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A change in program for Sunday’s Reading:

Due to an unexpected complication, we have regretfully had to change the title of our Hot Off the Stages Play Reading for this Sunday. This weekend we will treat audiences to a reading of A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY by Ivan Turgenev (translated by Constance Garnett).

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Sunday, February 8, 2015. 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Bonner Auditorium at the Fresno Art Museum
2233 N. 1st Street, Fresno. Admission: FREE!

The comedy of manners about the erotic turmoil just under the surface of a quiet country manor is currently playing to rave reviews at the Classic Stage Company in New York City (starring Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage and Orange is the New Black’s Taylor Schilling.)

Our informally staged reading of A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY will feature the talents of Joel Abels, Chris Carsten, Tessa Cavaletto, Hayley Galbraith, Miguel Gastelum, Mitchell Lam Hau, Amalie Larsen, Terry Lewis, Jennifer Goettsch, Dillon Morgan and Heather Parish (as the servants!), who have all gamely stayed on for the ride!

Turgenev’s masterpiece chronicles the comic and erotic turmoil that befalls an otherwise quiet country estate when a handsome young tutor arrives to teach Natalya Petrovna’s young son. Soon Natalya is interested in a tutelage of another kind, much to the consternation of her husband and her long suffering friend, Rakitin, who is hopelessly and secretly smitten with her. A beautifully nuanced meditation on the nature of unrequited love.

We hope you’ll join us for this terrific lead in to Valentine’s week with StageWorks Fresno and The New Ensemble at the Fresno Art Museum.

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