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Coming Up Next in the Play Reading Series:

‘Lotus in the Fire’ by Karen Macklin

Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 7pm

Lotus in the Fire

by Karen Macklin

Directed by Molly Noble


ANA: Melissa Haines*
ROBERT: Michael Phillis
JEN: Morgan Booker
TARA: Lindsey Schmeltzer
DREAM DWELLER: Jannely Calmell

When Ana, a wry Sylvia Plath scholar, starts work on her dissertation, the writing process takes her on a detour into the dark edges of her own life. Surrounded by the well-meaning but unsympathetic voices of her accountant husband and newly-in-love best friend, she falls deeper into isolation and loses a grip on her work—and reality. Combining the realism of life in NYC, the poeticism of otherworldly dreams, and a healthy dose of humor, Lotus in the Fire explores depression and suicide from a modern, feminist, and East-West philosophical lens, and creates a world that illuminates the polarities of beauty and pain, in literature and in life.

Playwright : Karen Macklin

Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 7pm
450 Post Street, San Francisco CA 94102

This is a FREE event. We invite you to bring a treat to share,  a wine to pour, a friend.

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* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers

Upcoming Play Readings

  •  Lotus in the Fire by Karen Macklin – January 9, 2017
  • TBA – February 13, 2017
  • TBA – March 6, 2017
  • TBA – April 3, 2017
  • TBA – May 1st, 2017
  • TBA – July 24, 2017
  • TBA – September 4, 2017