Play Reading Series: A Death and the Marias

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Tarragon is home to one of the longest-standing and most acclaimed play development programs in Canada. Many of the plays featured in Tarragon’s annual Play Reading Series evolve into full productions as part of Tarragon’s seasons, and on to receive national exposure. The Play Reading Series runs from May 23 – 27, 2017 in Tarragon’s Workspace.  Admission is free, and no reservations are taken.  Readings begin at 8pm and doors open at 7:30pm. Arrive early to claim your seat!

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 8 pm
A Death and the Marias by Rose Napoli
A Young Man is shot dead, on the steps of the church, in the middle of the piazza, on his wedding day. Thirty-three days earlier, a new priest arrives in the barren town called Ardore where there are few young people and every woman is called Maria. A story told in reverse, A Death and the Marias investigates a dark mystery in a society on the brink of change.
Featuring Allegra Fulton, Carlos Gonzalez-Vio, Lynne Griffin, Araya Mengesha, Harveen Sandhu, Pamela Sinha

Rose Napoli
Rose Napoli is a Toronto-based actor and playwright. Her first play, Oregano, premiered at the Storefront Theatre last year to sold out houses and critical acclaim. She has since taken part in playwright units with Nightwood Theatre and the Thousand Islands Playhouse. Her plays include: Lo (Or Dear Mr Wells) – which can be heard as a radio drama at, Ten Creative Ways to Dispose of your Cremains, and Shrew (A Big Fat Italian Comedy Inspired by William Shakespeare). Recent acting credits include: Romeo & Juliet (Citadel Theatre and SLSF – for which she was nominated for a Capital Critics Award for Best Performance), Comedy of Errors (SLSF), Heart of Steel (Next Stage), The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh (Roseneath Theatre).  She is two-time participant in the Banff/Citadel Professional Theatre Training Program and a graduate of the University of Windsor with a BFA in Acting and a Bachelor of Education.

Read the full list of Play Reading Series plays here.