Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New Route's TAPESTRIES One Night Only at Eaton Gallery Tomorrow

A New Route Theatre, one of the theaters under the Illinois Theatre Consortium umbrella, continues its streak of monthly new work with TAPESTRIES, part of its "Word Weaver" initiative.

According to New Route's Facebook page about the event, "TAPESTRIES is an original play based on interviews with members of the Bloomington-Normal community. Meet the women whose stories inspired the play as we launch the New Route Theatre Word Weaver Program."

You can't get much more hometown-inspired than that! TAPESTRIES is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, at 7 pm at the Eaton Gallery in downtown Bloomington. Following the performance, New Route will offer a panel discussion with the three people whose stories are the basis for the play.

The actors for this performance include Dr. Jan Neuleib, a retired English professor from ISU, Dr. Paula Ressler, also a professors in ISU's English Department, IWU Classics professor Nancy Sultan, and Young at Heartland members Victoria Hill and Dottie Peiffer.

New Route Artistic Director Don Shandrow has been offering "One Shot Deals" this year, described as "an opportunity for the community to get to know New Route Theatre on a donation only basis. Surrounded by the creative energy and warmth of Eaton Gallery and Herb Eaton's art, audiences will experience new plays that are in workshop as well as established plays. Some will be readings and some will be fully mounted productions but all will meet New Route Theatre's mission to reflect the diversity of our community both onstage and in the audience."

TAPESTRIES, the newest piece in the "One Shot" series, is directed by Irene Taylor, who wrote and performed in "Suppos'd To," the April "One Shot Deal" at Eaton Gallery.

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