Directed by Patrick Martin
Friday, July 20, 8pm
Saturday, July 21, 8pm
Sunday, July 22 ,2pm
Reader’s Theater presents The Crimes of Diana Eastlake
A New Play
Written by Mort Paterson, author and notable area actor.
Diana Eastlake, a once-wealthy Manhattan widow, has just learned that her daughter, Molly, is being held for ransom by terrorists in Syria. Raising the huge sum demanded requires of Diana the most wrenching of legal and moral decision-making, fraught with perils for both her and her daughter. As Diana sets out to deal with this seemingly insurmountable challenge, fate conspires to place many confounding obstacles across her path. How this heretofore genteel, unflappable lady summons her innermost resources to confront these roadblocks is the subject of this timely and morally compelling play. Can love for her daughter guide her safely through the crucial choices she must make at every turn?
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2018-2019 Season Announcement
Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley
Sept 13-16, 20-22, 27-29 2018
The Nance by Douglas Carter Beane
Nov 23-25, 29-30, Dec 1-2, 6-9 2018
Spinning Into Butter by Rebeca Gilman
Feb 1-3, 7-10, 14-17 2019
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
Apr 5-7, 11-14, 18-20 2019
Copenhagen by Michael Frayn
Jun 7-9, 13-16, 20-23 2019
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