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Stark Naked Theatre Co. Stages Reading of The Beautiful Dark

A mother suspects that her teenage son is thinking about committing an act of terrible violence. What does she do next?

In The Beautiful Dark playwright Erik Gernand explores how a family holds together or is destroyed when the discovery of one lie leads to increasingly worse revelations. As it turns out, Nancy's son Jacob hasn't flunked out of college. He was expelled after writing a play about someone much like himself who engages in a killing spree on campus.

Stark Naked Theatre Co. is holding a reading of this work which premiered in Chicago in 2013 and moved to New York City to favorable reviews.

Kim Tobin-Lehl, co-artistic director said she and her husband and co-artistic director Philip Lehl chose The Beautiful Dark for a reading because it's "a really wonderful and fascinating new play that has only had some small productions."

Actors in the reading include Ty Doran, Winch Eagleton, Philip Lehl, Josh Morrison, Celeste Roberts and Skylar Sinclair. The reading begins at 7:30 p.m. Monday January 5 at Studio 101, Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street. For information go to starknakedtheatre.com. $10.

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