Summer Play Readings
Events | Date: August 12, 19, 26, 2018|Location: Our Town Theatre

All Our Town Theatre Sundaes Sundays Play Readings are free. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Come see local actors read plays of local playwrights and savor light refreshments.

Sunday, August 12, at 2:00 p.m.: Gracefully Ending written by AJ DeLauder
Set in 2009 amidst the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, Gracefully Ending depicts, through flashback, the tale of Beth Fuller, a divorced, former bank clerk facing homelessness. Beth’s only son, Andrew, has become emotionally distant ever since she refused to bail him out of jail, so she finds herself trying to move in with her ailing, widowed mother, Margret, under the guise of protecting Margret from falling down late at night. But Margret doesn’t want help and the two begin feuding, especially after Beth learns that Margret believes she sees her late husband, Hank, in the house. In desperation, Beth calls on a doctor to declare her mother incompetent and even enlists Andrew for support. A fight quickly grows between the two women, much like the early season snowstorm outside, and soon both find themselves faced with the same realization: Dying with dignity means dying with love.

Sunday, August 19, at 2:00 p.m.: Flashdrive written by Barry Weinberg
On an otherwise ordinary day, a struggling artist finds a wallet full of thousand dollar bills and a flash drive. The wallet belongs to a gangster. The gangster sends a hit woman to retrieve it. The artist willingly gives the wallet full of money to the hit woman...but the flash drive isn’t in it. A waitress, whom the artist wants to know better, is actually attracted to the hit woman, and secretly took the flash drive, while a cop wants the flash drive so he can use what’s on it to find the gangster. The hit woman can’t disappoint the gangster, who is supplying her opiod addiction. The artist just wants all this to end so he can focus on selling his paintings, all of them yellow, at an art show opening. But first, he has to figure out how to get the flash drive, and then give it to...whom?

Sunday, August 26, at 2:00 p.m.: Campfire Conversations
Join the campfire conversations, sparking with politics and satire, on an actual 1921 camping trip to local Swallow Falls State Park. This historical fiction reveals with humor and candor the flawed sides of campers Henry Ford, Thomas Alva Edison, and U.S. President Warren G. Harding.

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