University of the Heart: An Unromantic Comedy

By Greg Lawless

Directed by Jan Levine Thal

Ever go to a play and wish you could influence the playwright to rewrite it? Here’s your chance!

Sunday, December 9 at 3:30 the Phi Beta Fraternity and Playwrights Ink present a joint project: the first public reading of Greg Lawless original play University of the Heart: An Unromantic Comedy. A hilarious romp through bio-terrorism, love, infidelity, campus politics, and language barriers, Lawless’ play brings the vials and vicissitudes of today’s university to life – though no life was ever quite like this.

The play, directed by Jan Levine Thal, will be presented as a reading followed by audience feedback, with the aim of mounting a full production in the future. The reading, directed by Jan Levine Thal, boasts a stellar cast including veterans of many local theater companies: Siobhán Edge, Nathan Figueroa, Callen Harty, Joseph Lutz, Andrew Osen, Mary-Elizabeth Pasquesi, Virginia Rose, and Sarah Whelan.

MEAL: The Madison Senior Center offers a Sunday Meal in advance of the play on December 9, at 12:30 pm. Enjoy meat loaf, au gratin potatoes with apple crisp. Folk singer Tim McNurlen entertains and Bingo completes the afternoon. The cost for the luncheon is $3.50. Call 251-8405 to make a meal reservation. Deadline is noon on Friday December 7.

Phi Beta is the National Professional Association for the Creative and Performing Arts. Playwrights Ink is a Madison-area organization for playwrights.
For Play information: Sarah Whelan (608) 222-4609 /
For Meal information & reservations: (608) 251-8405

Produced by Phi Beta Fraternity and Playwrights Ink at Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St., Madison, wheelchair accessible, parking in Overture ramp.

Performances: December 9, 2007

Performance Times: Sunday afternoon, 3:30-5:30, please stay for talkback

Free admission. No reservations necessary for the play alone (see meal info above). Donations welcome.

Call 608-222-4609 for more information.

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