Play Reading Series: The Cole Porter Suite
in the Workspace
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!
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 8 pm
The Cole Porter Suite by Elyse Friedman
Music and merriment are the order of the day as five friends arrive for a celebration at the glamorous Waldorf Towers. They’ve travelled to New York to mark the completion of chemo for one of the women in attendance. Each friend has a surprise to reveal at the party—one of which is going to turn the gathering completely on its head.
Featuring Philippa Domville, Michelle Fisk, Diane Flacks, Deborah Hay. Jake Vanderham, Angela Vint
Elyse Friedman is a Toronto-based author and screenwriter. Her most recent novel, The Answer to Everything, was published by HarperCollins Canada. Elyse’s books include Long Story Short (a novella and stories); Waking Beauty; Then Again; and the poetry collection Know Your Monkey. Her work has been short-listed for the Trillium Book Award, The Toronto Book Award, the Relit Award and the National Magazine Award. Elyse’s short fiction has appeared in Best Canadian Stories and The Journey Prize Anthology, and her story, The Soother, won the Gold National Magazine Award for fiction. Elyse is a graduate of the CFC. She has had two feature films produced, one of which premiered at TIFF, the other at the Sundance Film Festival.
Read the full list of Play Reading Series plays here.