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Local Drama Group In/Visible Theatre Presents Four Staged Readings in Three Venues, Over Three Days

By Madison Fisler Lewis

Nov. 21, 2014. In/Visible Theatre, a local theatre troupe, will present four plays in three different locations over three nights.

nvsblogo“Staged readings are a backstage-pass kind of insider experience that many theater-goers don’t get to see,” read a release. “You are invited to see these script-in-hand early performances of new or little-heard-of plays from local playwrights.”

Admission to all events is free of charge and all of the presentations are open to the public.

On Saturday, Nov. 22, the group will present two one-act solo plays at The Local, located at 179 Howard St. in downtown Boone starting at 5 p.m. The plays are “Fires are People Too” by Carter Becerra and Vyr U.S. by Kermit Margeson.

On Monday, Nov. 24, the Watauga County Public Library will host “Cassandra Singing” by David Madden starting at 6 p.m. The play is a lyric, magical play set in Eastern Kentucky’s coal country. Madden is a Black Mountain writer who attended the Yale School of Drama.

Finally, on Tuesday, Dec. 2, “The Wizard of Od” by Martha McCaughey and Wyatt Galusky will premiere at 5:15 p.m. at Appalachian State University’s Belk Library room 114. The show is an “original derivative work about a small-town girl’s journey through the omnipresent dataverse.”

In/Visible Theatre first began in 2012 when the inaugural production “Bumbershoot” premiered under the direction of Derek Davidson and production of Karen Sabo. The organization’s mission is to “bring new plays, new interpretations of older plays and plays infrequently produced in the area. We are also dedicated to using regional artists whenever possible. We believe that we offer theatre with a community feel that invites our viewers to an artistic dialogue.”