Join us for the first event of our inaugural season
A staged reading of
by Steven Carl McCasland
~ Directed by Shelli Place ~
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Park Square Theatre
Andy Boss Rehearsal Hall
St Paul, MN
Monday, November 14, 2016
With the talents of
This free event will introduce PRIME Productions to the community: meet our founders, announce our plans for our first year of production, and hear our first play read aloud by Twin Cities talent!
We will have wine and bubbly to celebrate our launch, and a brief talkback and reception after the 90 minute reading. Grab a friend and join us! No tickets required but there is limited seating for this "invited audience" - we hope that you'll rsvp so we can hold a seat for you and your guest. RSVP here.
PRIME Productions is grateful for the support of Park Square Theater, Michael-jon Pease and Richard Cook.
* Members of Actors' Equity Association
ABOUT THE PLAY -
Little Wars focuses on a fictional meeting of Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, Agatha Christie and the mysterious American woman that ties them all together. The gathering takes place at Gertrude and Alice’s home in the French Alps in 1940 on the eve of the German occupation of Paris. Against the historical backdrop of the Holocaust, the playwright uses intelligence and wit to present an intriguing series of “what ifs” in this fast-paced 90-minute play.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT -
Steven Carl McCasland's writing has been acclaimed by New York critics as "brilliant", "riveting", "mesmerizing" and "extraordinary". Produced regionally and in Manhattan, his plays include neat & tidy, BLACK [Billy Learns About Captain Kirk], BLUE: a fable, When I'm 64, Hope & Glory, The Tip, Opheliacs Anonymous, Fifth Position, Little Wars, Pulchritudinous, What Was Lost, 28 Marchant Avenue, and Der Kanarienvogel (The Canary). Little Wars has been produced internationally in Bermuda, and upcoming in Costa Rica next spring.
Critics hailed Steven as a new Thornton Wilder with the production of neat & tidy, declaring it a Top Dramatic Play of the Year. He won First Place in the Huntington Award in Playwriting for Pulchritudinous.
Steven is the founder and Artistic Director of The Beautiful Soup Theater Collective, where he continues to direct a variety of plays and musicals. He is also an actor in NY and has a BA in Directing from Pace University. To learn more, click here.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from
the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council,
thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.