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Life Still Is
Saturday, October 19, 7:30 pm
HRC Showcase Theatre is pleased to announce the first staged reading of its 29th season of presenting new plays to residents of the Hudson Valley. From over 200 submissions to our annual nationwide playwriting contest, only five plays were selected by our panel of judges.
Professional actors will read Life Still Is, by California-based actor/playwright/director Tony Pasqualini.
In our society, we care about keeping people alive but seem to ignore the quality of those lives. Our world is filled with these forgotten people in tent cities, in old age homes, in prisons. In the futuristic Life Still Is, pediatrician Elizabeth Baker leaves her practice to join a controversial government program that tries to stem the world’s overpopulation problem. Clients who feel they have nothing left to live for are offered an opportunity to die in peace as well as financial compensation for their heirs.
For over 40 years playwright Tony Pasqualini has appeared in motion pictures and dozens of popular television programs, as well as on over one hundred stages throughout the United States. His play, Loyalties, was a winner of the Ashland New Play Festival, and was subsequently produced in an acclaimed production, which ran for over four months at the Pacific Resident Theatre in Los Angeles. Most recent productions include Ensemble Studio Theatre, Los Angeles, and Madlab Theatre in Columbus, Ohio producing his full length, Lost In Time; Actors Studio Newburyport producing his one act, The One Who Got Away; and Warner International Play Festival producing his one-act, Sweet Dreams.