SAC Readers’ Theatre stages ‘Gordie’

  • For the Enterprise
  • Wednesday, April 23, 2008 7:52pm

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council presents the next script in the 2007-08 Readers’ Theatre season April 28, “Not Around Gordie.”

This final script of this season is by a familiar playwright to Readers’ Theatre audiences, George Savage, Jr. “Not Around Gordie” is set in one of the rural gas stations that used to populate the country during the 1960’s and is the story of the people who hung out and gave the station its life. Savage based this play on a real station he encountered when he and his wife moved to Ocean Park, south of Santa Monica, Calif. in the early 1960s.

“I drove her to work in an old Plymouth Cranbrook which continually needed repairs,’ he said. “I took it to a Santa Monica gas station and hung out while they worked on my car.”

Readers’ Theater presentations are cast readings of original, un-produced plays. Admission is free and the readings are followed by coffee, cookies, and a discussion between the cast, the audience, and the playwright.

For the last three years, the Readers’ Theater has served as a resource to bring together actors, readers and playwrights in an entertaining and educational environment. With a focus on presenting new works, this program allows writers to learn about their own work by seeing and hearing it aloud, and provides a wonderful setting in which all participants experience opportunities to develop his or her craft.

Each of the playwrights whose play has been selected receives a $100 award from the Arts Council.

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