, The Sign Riley-Jacques Barn 9100 Riley Lake Road Eden Prairie, MN
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Rene parks her car in front of Petey’s house to attend a Black Lives Matter rally. When Petey sees her sign, he accosts her. Will this chance meeting divide or heal?
ABOVE THE FOLD (A Reading) Media Arts Council 11 East State Street Media, PA 19063
May 11, 2022 In Person
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About the Play: Above the Fold is set during the 1935 grand jury investigation of the death of rising musical theater star Evelyn Hoey in Glenmoore Pennsylvania. A group of reporters are covering the grand jury whose job it is to determine if there is sufficient evidence to conduct a trial for the murder of singer Evelyn Hoey by her lover Henry Huddleston Rogers III, the son of one of the richest men in the world. Reporter Dorothy Walton finds Evelyn’s story especially compelling.
“A couple months ago, Evelyn Hoey was a living, breathing person with hopes and dreams and fears. Family that loved her. Toast of the town. How does a woman like that end up with a bullet in her brain?”
Dorothy fights convention to be considered an equal partner with her male colleagues. She has to convince her editor to believe in her and in the importance of telling a truthful story. In addition, Dorothy needs to face her own feelings about her colleague and former lover, Carl, who is also assigned to cover the grand jury.
This is a story of victimization, of truth vs. sensationalism, of justice vs. power, and coping with personal demons. Above the Fold is a Terrence McNally Finalist, a Eugene O’Neill semifinalist, and a Veterans Rectory Finalist.