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Photo by Walter McBride

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