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Free playwright reading at the Deering Estate's Theatre Lab

MIAMI (April 01, 2016)

Lost Girls Theatre Company, Co-Artistic Directors Andie Arthur and Katherine Siegel, present script in hand readings of plays by emerging playwrights. The upcoming event will be a reading of "Electric Persephone in the Scorpion's Den" by Kara Lee Corthron at the Deering Estate Visitor Center Theatre on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 8:00 pm. Please note that the playwright readings may contain mature subject matter.

"Electric Persephone in the Scorpion's Den" by Kara Lee Corthron
In this riff on the Persephone myth, B.J. becomes the prisoner and companion to a socially awkward but surprisingly powerful band roadie. In 1970 rock-n-roll America, B.J.’s hope for rescue lies in her record-producing mama, her natural gifts on a Stratocaster, and the father she’s never met. The father she dreams is none other than Jimi Hendrix. Directed by Carey Brianna Hart with Stephon Duncan as TRIA, Hailey Zetino as BJ, Alex Weiss as GUITAR, Mitch Lemos as MAN.

The event is part of a Playwright Project Residency as well as a part of annual Theatre Lab Programming at the Deering Estate located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue. The Visitor Center Theatre and parking lot are located at the end of SW 168th, east of Old Cutler Road in the Palmetto Bay Neighborhood. The event is free and open to the public.

Additional playwright readings:
Monday, JUNE 13 at 8:00 pm
"Faust: A Gay Romantic Comedy" by Vyvian Figueredo

Arts Programming at the Deering Estate is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the South Florida Theatre League, and the Deering Estate Foundation, Inc.

About Lost Girls Theatre Company
On a mission to recreate a sense of wonder, Lost Girls Theatre focuses on highly visual storytelling that addresses modern concerns through the lens of classical themes and pop culture. Co-Artistic Directors Andie Arthur and Katherine Siegel strive to bring the excitement of unique and original theatrical performances to audiences both young and young at heart.

About the Deering Estate
The 450+ acre Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to bird walks and guided nature hikes, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, which manages the Estate on behalf of the State of Florida.

This year, the Deering Estate celebrates 30 years of being on the National Register of Historic Places. #DiscoverMore history, art, culture, science, preservation, conservation and ecology at the Deering Estate!