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{NST Play Reading} Sons of Levi by Randy Redd

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Every Thursday New Stage will release a Virtual Play Reading or a New Stage Dialogue. The plays will be original new works presented as part of the Eudora Welty New Plays Series or Mississippi themed plays for the Mississippi Play Series. The New Stage Dialogue will include conversations with New Stage artists and community partners on a variety of topics in relation to New Stage productions. The virtual series continues New Stage’s mission to develop original, and Mississippi themed work, and enables the theatre to keep employing artists. These online experiences are a project of the new Thursday Night Plays, Conversations & Cocktails with New Stage Theatre Series that debuted in September! We’ll also share a signature cocktail recipe that connects to the evening’s play or topic. These will all be ONLINE events.

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{NST Play Reading} Sons of Levi adapted for the stage by Randy Redd from the novel How to Survive a Summer by Nick White
November 12
, 2020 @ 7 p.m.

New Stage Theatre continues Thursday Nights Virtual Plays, Conversations, & Cocktails with a play reading of Sons of Leviadapted for the by Randy Redd from the novel How to Survive a Summer by Nick White. Camp Levi, nestled in the Mississippi countryside, is designed to “cure” young teenage boys of their budding homosexuality. Will Dillard, a midwestern graduate student, spent a summer at the camp as a teenager, and has since tried to erase the experience from his mind. But when a fellow student alerts him that a slasher movie based on the camp is being released, he is forced to confront his troubled history and possible culpability in the death of a fellow camper. As past and present are woven together, Will recounts his “rehabilitation,” eventually returning to the abandoned campgrounds to solve the mysteries of that pivotal summer, and to reclaim his story from those who have stolen it.

Randy will be joining the company for a post reading discussion. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions and make comments through the chat feature. The virtual series continues New Stage’s mission to develop original, and Mississippi themed work, and enables the theatre to keep employing artists.

RANDY REDD Directing credits include Swing Wings, Extraordinary Joe, Million Dollar Quartet, Smoke on the Mountain, The Who’s Tommy, Little Shop of Horrors, and Fiction in Photographs. As an actor, Broadway credits include Parade, Ring of Fire, MDQ, Terrence McNally’s Some Men, The Burnt Part Boys, Randy Newman’s Faust, Pump Boys & Dinettes, Alain Boublil’s Manhattan Parisienne, Allegro directed by John Doyle, and The View Upstairs. Film/TV: Beautiful Creatures, The Last Five Years, After the Storm, Kinsey, From Broadway With Love (PBS), the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the Tony Awards. His first play, Mississippi Sugar, based on the works of Lewis Nordan, was developed and produced at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Other original work: Awful/Good, Touché, What’s That Smell, Elkin Dab, and Mister Mississippi. He is the Producing Artistic Director of JOOKMS, a new company devoted to locally source devised theater in Mississippi.

 

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