Join us for something spellbinding!
Next up: staged reading of the “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, AUGUST 24-25 at 7:30 PM, Hope Theatre
Staged reading of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Music and lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin, Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss, Originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine.
Originally produced on Broadway by:
David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo
Barrington Stage Company, Second Stage Theatre
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.
13+ recommended for content, staged reading with music.
Doors open at 7, runtime is 90 minutes w/o intermission
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
SEPTEMBER – WEEK of WELCOME
Summer SOUP hosts New Voices
2 UO playwrights! 2 new plays in progress! 2 play readings on the same night!
SMUDGE by Meg Schenk
In life it’s not always smooth edges and easy transitions, but sometimes puzzles get solved. This group of women in their early 20s navigate the befores-betweens-afters of their shared lives.
JUST A SHACK IN THE WOODS by Connor French
An abandoned shack becomes a get-away for two kids who each need a spot to be alone. They build shared space and friendship from their first unexpected meeting in sixth grade.
Readings will run about 2 hours total with a 10-minute intermission. 13+ recommended for content related to adult relationships and suicide.
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