NSRTC – Queen For A Day – by Cynthia Faith Arsenault 20211002
October 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
“It’s never over ‘til it’s over”
Talkback immediately following
Directed by Kathleen Miller
An elderly woman finds romance and excitement in her first foray onto the Internet. At the same time her “Nigerian Prince” is in reality a desperate Russian scammer, caught in his own compromised situation with organized crime. Her elder affairs social worker tries to help, but with little awareness of what age and loneliness can do to an intelligent woman, who is looking to feel like a queen for a day.
Cast: Pamela Battin-Sacks, Kimberley Holliday, David Houlden, David Susman
Videographer: Ralph Brown
Cynthia Faith Arsenault, psychologist by day, writer by night, is a co-founder of the long-standing local playwriting group, aptly named Group. She is published in Best 5 Minute Plays for Teens, Best 10 Minute Plays of 2017, A Solitary Voice, Best Women’s Monologues of 2019 , on monologuebank.com, and Best New Ten Minute Plays of 2020. In addition to her many directing and producing credits, there have been over 120 readings and productions of her monologues and plays in most of the U.S. states, Canada, London and Australia.
The audience is invited to participate in a feedback session to help the playwright develop the play.
North Shore Readers Theater Collaborative—Established in 2006, sponsors ten events a year at TASN. On the second Saturday of every month from September to June new plays from local and regional playwrights are presented in a Readers Theatre format before an audience, followed by a moderated talkback. This provides playwrights an essential step in play development and local actors and directors the opportunity to work in the Readers Theatre format. A number of plays in the series have won awards and have been produced locally and internationally.
When: Saturday, October 2, at 10 a.m.
Where: Zoom Link – With a “Talkback” after