Sep 16: Launch Day (Reading)

Chicago Dramatists' Saturday Series: September
Playwrights, theatre artists, and the general public convene in the Chicago Dramatists' theatre to witness the birth of a new work for the stage and to participate in its development by offering feedback to its playwright. The plays are always directed and rehearsed and are presented with minimal staging. After each reading, the audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets and to join in a post-reading discussion.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 2:00pm
at Chicago Dramatists | 1105 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60642

Launch Day
by Michael Higgins (Writer's Studio)
Directed by Directed by Georgette Verdin, Co-Artistic Director, Interrobang Theatre

Weary of our corrupt and dying planet, a brilliant young engineer is blasting off today on a mission to colonize another world. Her ex-boyfriend believes the Earth – and their relationship – can be saved. But first he must convince her to stay – and hope his new robotic arm doesn’t ruin everything. Six couples wrestle with the future of love in Launch Day, a comedy about where we’re headed.

This event is FREE ($7 suggested donation at the door) and open to the public.

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