A FREE Staged Reading
Followed By A Discussion With The Playwright
Monday, February 18th 2013 at 7:00pm
One Night Only
At the KITCHEN THEATRE
417 West State St. / Martin Luther King, Jr. St.
Ithaca, New York
TIMBER LAND takes place in the first weeks of 2009: America prepares to inaugurate its first African-American president while grappling with the deep divisions his election revealed. The folks in Bangor, ME, a self-described “progressive” community, welcome Hal, the fugitive grandson of the community’s elder statesmen. Hal, an activist whose act of protest has gone awry, settles into this homey enclave and brings fresh perspective to the ways and means of activism that both challenge and excite his newfound Northern family. But when Hal’s past catches up to him, questions arise as to the nature of his exodus: Was there more to his flight than civil justice?
DIRECTED BY MELANIE DREYER-LUDE
Sarah K. Chalmers*
(* appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association)
Photos by: Durst Breneiser Photography