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A Reading of a New Play in Development by Artist in Residence Edward Riche

June 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Barbara Barrett Theatre St. John's, Arts & Culture Centre

Edward Riche - a play readingSynopsis

Author and Playwright, Edward Riche, has been the Artist-In-Residence for the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre this year, wherein he has been writing his newest play – a comedy currently entitled Pull On That Thread.

As the culmination of the residency, a staged reading of the play will take place in the Barbara Barrett Theatre on June 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm. The idea is to experiment with the form, where separate approaches to the material will be tested. The playwright is working with the dramaturge and director to explore how structural differences in the script and varied interpretations of the script will resonate with the audience.
When asked about his intentions at the onset of the residency, Riche said, “The play I’m working on during the residency is peculiar sort of comedy.  I’m experimenting with having character of no particular age or gender and even toying with idea that the players should routinely swap roles and render a very different story from one performance to the next. At this stage I have no idea if it will work.  The residency is giving me the opportunity to find out. I’m in here alone now, scribbling away.  When I come out I hope you come, have a listen and tell me what you think.”
We invite you to join us for this funny and unique night of theatre, where Riche’s new work will be heard for the first time publicly. There are very limited seats, so we recommend that you get your tickets early.
The reading will be directed by Charlie Tomlinson. The cast will include Pat Dempsey, Brian Marler and Alexis Koetting. The reading will also be followed by a post-show feedback session with the playwright, facilitated by Arts and Culture Centre Director, Aiden Flynn. 

About the Playwright Edward Riche
Edward Riche was a co-creator of and writer for the legendary CBC Radio Comedy “The Great Eastern”. His work in radio features and documentary have received numerous awards.  His feature film screenplays include the adaptation of his celebrated novel “Rare Birds”.  For television, he is best known for his work on “Made In Canada” (“The Industry”, USA).  His novel “The Nine Planets” won both the Winterset and Thomas Raddell awards for fiction.  His novel, “Easy To Like” was longlisted for the IMPAC Prize. His latest novel, “Today I Learned It Was You” was published in 2016. His plays include “Possible Maps”, “List of Lights” “To Be Loved”, “The Pillow Trade”, “Hail” and “Dedication”.


TICKETS:  $15 Each HST & service charge included

DATES & SHOWTIME: June 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm

LOCATION: Barbara Barrett Theatre - ST. JOHN'S, Arts & Culture Centre (95 Allandale Road)




FEEDBACK SESSION: Facilitated by Aiden Flynn directly after the performance


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