Free Staged Reading – “4 A.M. Friends” by Charlene Donaghy
March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Marlene Dietrich is quoted as saying, “It’s the friends you can call at 4 a.m. that matter.”
We all have those friends: the ones who understand you when you tell them your heart’s desires, who gently break your heart about love because you know they speak truth, the ones who pick leopard bras when all you want is a pink bow, who surprise you with an alligator in a garden to propel you forward, who might talk you into a misdemeanor or two when necessary. Becca, Tammy, and Kim are those kinds of 4a.m. Friends with humor and heart the ties that bind. A myriad of iconic fashion, moments, and people from the 1970s to present day propel these friends through six short plays as they fight, argue, support, and love through some of life’s most challenging hurdles, growing from their teens to their sixties. You know, just like you might do with your 4 a.m. Friends.
Charlene A. Donaghy is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, fiction writer, and producer with plays produced and/or awarded from New York City to Los Angeles, in Canada, Great Britain, and Australia. Hansen Publishing Group publishes Charlene’s collection of writings Bones of Home and Other Plays. Other publications include Best American Short Plays (3x), She Persisted, Estrogenius-A Celebration of Female Voices (2x), Best10-Minute Plays, In the Eye, Louisiana Literary Journal, and others. Charlene is Founder and Festival Director of the Warner International Playwrights Festival, Producing Consultant for the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, and teaches writing for stage, screen, and fiction in the MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska Omaha. She is a founding member of Boston’s Proscenium Playwrights and a member of New York City’s 9th Floor Writers & Actors Collaborative, The Playwrights Center, Honor Roll!, and The Dramatists Guild of America where she served as inaugural Connecticut/Western New England Regional Representative. www.charleneadonaghy.com
The Truro Playwright Collective is a group of established, local playwrights who present staged readings of their full-length works once a month from October through March.
Funding in part by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod