A Public Fit Theatre Company (APF) continues its 2022-23 play reading season with a staged reading of Alistair McDowall's Brilliant Adventures. This genre-defying tale involving a Middlesborough family, a ruthless gangster and a time machine will be presented for two performances. Performances will be held on Friday, January 27 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, January 28 at 2 p.m. at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Admission to all APF staged readings is free of charge, but early arrival is suggested in order to secure premium seating. Doors will open one half-hour prior to showtime.
"Brilliant Adventures is a difficult play to categorize," says Jake Staley, APF's Associate Artistic Director and director of the reading. "That's what makes Alistair McDowall so compelling a playwright; you think you're watching a gritty family drama, then maybe it's a crime story and then BAM! the time machine shows up. I would call it magical realism meets absurdism meets sci-fi!"
The staged readings are presented in partnership with the Clark County Library District. "We're very fortunate to be able to continue our partnership with the library," says Staley. "They've helped us expand our reading season to include a second matinee performance as well as increase the production values for each show. Our readings now involve minimal sets, props and even costuming. We've come a long way from actors simply reading from scripts on music stands."
Immediately following the performance, audiences are invited to join the cast and production staff for The Buzz, a moderated discussion of the themes and discoveries presented in the play. An APF hallmark, The Buzz is an expression of A Public Fit’s ongoing commitment to engage audiences well-beyond the limits of the stage, ensuring that the conversations surrounding captivating theatre are shared by the community.
APF offers a seven-show season consisting of four staged readings and three mainstage productions. APF’s remaining shows for the 2022-23 season include An Oak Tree, by Tim Crouch; Lydia, by Octavio Solis; The Piano Lesson, by August Wilson; and Alabaster by Audrey Cefaly.
For more information regarding A Public Fit Theatre Company including upcoming performances and ticketing visit www.apublicfit.org.