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Free Staged Reading – “Visions of Beatitude” by Joseph M. Paprzycki
October 21, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
VISIONS OF BEATITUDE takes us to the closed-for-the-night Atlantic House in Provincetown, Massachusetts at 4 a.m. as the ghosts of Tennessee Williams and Eugene O’Neill have been summoned by St. Genesius, the patron saint of theatre to meet as America’s greatest playwrights and to pull each other’s final secret out of each other with their pens. Both are seeking redemption and this fateful meeting at the bar they both frequented in their lives is their final chance to move forward from their lives filled with drinking, secrets, and lies. Reading performed by Spencer Keasey and Clyde Shelby Mellert.
Joseph M. Paprzycki is the author of sixty-eight plays and screenplays including “Last Rites”, “Fortune Cookies”, “Summer Rentals”, “Tennessee’s Final Curtain”, “Visions of Beatitude”, “Indoor Picnic”, “Express Tracks”, “Sage Advice”, “Youth in America”, “Players on the Harbor”, “Long Distances” and many others full length and one act. He has had over thirty productions in New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Delaware and New Orleans and many staged readings including the Provincetown Theater. He is the founder and curator of the Truro Playwright Collective and the South Camden Theatre Company in Camden, New Jersey. There he led the construction of the Waterfront South Theatre at the site of his grandfather’s bar and the setting of his first play “Last Rites”. He has taught playwriting at Rosemont College, LaSalle University and Temple University and is featured in the award-winning documentary “Dovere for Camden” which showed the construction and opening of his theatre. A full time Cape resident lives with his husband Gus Orr in North Truro, Massachusetts. He is also the Dramatists Guild Ambassador for Cape Cod. http://www.joseph-m-paprzycki.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