New Play Series: They Say: a Love Story

New Play Series: They Say: a Love Story

Up next, just in time for Pride Month, see the final play in the New Play Series, They Say: A Love Story, by Andrea Kennedy Hart.

Thursday, June 15, 7pm at GoggleWorks’ Boscov Theatre

Tickets are Pay What You Will – Any amount is welcome, $10 recommended, $20 pay it forward

About the play:

In 1922, Philly tough guy and small-town thief Whistlin’ Jack McConnell was revealed to be a woman. How did a young woman get away with dressing as a lad for 16 years? How did Whistlin’ Jack McConnell fool so many people? In this action-packed one-person performance, Jack’s former fiancee Lettie Harrison sets the record straight – recounting everything from Jack’s early days to their first meeting to the day everything fell apart. Based on a true story, “They Say: A Love Story” is a sometimes humorous, often poignant tale of love, betrayal, and the encounters that revolutionize our hearts.

About the playwright:

Andrea Kennedy Hart is a Berks County director, playwright, teaching artist, and dramaturg. She received her MFA in Playwriting from Boston University and her MA in Theatre from Villanova University. 

She is currently the head of the Theater Department at Yocum Institute for Arts Education. She lives in Douglassville with her four children and husband. 

About the director:

K. O’Rourke (she/they) Bicoastal actor, director, choreographer, educator. AEA, SAG-AFTRA. Assistant Professor of Theater, DeSales University. Recent Theater: Cabaret (Bristol Riverside Theater), Dot (People’s Light). Recent TV: FBI (CBS), #MiniMocks (Comedy Central). Recent Film: Dark State. Research/Studies: Intimacy and movement, trauma-Informed teaching artist, Russian speaker, yoga and ballroom dance instructor. Barrymore nominations for Best Featured Performance, Detroit (Philadelphia Theater Company), Taming of the Shrew (Lantern). Barrymore nominations for Outstanding Choreography, Emma (Lantern) It Girl (Simpatico), Anna (EgoPo). Director of Programming for Dancing With The Students. Next: The Ramayana in Indonesia (EgoPo Classic Theater, Kalanari Theatre Movement, Papermoon Puppet Theatre). Education: MA (Villanova University), MFA (Temple University). @kokoactor,

About the actor:

Anna Faye Lieberman (she/they) is a scrappy, queer, theatre artist who is stoked to work with Reading Theater Project! Passionate about the development of new works and the subversion of classics, they are a grounded storyteller with deep roots, who helps shape characters with their expansive, wacky imagination and love for deep investigation of the human experience. She wants to unleash your inner weirdo. They love cowboys, dirt, and their pets. Recent credits include: Jane Eyre (PAC) Head Over Heels (Theatre Horizon), 10 Dates with Mad Mary (Inis Nua), Into The Woods (Arden Theatre Co.) Carroll County Fix, (Azuka Theatre.) UArts BFA Musical Theatre, Class of 2020. Love to Dan, Dale, and LP. For Grandma. @annaliebz