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Playhouse on Park Partners with West Hartford Community Interactive for Virtual Play Reading

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Playhouse on Park will host a play reading live via Zoom on Sunday, Aug. 16, and the reading will then be available for viewing on West Hartford Community interactive.


Playhouse on Park is thrilled to produce a new play reading in partnership with West Hartford Community Interactive (WHCi). This reading is part of the Playwrights on Park series, and it will feature Mackenzie McBride’s play “The Telling and Re-telling of Lucy and Owen.”

You can join live via a Zoom webinar on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, at 7 p.m. Advanced registration required. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vz9kcmhQQFi1f44RXaLXRQ. Afterwards, there will be a talkback with the playwright and the opportunity to complete a response form.

If you miss it, you can watch it later on WHCi’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/whctv5. Consider subscribing for future updates. This reading is free and open to the public; donations to support Playhouse on Park and/or WHCi are encouraged.

About the play: Owen meets Lucy, they fall in love, they break up, they rewind and start all over. And over and over and over. A couple, forced to endlessly re-live their romance from beginning to end, wonders if the fate of their relationship is inevitable. They decide to go back and try it all again, this time without the lies or the fear. Could the truth make a difference? Could it release them both from their purgatory?

About the playwright: Mackenzie McBride is a Brooklyn based playwright and poet. Her plays, which include: “The Telling and Re-Telling of Lucy and Owen,” “A Lovely Damaged Quality,” “Anxiety Play,” “Sad Words,” and “Bitten,” have been produced by ESPA at Primary Stages, Taksu Theatre Company, Durango Arts Center, and Typed Out Productions. Her work has been featured in the readings series at Playdate at Pete’s, Playhouse on Park, and The New York Indie One-Minute Play Festival. Mackenzie is an alumna of Marble House Project’s artist in residency program and a graduate of Florida State University’s School of Theatre. Currently, McBride is an MSW candidate at Hunter College, getting her degree in social work; she hopes to merge her love of writing with her passion for advocacy and social justice.

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