On March 21 HRC Showcase Theatre, in Hudson, New York will launch the spring phase of its 29th season with a staged reading of For the People, by Carol Mullen. For the People is the fictional story of Meg Cabot, the first openly lesbian city councilwoman of Pittsburgh, who, after a vicious hate crime, is suddenly thrust onto the national political stage. With her hard-charging chief-of-staff steering her towards a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Meg must decide how far she will go to advance her career and what she is (and isn’t) willing to sacrifice to be both a successful politician and a good person.
Pittsburgh playwright Carol Mullen has been has had works produced by theaters and festivals including the Kick It! Festival (NYC); Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Project; NativeAliens Theater Collective (NYC); Outvisible Theatre (Detroit); OutWorks Festival (Louisiana State University); the Pittsburgh New Works Festival; Shelterbelt Theater (Omaha); Stage Q (Madison); WingSpace Theater (Ithaca); The Women’s Theatre Project (Ft. Lauderdale); 10 x 10 in the Triangle (Carrboro); and, Off-Off Broadway at Emerging Artists Theater and Blue Pearl Theatrics. She has an MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage from Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.
HRC Showcase Theatre’s Artistic Director, Barbara Waldinger, will direct a cast that includes Kate Hettesheimer, Norah Hogan, Maria Maurin, Leigh Strimbeck, and Geneva Turner. The narrator will be Mary Egan.
After the reading there will be a reception followed by a talk-back with the playwright, director, and cast members. The reading will start at 7:30 in the auditorium of the First Reformed Church at 52 Green Street in Hudson. A donation of $15.00 is suggested.