The Practical Order of Things is on order for the final entry in the Theatre in the Square's "Percolating Playreading" season Feb. 21. From Kim Brundidge (who wrote 1999's Sex Acts), this drama, set in a jury room, looks at prejudice as twelve men and women wrestle with a discrimination suit. Gary Yates directs.
More than free coffee percolates in Marietta, Georgia with the playreading series, which began Jan. 31 with Marcy D. Kennedy's Tenn. Four evenings of coffee and desserts and plays looking for possible development are held Monday nights through Feb. 21 in the Alley Stage. Admission is free, and all sessions feature talk-backs with the cast, director and playwright.
This year's entires also included the farce It's Better To Give by Thad Person and Angie Plunkett by Theatre in the Square's developmental director Elizabeth Spicer.
Previous works that have received development from the Percolating Playreading Series include Sherry Camp Paulsen's Our Lady of Perrysburg, Pamela Parker's Tallulah And Hattie: Dead At The Pearly Gates Cafe and Robert Myers' The Lynching of Leo Frank.
For more information, call Theatre in the Square at (770) 422-8369. Theatre in the Square is located at 11 Whitlock Avenue. -- By Christine Ehren