Members of Door County’s community-based Isadoora Theatre Company will read from the play “The Member of the Wedding,” written by Door County Reads author Carson McCullers on Thursday, January 26 at 7 pm.
The Member of the Wedding continues in the tradition of Carson McCullers’ breakthrough novel, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. Directed by Henry Timm,“The Member of the Wedding,” reveals 12-year old Frankie, who is friendless, excluded by peers and family and searching desperately for a “we.” Frankie longs for a chance to abandon her life and become someone new, a member of something larger and more accepting. The cast of readers includes Door County community theater favorites Madelyn DePrey, Edward DiMaio, Mary Hall, Chris Milton, Katie Lott Schnorr and Chris Weidenbacher.
The characters reveal their skeletons in a way that doesn’t separate the reader from their pain; instead compelling contemplation of one’s own experiences, dreams and disappointments, while staring in gawky horror at the recognizable similarities. With a combination of hope, hopelessness and callousness, the story explores why people exclude others, and what happens when they do. And yet, McCullers also manages to allow the reader to envision the future; to imagine a world where wounds are healed and scars start to scab over and fade away.
Greens N Grains Natural Foods & Deli in Egg Harbor will be the venue for this reading. There will be an optional natural and organic dinner special served at 6 pm for $7.50, followed by the play reading. Reservations are required for the dinner-and-play reading. There is no charge for those coming just for the 7 pm play reading, but reservations are still requested, as seating is limited. Call 920.868.9999 to make your reservation.
Greens N Grains Natural Foods and Deli is open daily from 10 am – 5 pm – except on movie nights when they will remain open until 9 pm – in downtown Egg Harbor at 7821 Hwy 42, and can also be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The store’s Website features news and special monthly discount flyers at Greens-N-Grains.com.