Thomas and Judy Heath, Playwrights-In-Residence at Threshold Repertory Theatre and Theater Mania award winners for their comedy “Perfectly Normel People” have chosen Charleston School of the Arts junior Hannah Kelly and her play Something Blue for its first ever workshop production on April 17 & 18 at 8pm, as part of An Evening of Words & Actors – II, an annual fundraiser for the theatre’s Young Playwrights Program.
“We were very impressed with the intelligence and humor of Hannah’s words. It was an honor to work with her on ways to take the script to the next level”, shared Judy Heath, one half of the married husband and wife writing team. Added Miss Kelly, “The Young Playwrights Program was a wonderful opportunity for me to experience what it means to be a playwright. I received invaluable instruction about the process of writing good plays and getting them produced.”
In addition to Something Blue, which will be directed by Jason Olson, YPP Program Coordinator, the 90-minute program will also present the workshop premiere of a new dark comedy by the Heaths called Hostage Bride, as well as a staged reading from their new screenplay.
“We’re calling the theme for the event: Brides and Hostage Takers. Who ever expected we’d have multiple new works about both subjects,” enthused Thomas Heath.
Tickets for the fundraiser are $25.00 and available at www.ThresholdRep.org or by calling the theatre at (843) 277-2172. Please note there are only 99 seats per performance and this event sold out last year.
In addition, nearby Muse on Society St. (home for LILA’s monthly mixers) is offering pre-theatre dinner specials in honor of the event. Call Muse at (843) 577-1102 to reserve early.