Saturday, December 11, 2021 (8 PM)

Echo Theatre presents Echo Reads

In a Word

By Lauren Yee. Directed by Eric Berg.

Echo Theatre presents Echo Reads, a free theater experience where directors lightly rehearse readings of plays with professional actors who carry their scripts as they perform for the audience. After the reading, the audience is invited to stay to discuss the play with the actors, director, and Echo creatives in a casual conversation.

Today is Fiona’s birthday and the two-year anniversary of her son’s disappearance, and still, nothing makes sense to her: not the incompetent detective, her “understanding” boss, or the neighborhood kidnapper who keeps casually introducing himself at the grocery store. Her husband, Guy, is desperately trying to move on, but Fiona delves back into her memories of that fateful day, struggling to find the right words to bring her son home. A comedy about grief and how the words we use to describe tragedy can take on a life of their own.

Free. Donations are welcome.