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Door County ReadsFOR RELEASE ON 1/13/12

THURSDAY JANUARY 26
7:00 p.m. Egg Harbor
Door County Reads 2012

At 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 26, members of Isadoora Theatre Company will present a reading of Door County Reads author Carson McCullers' own stage adaptation of her novel, The Member of the Wedding.  Directed by Henry Timm, the cast of readers includes Door County community theater favorites Madelyn DePrey, Edward DiMaio, Mary Hall, Chris Milton, Katie Lott Schnorr and Chris Weidenbacher.

The Member of the Wedding continues in the tradition of Carson McCullers' breakthrough novel, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.  This funny, dark story reveals 12-year old Frankie, another McCullers misfit; this time a pre-adolescent girl whose dreams are too big for her small town and her small world.   Friendless, excluded by peers and family, and on the brink of sexual and emotional discovery, Frankie is searching desperately for a “we” in the midst of a world struggling with racial conflict and the horrors and disruption of war.  She sees her involvement in the upcoming wedding of her older brother as a chance to abandon her life and become someone new; a member of something larger, more accepting.

"The characters reveal their skeletons in a way that doesn't separate the reader from their pain; instead compelling contemplation of one's own experiences, dreams and disappointments, while staring in gawky horror at the recognizable similarities.  With a combination of hope, hopelessness and callousness, the story explores why people exclude others, and what happens when they do.  And yet, McCullers also manages to allow the reader to envision the future; to imagine a world where wounds are healed and scars start to scab over and fade away." -- Amazon.com

Greens N Grains Natural Foods & Deli (7821 Hwy 42) in Egg Harbor will be the venue for this reading.  A natural and organic dinner special is available beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Enjoy a delicious soup specialty, salad, a fresh-baked roll, and a cup of tea for $7.50, followed by the play reading. Dinner and play reading reservations are requested.  Please note that there is no charge for those coming just for the 7:00 p.m. play reading, but reservations are still requested, as seating is limited. Call 868-9999 to make your reservation.

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