Armory Square Playhouse, a playwrights’ group in Syracuse, hosted a staged reading of Automat: An Interpretation at Jazz Central on Feb. 13th, 2011. Here is the press release announcing the event.
ARMORY SQUARE PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS STAGED READINGS OF TWO NEW SHORT PLAYS BY LOCAL PLAYWRIGHTS KATHY KRAMER AND FRANCIS DICLEMENTE
Sunday, February 13 at 1:00. PLACE: Jazz Central. 441 E. Washington St., Syracuse.
Admission: $7.00 regular; $5.00 students and seniors.
“Automat: An Interpretation”, a romantic dramedy, follows the plight of Martin Ramsey, an idealistic artist and night custodian, who has fallen in love with the female figure in Edward Hopper’s painting, Automat. Elements of magical realism bring the figure in the painting to life but the realization of a romance presents challenges not easily negotiated. The reading features David Baker, Ethan Howse, Rachel Torba Grage, Donna Stuccio, and Bob Fullenbaum.
“Hearts of Clover” tells the story of two elderly sisters, Ruthann and Maude, who live together in a small town in the 1950s. Their quiet life is turned upside down when their developmentally-disabled neighbor, Leon, faces a crisis and there is no one else to help. Long-buried secrets are brought to light, pitting neighbor against neighbor. The reading features Amy Doherty, Kathy Kramer, Donna Stuccio, and Peter Moller.
DATE AND TIME: Sunday Feb. 13 at 1:00.
PLACE: Jazz Central. 441 E. Washington St., Syracuse.
Tickets: $7.00 regular; $5.00 for students and seniors