American Blues Theater presents the 5th edition of RIPPED. Join us for cocktails and stories inspired by current events. Suggested donation of $5.
Date: Tuesday, April 12 at 7pm
Location: Mullen's (3527 N. Clark St)
The Line-Up includes:
By Steven Simoncic, directed by Vaun Monroe
An aging activist and a young ex con battle each other as they attempt to call attention to their forgotten corner of Detroit.
By Barbara Lhota, directed by Marti Lyons
Gotcha journalism is in vogue, publically funded non-profits are under attack, news organizations are all over the news--and everyone has an opinion.
By M.E.H. Lewis, directed by Heather Meyers
A lawyer discusses one of his more memorable cases
By Howard Timms, directed by Michael Weber
In this black comedy, a cleaner saves a mortgage banker to avoid cleaning up a mess.
By Stephanie Alison Walker, directed by Richard Shavzin
A woman tries to sell a family heirloom on Craigslist- but it turns out to be no ordinary chair.
By Timothy Brien, directed by Heather Meyers
A true account of a veteran's experience with the VA.
By Luke Heiden, directed by Richard Shavzin
A representative from the Make-A-Wish Foundation gets more than he planned for when the girl he visits in the hospital turns out to have a very dark and specific request.
By Steven Simoncic, directed by Michael Weber
A deconstructed scene between a black barista and a white customer blurring the lines between what is said and unsaid.
RIPPED: The Living Newspaper Project Overview
based on the 1930’s WPA era program that brought Orson Welles, Arthur Miller and Clifford Odets into public attention. We incorporate scripts from the original 1930s LIVING NEWSPAPER juxtaposed with new material ripped from today’s headlines. Like the original productions, the artists incorporate vaudeville, traditional scenes, music, dance, visual arts, and with the addition of electronic media as well. This reading series cultivates the new material and allows audiences to discuss topical issues together. A fully-mounted production is planned based on the materials currently being developed.
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