The East Side Freedom Library invites you to a sneak preview of:
Monday, April 23, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Join playwright Beck Lee and members of the cast of “Subprime,” who will read some of the script, discuss the development of the project, and engage us in conversation not only about the play but also about our knack for living in denial when it comes to our finances, our marriages, where we live, and even our identities.
“Subprime” will open in early May at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis and will run most of the month. It is set in the summer of 2008 — when sharp hints of an impending financial meltdown were being studiously ignored by many Americans. “Subprime” introduces us to the Kellys and the Swensons, two Minneapolis couples who travel together to New York on a bargain vacation that none of them can afford. The scope of their denial about the state of their finances, their marriages and even their identities comes into focus in the course of an evening of progressively debauched relaxation in their Midtown Manhattan hotel.
Thomas Burns Scully, writing in onstageblog.com, described Lee’s contemporary farce as “the next ‘God of Carnage,’” calling it “staggering… a show that’s going to be talked about.” Its first readings were in Minneapolis where it was co-conceived with Andrea Iten, a Minneapolis-based brand marketing executive. It was subsequently developed in New York and is now returning to its native city for its world premiere at the Mixed Blood Theatre in May.
Join us for a great opportunity to look and think behind the scenes of an exciting new play.
Free and open to all
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