August 12: Church of the New Play: "The Queen of Spades" (Reading)
Prop Thtr presents new play reading by Lon West
Church of The New Play is a weekly reading series featuring new work by local Chicago writers, devisers, and text generators of all performance forms. In each session, a new piece is read or presented followed by a talkback tailored to the artists' needs. This is an alternative to a script submission policy in that it gives creators' the space to present their work as it's meant to be experienced: live and out loud.
Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 11 am-2 pm
Prop Thtr | 3502-04 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
Church of the New Play presents... The Queen of Spades by Lon West
The Queen of Spades is a full-evening adaptation of Pushkin's classic story of a gambling obsession in 19th century Russia, which inspired Tchaikovsky's opera and a film version. The story is seasoned by plot twists and supernatural revenge. In this version, social expectations are turned upside down by the protagonist being female and the pathetic young woman "he" pursues in the original story being male.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Reservations are not required. For more information regarding this event, click here.
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