Valley Playhouse is pleased to announce:
“Stone Girl Dreaming” by Lisa Railsback
Free Staged Reading on Thursday, May 23 at 7 pm The Gathering Place
Valley Playhouse is pleased to announce that Lisa Railsback’s moving one act, “Stone Girls Dreaming” will be the second production in our Staged Reading Series.
Winner of the National Bonderman Playwriting for Youth Award, Stone Girl Dreaming has been performed for young adults around the country. Based on a true story, Stone Girl Dreaming takes place over three days in March 2002 and dramatizes the lives of two young girls living in the midst of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“Although war is an element of this play, its real focus is on humanity and hope as it examines the cultural pressures placed on two teenage girls: Rebekah, an Israeli, who dreams of being a photographer, and Aysha, a Palestinian, who dreams of being a journalist. Both girls show up at a supermarket in Jerusalem… ” Lisa Railsback
“What makes this play potentially timeless is the focus on self-conflict, not the issues in the Middle East. I can see this play being performed years from now when political leaders find the need to fight over another piece of dirt somewhere else in the world to serve their own self-interest or those of their cronies.” Avon Water, reporter with the Anderson Herald-Bulletin
This performance is free and open to the public. It will be performed on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 7 pm at The Gathering Place, 841 Mt. Clinton Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22802 behind the Bowl of Good.