Contemporaries: A Staged Reading
by Erica Wachs
Tickets for the reading are live: https://contemporaries_tickets.eventbrite.com
ADAPTED FROM The Slow Burn: A Summer of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels by Sarah Chihaya, Merve Emre, Katherine Hill, and Jill Richards
“I’m actually doing really well. I just bought a functional air conditioner for my apartment, I’m working on a new manuscript, and I don’t wake up everyday in the skin of a fictional character.”
“Contemporaries”, an original play by Erica Wachs, inspired by/adapted from the Slow Burn series on Post45, follows the lives of four professors over the course of one summer, writing about Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels, in the hopes of receiving tenure. On female friendship, motherhood, sexism in academia, and becoming your favorite fictional character.
“Contemporaries” will be presented as a staged reading in the fall, with an eye towards a full production in the spring – details coming soon!
Performance Dates & Times
October 26, 2017 - 7:30pm
October 27, 2017 - 7:30pm