NYC: Friday Night Footlights® featuring plays by Steve Capra
The Dramatists Guild's Friday Night Footlights® series continues its series of complimentary play readings with Drinking with the Prime Minister and The Shanghai Arsonist by Steve Capra. This reading is free and open for all to attend.
Drinking with the Prime Minister is set in the apartments of the Prime Minister of Norway at the turn of the 20th century. Characters in this play are based on actual people. The play depends on surprise, revelation and reversal for its effect.
The Shanghai Arsonist is best described as Magical Realism, although it's also related to Expressionism. It's a serious exploration of the guilt and anger of an unfortunate single woman.
DG Footlights™ is a program, created and moderated by the Dramatists Guild, that connects dramatists with free space in which to hold a public reading of a new work that is currently in development. This initiative operates on a space-grant model: a representative from the Guild will arrange for a venue to donate space during allocated dates and times, and will ensure that the space is available for dramatists to use to present a self-produced reading to the public, with an optional feedback session following the reading. Attendance is always free and open to all.