The First Woman

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A Reading From a New Play by Local Playwright, Joan Sween

 

The First Woman is a drama featuring Mary Surratt, one of the people accused of participating in the conspiracy to assassinate President Lincoln on April 14, 1865.

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Mary Surratt was the first woman executed by the United States government.

Although many people today believe that John Wilkes Booth was solely responsible for the death of the popular president, four others were found guilty and sentenced to hang.

Join us for a reading from the script, by area professionals, of this award-winning, tense drama by local playwright, Joan Sween.

There will be a discussion session after the reading to explore the production quality of the script and the guilt or innocence of Mary Surratt.

Sunday, October 16 7:00pm

Long Form Improv Class Show

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Have you ever seen “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”

Then you know what short form improvisation is, but…
Long Form Improv is nothing like that!

Long Form Improv is taking one word suggestions from the audience that are used to inspire scenes and shows completely made up on the spot, using the improv philosophy of “Yes And”. “Yes And” means everyone in the scene agrees that YES, we agree what has been said is true in this scene, AND adds more information to move the scene forward.

We get one word suggestions from the audience such as adjectives, locations, relationships etc. and create everything from the ground up from nothing!

Come see the Rep’s very first improv show!

Saturday, October 15 7:00 – 8:30pm

Tickets: $15

Call or email to reserve seats and pay at the door!
507.289.1737
boxoffice@rochesterrep.org

Cast:

  • Pamela May
  • Lisa Koenig
  • Samantha Gibson
  • Dominique Jones
  • Annette Schuler
  • Rebecca Sands

Teacher:  Blake Hogue