Latest Rinne Groff Play to Get Workshop In Manhattan in June

News   Latest Rinne Groff Play to Get Workshop In Manhattan in June Playwright Rinne Groff, whose Ruby Sunrise emerged as a hit of the recently-ended Humana Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, will see her latest play workshopped at the Obie-winning Off-Broadway company Clubbed Thumb's annual Summerworks festival.

The new work, titled Of a White Christmas, will play six performances in June. Summerworks is typically held at the Ohio Theatre on Wooster Street in Soho. No official announcement of the festival line-up has been released. The Ruby Sunrise was described by Humana thusly: "This comedy tells the story of an industrious teenage runaway with a knack for dismantling and reassembling every electronic device she can get her hands on. Determined to realize her dream of inventing something like no one's ever seen — television — Ruby is convinced that her vision will change the way people look at the world. Starting on an Indiana farm in 1927 and jumping to a McCarthy era New York TV studio, The Ruby Sunrise charts the course of a phenomenon — from early idealism to anti-communist censorship and commercial compromises."

Sunrise will next be produced May 14-June 27 at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island.

Groff has had a couple Off-Off-Broadway critical hits with Jimmy Carter was a Democrat and Inky.

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