On the heels of the announcement of its 2019-2020 season, True Colors Theatre Company is introducing a series of staged readings that parallel the themes in its upcoming productions. On June 28 at the Southwest Arts Center (915 New Hope Road), the theatre company will present a staged reading of “Bread,” by Dallas-born actress and playwright Regina Taylor.
“Bread” is a compelling family drama of hopes, fears, thwarted dreams, and dark secrets against a turbulent backdrop of racial tension and social upheaval. Characters James and Ruth are a middle-class couple from Oak Cliff, a historic south Dallas neighborhood on the verge of gentrification. They plan a bright future for their teenage son and his soon-to-be-born brother. But when James’ brother Jeb returns home, buried family tensions resurface and the past casts a troubling shadow across an uncertain future.
Free tickets for the staged reading are available via Eventbrite. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. with an introduction to the themes that will be explored. A post-show discussion will also take place.
Tickets for the 2019-2020 regular season are available at www.truecolorstheatre.org. “East Texas Hot Links,” written and directed by Eugene Lee opens at the Southwest Arts Center on July 16.
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