Virtual Theatre Project presents readings of winning plays at WFU

By Pam Barrett
October 12, 2005

The Virtual Theatre Project, in association with the Wake Forest University Forum for New Work, will present readings of the first and second runners-up in the 2005 "The Pen is a Mighty Sword" international playwriting competition Nov. 11 and 12 in the Ring Theatre of Scales Fine Arts Center.

"The Docent's Son" by Joshua Faigen will be read at 7:30 Nov. 11 and "The Tropic of X" by Caridad Svich will be read at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12. The readings are recommended for mature audiences.

Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. Admission is free for Wake Forest students.

"The Docent's Son" follows the story of a museum volunteer who is struggling to accept a profound loss as she fights to balance grief, forgiveness and acceptance through the language of an abstract painting.

"The Tropic of X" presents the world as seen through the eyes of two predatory young toughs named Mori and Maura. The play focuses on the chasm between the haves and the have-nots and the powerful and the powerless in a world filled with greed and excess.

The Virtual Theatre Project is a global theatre company dedicated to collaborating with artists around the world to produce innovative plays that question the status quo and shed light on today's challenges.

For information, call the Wake Forest Theatre Box Office at 336-758-5295.