2nd NEW WORKS FESTIVAL (Night 1)
After more than a year-long hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, Ragged Edge Community Theatre is kicking off the 2021/2022 season with its second New Works Festival August 6th, 7th, and 8th. Presented as “staged readings” each piece will be followed by a talkback session with the cast, director, and author. This year’s plays deal with a wide variety of subjects and differ greatly in tone as well.
Friday August 6th at 7 PM
Dear Elsie: Kafka’s Letters from a Lost Doll by Kimberly Shimer
Most folks remember having to read Franz Kafka’s intense, groundbreaking short story The Metamorphosis in school. It would probably surprise them to learn that in the year before he died Kafka took it upon himself to write a series of letters to a broken hearted little girl from her doll, Lotti, who was not actually lost, but “out in the world, having adventures.” Written with humor and heart, this is a play about how even the most hardened and cynical among us can confound expectations with unexpected outbursts of compassion and humanity.