Wednesday, January 31, 2007

City Lights Theater Company

City Lights Theater Company

I will be performing in a staged reading of a new play at City Lights on Feb. 6.

City Lights has a strong commitment to developing new, offbeat theater pieces. The New Play Readers Series gives promising new plays by local playwrights a workshop play-reading production, followed by an audience TalkBack session in which audiences can let the artists know what they think of the show. Potential plays are reviewed by our New Play Readers' Committee and are selected on a competitive basis. City Lights secures the actors and director for the piece, and the playwright is closely involved with casting decisions and rehearsals. The public play readings are one-night-only performances that occur on selected nights throughout City Lights' season.

Coming Next to the New Play Readers Series...
Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at 8:00 pm

By Jody Handley. Directed by Rachel Bakker.
Cleo, a 37-year-old professional who craves motherhood, walks into a fertility clinic and shakes up the sheltered world of Mary — a young receptionist at the clinic and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As their friendship develops, they both must face their sexuality, spirituality, and romantic relationships.

Playwright Jody Handley's other works, which have been produced across the U.S., include Curls , Subjects , Bless Me Father , and To Engage in Mutual Touching or Caressing of the Lips , which also won the Playwrights' Center of San Francisco 's DramaRama 2001 competition. Her work has appeared in San Francisco 's Daytrippers 2001, Overnighters 2003, the 2003 48-Hour Film Competition, and in several PCSF staged readings. Jody is the Special Events Director of the Playwrights' Center of San Francisco .

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