Philly's Arden to Open Smeal's Exit Wounds; Free Reading Dec. 9

News   Philly's Arden to Open Smeal's Exit Wounds; Free Reading Dec. 9 Philadelphia's Arden Theatre Company will inaugurate its Independence Foundation New Play Showcase with marital discord. More specifically, Dennis Smeal's evening of intertwined monologues about a dying marriage, Exit Wounds, will have an open reading Dec. 9.

Philadelphia's Arden Theatre Company will inaugurate its Independence Foundation New Play Showcase with marital discord. More specifically, Dennis Smeal's evening of intertwined monologues about a dying marriage, Exit Wounds, will have an open reading Dec. 9.

First penned as a solo, Exit Wounds has been expanded into a 90 minute, four-character work. Arden Theatre producing artistic director Terrence J. Nolen will direct the 7 PM reading, which features Megan Bellwoar, Mary Martello, Ian Merrill Peakes and Greg Wood.

Smeal's Change Partners and Dance was fully produced by Arden during the company's 1992-93 season. Other works by Smeal include When The Jacaranda Blooms and Hearts.

Sponsored by the Independence Foundation and AT&T, Arden's reading series intends to do two more workshops/readings this season, though according to an Arden spokesperson, those plays have not yet been chosen.

For free reservations to the reading of Exit Wounds call (215) 922 1122. -- By David Lefkowitz