HRC Showcase Theatre Presents Reading of “Trust Me”

HRC Showcase Theatre, the premier theatre company in the Hudson River Valley solely dedicated to staged readings of new plays, will present its fourth reading on Saturday, April 14.

In Trust Me by Paula Fell a successful business man, happily married and a leader of his church, is committed to keeping up appearances, which camouflage his illegal business dealings. After falling behind on his payments to a loan shark, he is visited by the lender’s representative, a very surprising kind of hit man—educated and cultured, who explains to the unsuspecting and receptive wife that he is a financial planner, come to work with her husband. What follows is a story filled with unexpected twists and turns.

Originally from Kansas, award-winning playwright Paula Fell wrote her first play at the age of 10. After graduating from Kansas State University, she moved to California for graduate studies. She currently resides in Corona del Mar, California. Trust Me was chosen as a winner of the 2007 Ashland New Plays Festival and the 2008 Long Beach Playhouse New Works Festival and received staged readings at both of these festivals. Ms. Fell looks forward to bringing Trust Me to HRC Showcase Theatre where it can continue to grow and evolve.

HRC Showcase Theatre’s Artistic Director Barbara Waldinger will lead a cast of professional actors, including Lora Lee Ecobelli, Jack Garrity, and David Smilow. Trust Me will be performed on Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 pm in the auditorium of the First Reformed Church, located at 52 Green Street in Hudson, NY. The performance will be followed by a reception, featuring delicious snacks and beverages, and a talkback with the playwright, actors, and director. A donation of $15.00 is suggested. For reservations, please telephone 518-851-2061.


This program is made possible (in part) with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, administered through the Community Arts Grants Fund in Columbia County by the Greene County Council on the Arts. Additional funding is provided by a grant from the Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation.

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