Arizona Theatre Company
THE LAST RED BOOK
by Michael Fenlason
October 8, 2011 • 10:30pm
The Temple Lounge
at The Temple of Music and Art
$5.00 general admission
2011 Arizona Playwriting Award winner The Last Red Book by Michael Fenlason is set in 1913 New York, where John Beverley publishes little books to improve people’s lives until the night his wayward brother is murdered in the Bowery. Beverley becomes unhappy and suspicious of the plodding police investigation that pins the murder on a battered woman of the streets. In deciding to investigate, he must descend to New York’s underworld of criminals and poets, artists and prostitutes, to discover the shocking truth of his brother’s death and life. The Arizona Playwriting Award was established by ATC to honor the quality of work created by Arizona playwrights. The award is meant to identify a play or musical of the highest caliber submitted by a current resident of Arizona.
Directed by David Morden
Kevin Black, Victor Bowleg, Cale Epps, Marissa Garcia, Brent Gibbs, Brendan Guy Murphy, Jennifer e. Rio, Dallas Thomas and Matt Walley
About Café Bohemia
Café Bohemia, a season of play readings, jams and ideas, features diverse new works from bold and inventive playwrights. Tucson audiences are invited to enter the dramatic process at its inception, being among the first people in the world to hear these stories come to life and investing in the future of the American theatre by starting relationships with new playwrights and new audiences.
“Café Bohemia is a space for hearing new voices, sharing ideas and asking questions,” says ATC Associate Artistic Director Stephen Wrentmore. “It partners and reflects our mainstage season, but also offers an opportunity for us to spotlight a new generation of artists with our audiences. In the relaxed environment of The Temple Lounge, we get to hear readings of six new plays and share our response. What I love is the transparency of process and the excitement of creating a play-jam. It offers a rough-and-ready authentic response to a play by a group of talented actors who are responding, like a jam session, to the play as they read it. And with the continued commitment of ATC in supporting the Latino Playwriting Award and the Arizona Playwriting Award, these works could become nationally significant over time.”
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