The Ephrata Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce EPAC on the Edge
, a new cooperative staged reading series that will continue the theater’s mission of producing thought-provoking material while embracing the community.
The series will consist of three single-night performances examining the dark side of human nature. Each reading will be co-produced with
another Lancaster based theater company– Creative Works of Lancaster
produce the winter and summer readings, and Theater of the Seventh Sister
will close out the series in the fall.
Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkin will be staged on Friday, March 31, 2017, co-produced by Creative Works of Lancaster. Appropriate is the tale of estranged family members forming an eccentric clan that comes together to work through the estate of a recently deceased relative. The play makes the family (and audience) ask questions about race, family, legacy, and identity — questions all the more relevant in today’s political climate.
Family secrets and lies haunt a Southern home as three estranged siblings reunite to
settle their late father’s estate. Written by playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Appropriate is directed
by Lydia Brubaker. Local actors Tricia Corcoran, Ken Seigh, and Chris Silansky play siblings Toni, Bo, and
Franz. The cast also includes Joanna Underhill, Margaret Jackson, Jimmy Damore, Sydney Norgaard,
and Brady Norgaard.
Fueled by jealousy and dishonesty, the sibling rivalry deepens as the family’s past becomes more
apparent, and everyone must confront a reality they are not quite willing to accept. Even if they do
accept where their family heritage lies and face the truths that have been buried for so long, how will
they move on with their lives?
Director - Lydia Brubaker
Lighting Designer - Mike Wiltraut
Sound Designer - Albert Garcia, Jr.
Sound Operator - Thomas Malack
Light Board Operator - Kylie Corcoran
Producer - Alexander P Bannon
Toni - Tricia Corcoran
Rhys - Jimmy Damore
Bo - Ken Seigh
Rachael - Joanna Underhill
Cassidy - Sydney Norgaard
Ainsley - Brady Norgaard
Franz - Chris Silansky
River - Margaret Jackson
by Samuel D. Hunter will be staged on Friday, August 11, 2017, also co-produced by the Creative Works of Lancaster. The Whale
is another tale of an estranged family, this time in the form of a 600- pound housebound man and his moody teenage daughter as they tiptoe toward a better mutual understanding.
The third and final reading in the series will be Clybourne Park
by Bruce Norris, staged with Theater of the Seventh Sister on Friday, November 10.
All readings will begin at 8pm at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center.
EPAC, Creative Works of Lancaster, and Theater of the Seventh Sister hope that this new reading series is just the beginning of future theatrical collaborations and a great next step in continuing the tradition of unique, bold theater in Lancaster County.
This series was supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
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