Bricolage's In the Raw new-play festival gets under way with alien invasion

Monday, 22 April 2013 03:16 PM Written by 

InTheRawIn the Raw is under way with a reading of "Ganglia: Instructions for the Symbiogenesis" by Peter J. Roth, one of three writers whose new works were chosen for workshops and readings by Bricolage Theater Company’s expanded new-play festival. 

In "Ganglia," Norman and Amelia are the friendly new couple in the neighborhood, but they are harboring a secret — an alien parasite that is feeding off of their brains. They’ve come to unite humanity in one great protocol except for a slight hitch in their plans: Amelia is falling in love.

Local actors Tressa Glover, Patrick Jordan, Bria Walker and Mark Staley will be onstage for the play's second reading at 7 tonight at 937 Liberty Ave., Downtown.

Mr. Roth is a Cleveland native, will begin an MFA in Playwriting at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama this fall. His play “The Copper Anniversary” was given a staged reading by Theatre Daedalus as part of the Wild Goose Creative New Year’s Festival in Columbus, Ohio.

In the Raw continues through May 20. All performances are at 7 p.m. and are "give-what-you-can" at the door. Read more about In the Raw at post-gazette.com or bricolagepgh.org.

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