Tuesday, September 23, 2008

event: "You, Nero" a new play by Amy Freed

Portland Center Stage’s
invites you to a concert reading of

You, Nero
a new play by Amy Freed
October 6, 2008
@ Portland Center Stage
128 NW Eleventh Avenue (between Couch & Davis)
Portland, Oregon
in the Rehearsal Room

Admission is free, but space is limited
Please email Megan Ward at meganw@pcs.org
to reserve your seat

You remember I, Claudius. Now hear from the other side. Nero, badly in need of positive PR spin, commissions award-winning playwright Scribonious to write a play about Nero’s life for the premiere of his new art festival, Neronia. Scribonious sees an opportunity to use the power of art to turn Nero’s life around. However, Nero continually misinterprets Scribonius’ meanings, finding justifications for even more tyranny, murder, and overacting.
Amy Freed is the author of The Beard of Avon and Restoration Comedy, among others. Her play Freedomland was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. The Psychic Life of Savages was the recipient of the Joseph Kesselring Award as well as the Charles MacArthur Award. Ms. Freed is currently an Artist-in-Residence at Stanford University.

The outstanding cast includes:

Michael Mendelson, Michael Fisher-Welsh, Val Stevens, Julie Jeske Murray, Gary Norman, Kevin Michael Moore, & Ben Buckley