Caroline Herschel & the Queen of Night

Table Reading

Arias and comets. Songs by Mozart, Dvorak, and Brahms. In Bath, England, in the year 1788, Wilhelm Herschel makes the best telescopes in the world. He is also choirmaster at the Octagon Chapel. His sister Caroline works at his side. Wilhelm is about to become astronomer to the “mad king” George III. He is about to marry a rich widow. Caroline is about to have her world turn upside down.

The cast includes Megan Gloss as Caroline, with Jill Klinebriel as narrator and piano accompanist. Other roles will be played by Stephen Green, Stephanie Bussan, Sunil Malapati, and Dug Mackie. The reading will be directed by Carole Sullivan, with technical direction by Jan Lavacek.

About the playwright:
Gary Arms’ first play, “The Duchess of Spiders” was produced by the Black Swan Theatre Company in Asheville, NC. His second play, “Emily Dickinson’s Birthday Party,” was a finalist in the Mill Mountain Annual Play Contest. His third play, “The Arranged Marriage,” was published by the Eldridge Publishing Company and has been performed many times. His play “The Porn King’s Daughter” was one of the winners of the Iowa Play Contest and was performed at the Civic Center in Des Moines. His play "Darkness Visible" received a staged reading at the Kingfisher Theatre in Rochester, NY and was produced at Loras College. "Naomi is an Ocean in Nigeria" was presented by Fly-By-Night Productions in Dubuque. The Princeton Review published two of his books; one of which won a Parents Guide Award. Gary Arms teaches literature at Clarke University.

The audience is invited to participate in a talkback about the play and its subject matter after the reading.

Oct 8, 2019 - 7 pm
Suggested donation: $8

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