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NSRTC – The Fall and Rise of Dinah-mite 20210410
April 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Talkback immediately following
Written by Margie Semilof
By day, Dinah (Dinah-Mite) MacGregor is a popular tour guide who plays superhero at the prow of a Boston Duckboat. But after work, MacGregor deals with ordinary problems, which are compounded by her deep feelings of unworthiness. She’s dogged by her estranged husband, an aggressive aunt who’s also her landlady, and suddenly, a questionable visitor from her past who has a secret. But Dinah has a dream. She wants to do stand-up and she has a shot at performing at a new comedy club in town. But it will take a Duckboat mutiny, two trips to city jail, a near tragedy and a mugger with poor timing for Dinah to realize that she doesn’t need to wear a costume to be a superhero.
Margie Semilof lives in Boston. Many of her short plays have been produced at regional and national festivals, such as The Group Rep, in LA, Theatre East, in New York, Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport, Mass., at Greenbrier Valley Theatre New Voices, Lewisburg, WV., and at the Weathervane 8×10 in Akron, Ohio, to name a few. She has had plays published in The Coachella Review, Art Age Publications, and this year by Smith and Kraus in its Best 10-Minute Plays, 2021 Anthology. She is currently chairperson of Playwrights Platform in Boston. The Fall and Rise of Dinah-Mite is her second full-length play.
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, April 10, at 10 a.m.
Where: Zoom Link – With a “Talkback” after