Read new plays, talk with playwright and actors at Newton gallery

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:22

    Newton — Tri-State Actors Theater goes on the road with its New Plays Reading Series to the TraillWorks Gallery at 214 Spring St. in Newton. Tri-State will present a concert reading of Susan Goodell’s new script, "Hope Throws her Heart Away" on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. The play takes place in limbo and traces a woman's life from feisty child to compliant young adult and finally, to a self-contented woman. It's a dramatic, funny and moving journey, says Tri-State’s Artistic Director Paul Meacham, who directs this reading. Mary Ann Hay, Patricia Durante and Jacqueline Holloway all play one character, Hope, taking her from childhood to the present. Admission to the reading is by donation. An audience talk-back with the playwright, director and actors will follow the reading. Light refreshments will be served. Goodell’s plays have received productions in eight states and she has been nominated for a Denver Critic’s Circle Award and named to the Denver Post’s drama critic’s annual “10 Best” list. She has been commissioned by Steppenwolf Theatre Company and awarded a residency at Djerassi Residence Artists Program. After 10 years in New York, she now lives in Connecticut. TraillWorks Gallery owner Jennie Traill Schaeffer has invited a select group of women artists to interpret the play as part of the gallery’s First Annual Women’s Invitational Exhibit. The exhibit runs until Nov. 5 at the gallery. For more information, visit Tri-State Actors Theater on the web at