Assembly Line Theatre Company Announces Staged Reading/Fundraiser
Assembly Line Theatre Company is pleased to kick of the New Year with a staged reading of the musical, The Seven Castaways by Sean Paraventi. It will take place on January 12 at the home of Comedysportz Detroit in Ferndale. The Seven Castaways is a full length, modern parody of an iconic sitcom! “I don’t want to give too much away, but it involves seven castaways stuck on an island. It’s raunchy and fun and t is NOT your parent’s Gilligan’s Island,” says Paraventi. The cast is loaded with local acting powerhouses including Allison Megroet, Andrea Konsoer, Dez Walker, Jason Bowen, Jeff Priscorn, Mitch Koory, and Sonja Marquis. The staged reading will be directed by Patrick Nelson Hanley. Shown in the photo is: Jeff Priskorn, Sonja Marques and Dez Walker.
The Assembly Line Theatre Company is gearing up towards its second full production, coming this fall. We are now officially a 501(c)(3) so we thought a fun fundraiser was the way to go. Tickets will be $12 at the door and beverages will be available for donations.
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The Seven Castaways
January 12, 8:00 pm
1100 Woodward Hghts
Ferndale, Mi. 48220
NOTE: For mature audiences only. Rated HR for Hilariously Raunchy
We aren’t playing it safe for our debut production. The Assembly Line Theatre Company will present the world premiere of FWP (F—ing White People), an edgy, bitingly funny new work from Detroit playwright Sean Paraventi, in June.
Set in an unnamed, up and coming neighborhood in the city, FWP explores what happens when an unexpected guest drops in at a dinner party and upsets the politically correct apple cart, causing everyone to question who they really are and what they mean to each other. It’s both timely and timeless, delving into the profound changes that are transforming (parts of) Detroit at present as well as the issues of race and gentrification that have a long, complex history here and elsewhere.
Ultimately, though, FWP is a play about friendship and people not always being who they appear to be.
FWP stars (from left to right): Cassandra Svacha, Mitch Koory, Anne Damman Koory, Dez Walker, Ann Katherine and Brian Taylor (in front). It is directed by Svacha and Paraventi.
The play will run June 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m., Sundays are at 5 p.m.
Performances are at the Peace Lutheran Church in Southfield, 17029 W. 13 Mile Rd., Southfield, Michigan. It has cabaret-style seating and people are encouraged to bring their own food and beverages and enjoy them during the show.
Tickets are available at the door or at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2929158