A script workshop reading:
American Goth Hicks by David Hawley
Blub: A workshop of the first act of American Goth Hicks , the playwright's first attempt at a farce. Astrid and her daughter Anna run a failing hotel in the wilds of Wisconsin, with the assistance of handyman Bill whose main skill seems to be injuring himself. They hit on a scheme to promote the hotel by pretending it is haunted, and get free publicity by inviting a ghost-hunting TV show to come and visit. Things get a little complicated when a pair of art thieves, disguised as priests, show up with a well-known picture they have stolen from Chicago, almost at the same time as Arthur, a crazed but well-meaning amateur ghost hunter. Unaware of the presence of the thieves they are tailing, a couple of less than efficient police arrive on their trail, as well as the TV crew.
Expect chaos, opening and closing doors, libidinous hostesses, inept crooks, dimwitted police, secret passageways and falling trousers.
Time: June 20, 6:30 pm
Where: Big Daddy's, 1000 Sidney St. St. Louis, MO 63101 (located in Soulard)