Firehouse Theatre Launches Series of New-Play Readings

The weekend-long festival includes talkbacks, readings of original works, and a live musical performance.

RICHMOND, VA.: Firehouse Theatre has announced the launch of IN-PROGRESS, a weekend of new plays. The event, which features readings of four original works, talkbacks, and live music, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 10 and Sunday, Oct. 11.

The featured plays include Camerados, Roy Proctor’s exploration of the relationship between poet Walt Whitman and streetcar conductor Peter Doyle; Opera of the Telephone at Delphi, by Katie Kremer, about telemarketers caught between fantasy and reality; N.W., Jackson Slipek’s jukebox musical that uses the tunes of Joe Jackson to illustrate turmoil and loss in President Reagan’s inner circle; and Donna Hoke’s Brilliant Works of Art, about a promising young law student torn between conflicting promises of love and financial gain.

IN-PROGRESS arrives in the midst of a season that includes productions of The Boy in the BathroomThe Fourth Wall, and Maple and Vine, the second for newly-inaugurated artistic director Joel Bessin.

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