It’s 1878. Yellow Fever and serial killer Yella Jack ravage the city of Memphis. Can science and faith together conquer these vile, twin plagues? Is there a lesson here for us?
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Wordsmyth’s bilingual play for the 2020-2021 season!
A journalist and her colleague find themselves unexpectedly “detained” by a band of insurgents as bombs rain down on a war-torn landscape. Her captors offer her one telephone call – a chance to reconnect with the mother she hasn’t spoken to in 10 years, now living in Turkey and preparing for a festival celebrating the great Sufi poet Rumi. Violence, religion, and the beauty of whirling dervishes collide in this powerful portrait of a world at war.
The reading is in Turkish/English with subtitles, and will be available to stream on our Facebook page and YouTube channel from August 20-30! On Monday, August 30, at 7:00 PM Central, we will have a live talkback with the playwright hosted on our Facebook page!
Wordsmyth’s 2021 New Play Reading Series begins May 18th on Facebook and YouTube with Elizabeth A.M. Keel’s adaptation of The Canterville Ghost! The reading will be available from May 18-24, with a talkback on Facebook on the evening of the 24th.
In this one-act adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s ebullient short story, the Otis family moves into Canterville Chase. Their effervescent American charm grates on Sir Simon de Canterville, the resident ghost who does his level best to terrify Hiram, Lucretia, and their sons right back out again. But he cannot show quite the same ire towards their daughter Virginia, who might be the very girl prophesied to save his tormented soul.
Wordsmyth Theater Company is funded in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.