TU Theatre Offers Two Staged Readings of "The Hourglass Project" by Lee Blessing
On this edition of ST, we present a chat with the prolific and award-winning contemporary American playwright, Lee Blessing, who's working on the University of Tulsa campus this week with students and faculty in TU's Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre. On Friday and Saturday evening -- the 30th and 31st, with both shows beginning at 8pm -- TU Theatre will present a staged reading of "The Hourglass Project" at the Lorton Performance Center (at 550 South Gary Place). The readings are open to the public and suitable for ages 13 and older; each reading will be followed by an audience "talk back" with Blessing. A comic work that makes several serious or dramatic points along the way, "The Hourglass Project" depicts six elderly people who participate in an experimental procedure by which they all awake one morning as healthy 20-year-olds. Blessing talks about this work, as well as certain other plays from throughout his varied career, on today's program.