Speakeasy

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The Reading Theater Project has created a new play, Speakeasy, based on the history of Reading during the national prohibition of alcohol in the 1920s and 1930s. Opening night is August 30, 2014 at 8pm and the play runs through September 7, 2014. Enter the Diamond Mine, a speakeasy that could be straight from Reading in 1920. We’ve got a hot jazz trio, our very own Vaudeville troupe, and bootleggers seated at the next table. Though national prohibition of alcohol had passed, Reading was living up its reputation as a wide open town. As the years passed, Reading changed. Speakeasy is a play that follows Reading from 1920 to 1933, through several characters’ stories. Speakeasy is environmental theater: the audience for the play will enter the ballroom as the audience for the speakeasy, The Diamond Mine. A vaudeville show will entertain them as well as actors playing characters who also visit the speakeasy. Written by Sue Lange, directed by Vicki Graff, composed and musical directed by Chris Heslop, Set Design by Andrew Pochan, Stage Managed by Eileen Tarquinio. Cast includes: Kira Apple, S. Marie DeBooth, Marie Suzanne DeBooth, Christine Cieplinski, Joel Gori, Joel Lesher, Anita Lewis, Jane Ney, Michael O’Brian, Luis Pagan-Anderson, Chris Roché, and Julia Smith To purchase tickets for more information, please go to ReadingTheaterProject.com or call 484-706-9719. Ticket options include the play only ($20), or a special dinner and a show ticket or show and dessert tickets, in partnership with local restaurants (price vary).

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WHEN
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Recurring: ONCE Saturday, August 30, 2014
Recurring: DAILY

TIME & PRICE
Times vary. $20.

WHERE
603 Penn Avenue, West Reading, PA
Daily from 08/30/2014 to 09/07/2014. .

FOR MORE INFO
Olympian Ballroom

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