Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Holiday Season Programming at Grinder - Part 1

Poverty Anonymous

Somewhat ironically, we are a company in financial distress that has a play coming up about being in financial distress. This show is a presentation of several individual stories, none of them true but all of them plausible, by people who are at a “poverty anonymous” meeting, where the format is similar to any other “anonymous” meeting. June, the plucky, determined moderator, is steadfast in her belief that poverty is a crime, and that only through showing these poor, unfortunate souls the errors of their ways can she make them productive, prosperous members of society once again. Little does she realize, however, that just maybe the “criminals” that have come out to this particular meeting have a thing or two to show her…

This is a light-hearted, very satirical look at how the rich and poor get along. I’ve at a ringside seat to this for several years now to this subtle farce, so I thought it would be interesting to bring it to the stage.

But, we need your help…

We need actors for this event! No rehearsals (I’ll e-mail you your script and you just memorize your bit) – just show up on December 4th, 5th and 6th at the Elora Centre for the Arts, and bring as many friends as you can possibly find.

To become involved please e-mail grinder@grinderproductions.org.

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