West of Lenin in Seattle, WA, USA will livestream a FREE reading of
THE GARDEN OF MONSTERS by Mara Lathrop
June 17, 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern. / June 18, 1am GMT
In the final days of WWII, a Jewish GI encounters a dying Holocaust survivor and the last shred of hope in all the world. A hundred years later his great-granddaughter is caught up in a deadly pandemic and hope is the only thing that can save her.
Directed by Greg Paul
Featuring Adam Arkin, Sylvie Mae Baldwin, Kate Kraay, Craig MacArthur, Allison Siko, Jayne Taini and Max Urdell.
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Hi Sisters and Mister Listers! Working in a virtual rehearsal room is both weird and comfortingly familiar. Certainly the technical demands are different -- there's not a music stand or a folding chair in sight. On the other hand, viewing the virtual rehearsal space with my mike and camera turned off while director and actors work moments and talk through transitions is as thrilling to me as if I was sitting in the corner of any real room.The theatre and the Production Manager are in Seattle. I'm participating from my dining room table in Port Townsend 70 miles from Seattle as the crow flies. The director lives in Brooklyn but joins us from a log cabin in rural Wisconsin.The actors are in Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago and New York. My director Greg and I have assembled a great cast.I am blessed to be working with them. Please join us as we tell a story about what it might take to change the world.
Hoping for the best,