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Staged Reading - Sea of Tranquility

Sea of Tranquility

By Howard Korder

A Staged Reading

Directed by Bruce Coughran

Tuesday - April. 26th, 2011 -  8 p.m.



Ben and Nessa sell the house in Connecticut to make a new start in New Mexico. But soon their new life is over-run by house guests that won't leave, runaway teens, upset Native Americans, and echos from a past that just won't go away.

This contemporary dark comedy from Howard Korder (Pulitzer Prize winner for Boy's Life) skewers everything from Scientologists to Burning Man to the vacuousness of Hollywood. In the end it it just about people trying to find happiness in a very crazy world. Something we can all relate to!

Sea of Tranquillity

By Howard Korder

A Staged Reading, Directed by Bruce Coughran

Tuesday - April. 26th, 2011 8 p.m.


Bruce Coughran (Director): Originally from Southern California, Bruce has been directing and assistant directing up and down the West Coast. His first production for Actors Ensemble was Jean Anouilh’s Antigone in 2010.  Previous to that he directed the world premiere of Bad Connection? at West Valley Theatre in Saratoga, and several staged readings for Subterranean Shakespeare Theatre Company. He has also been an assistant director at the Old Globe in San Diego, La Jolla Playhouse, the Kirk Douglas Theatre, ACT in San Francisco, and the Berkeley Opera.  Make sure to catch his new adaptation of Falstaff and Hal, the next full production of Subterranean Shakespeare, with a preview staged reading on May 2nd.

Place: New Mexico

Time: the present


Ben                              Jeff Garrett

Nessa                           Michele Delattre

Randy                           Wylie Strasser

Adele/Ashley                Karol Strempke

Phillis                           Marie O’Donnell

Astarte                          Taylor Diffenderfer

Johannsen/Barry            Dennis McIntyre

Milton                           Sean Gilvary

Gilbert/Roman               Tony Rocha

Kat                               Sionne Tollefsrud

Josh                             Morgan Brown


Thanks to:  Alecks Rundell, Vicki Siegel, Jerome Solberg


Tags: Staged Readings

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