ONE BODY, a series of original performance pieces inspired by the drawings of Pamela Shields
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, May 30-June 1, 2014, 8pm
Reserve Tickets online or call 484-706-9719 – all tickets $15
Gallery Above Penn Square, 128 North 5th St., Reading, PA 19601
RTP created performed a series of personal performance pieces (theater and music, some solo, some group) at the Ceres Gallery in New york City for Pamela Shields‘ gallery exhibit. Now we’re performing in Reading for you! Our performances are inspired by her work and perspective of “being comfortable in your own skin” and “what’s normal and acceptable.” This work is personal and political. Performance will be followed by a discussion with the performers.
This performance is not appropriate for children or young teens, due to the subject matter.
MAY BE HONEST
August 2 – 11, 2013. ALL PERFORMANCES SOLD OUT!
May Be Honest was a huge success thanks to you! We sold out every show, had great discussions with local artists and historians, and created original, innovative theater right here in Berks County!In 1809 in Berks County, Susanna Cox, a “homely maid of 24 years,” was arrested, convicted and hanged for infanticide of her newborn son. She was uneducated, she could not speak English, she was a servant. Though her story has been told over and over since 1809, in court, in songs, in the news, and more, she never had the opportunity to tell it herself. Why do we keep telling her story? What is it that captivates us?
This production was supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, by the Reading Musical Foundation, and by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.