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.
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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