Free Staged Reading at the Hamner Theater: Red, White, Blue – and Black, by Peter Gunter

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Staged Reading of Red, White, Blue – and Black by Peter Gunter

Free and open to the public.

Come for a snack and a chat, and then stay after to give the playwright the feedback he needs to get his play where he wants it to be.

Co-directed/dramaturged by Carol Pedersen and Boomie Pedersen
Cast: Richard Cooper Carrie Stuart Rebecca Hudnall Chris Courtenay Jim Johnston

Cynthia, a white Republican lobbyist is helping her African American fiancé, David, run for Congress as a Republican. Their relationship — both political and personal — is jeopardized when the influential conservative she invites to her old Virginia home turns out to have written a notorious book on race and intelligence. The battle lines are drawn when the party is crashed by Cynthia’s ultra-liberal mother and David’s African American ex-girlfriend who is catering the party and wants him back — as a Democrat.

Come listen to a brand new play, and share your reactions with the author.

The Virginia Playwrights and Screenwriters Initiative (VPI) is a part of the Hamner Theater’s continuing mission to foster new works for the stage, specifically those by Virginia playwrights & screenwriters.
VPSI provides a venue for the writer to workshop, rewrite and rehearse a new script with a company of experienced actors, a director and a dramaturg. The author participates in a process of readings, rehearsal and discussions with cast, director and dramaturg, culminating in a public staged reading. Following the reading, there will be a discussion open to all.

Event Date: Saturday 17th of April 2010 07:00 PM

Location/Address: Hamner Theater

Contact Telephone Please call 434 361 1999 for more information