square product theatre presents a staged reading of Byhalia, Mississippi, by Evan Linder (5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche).
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
7:30 p.m., January 16, 2016
The Acting Studio at University of Colorado Boulder Theatre & Dance
directed by Amy C. Buckler and Lindsay Weitkamp
featuring: Emily K. Harrison, Betty Hart, Tammy Meneghini, Luke Sorge, and Joseph Tabano
Jim and Laurel Parker are about to become new parents. They are broke. They are loud. They are "proud white trash." When Lauren finally gives birth to their overdue child, the couple is faced with the biggest challenge of their lives: their baby boy is black, the result of Laurel's affair the previous year. The lives of their families and friends are thrown into turmoil in Byhalia, Mississippi, a town with a racially-charged past that still very much affects its present.
Don't miss this ONE NIGHT ONLY staged reading of the latest play by Evan Linder, which will receive world premiere openings the weekend of January 8, 2016 in Chicago, IL (The New Colony & Definition Theater Company), Memphis, TN (Playhouse on the Square), Charleston, SC (Village Rep Co.), and Toronto, ON (Cue6 Productions). The following week, the drama will receive staged readings in Birmingham, AL (Theatre Downtown), Boulder, CO (square product theatre), and Los Angeles, CA, (Sixth Avenue). Audiences in all seven cities will come together for an online talkback on Monday, January 18th (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) to discuss the play's impact on their local audiences.
$8 general admission
All seats $10 at the door.
More info: http://wpconvo.com/
Feature in American Theater Magazine: http://www.americantheatre.org/2015/08/10/the-new-colony-announces-season-of-world-premieres/