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Let’s Hear It … A Reader’s Theatre Staging of New Plays
September 25 @ 8:00 pm
Stetson University Theatre Arts will begin its 116th season with a Festival of New Plays, featuring staged readings of new plays by Florida playwrights, including Stetson faculty and regional playwrights.
Emperor Tide by Lori Snook, Ph.D., associate professor of English at Stetson, takes the stage at 8 p.m. The one-act play is about the two characters, Carter and Tyson, who are heading to the beach to celebrate their anniversary. As the tide starts to come in, they look out at the ocean and spend an evening together. Yet, the tide keeps coming and coming.
Smoke-Cross’d Lovers – A Comedic Tragedy in Two Acts by Stetson alumnus Mark Aloysius Kenneally and his wife, Nicole Kenneally, will be presented after Emperor Tide.
In this story, a respiratory therapist and adamant nonsmoker crosses paths with a carefree chain smoker with a cough-in-the-face-of-death mentality, and sparks immediately start to fly. Can their opposing viewpoints ever dampen enough to allow them to somehow meet in the middle? And if so, will they ever be able to find any redeeming qualities in each other’s way of life that they never found in their own?
Each reading will be followed by a talkback and discussion session with the playwrights and cast. Masks are required. Seating is limited due to COVID-19 protocols. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Free. Call 386-822-8700, or visit https://www.stetson.edu/other/academics/programs/theatre-arts.php.