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Peaceable Kingdom by Mary Tuomanen

InterAct has made a robust commitment to supporting local playwrights through main stage productions, readings, workshops, and commissions. The InterAct Core Playwrights Program furthers this commitment by offering developmental support to four talented local writers over two years.
The program is a two-year journey designed to bring the Core Playwrights closer to their full potential through one-on-one dramaturgy, monthly developmental readings, and professional support. Each year of the residency culminates in a weekend of public readings.

Join us for the staged reading of PEACEABLE KINGDOM! 

A dark comedy about the Quaker settlement of Pennsylvania. Inspired by the famous series by Philadelphia painter Edward Hicks (1780 - 1849) Peaceable Kingdom is a fable about the longing for utopia. In a mythical Quaker colony inhabited by wild creatures both native and foreign to the Americas, the audience is offered a birds-eye-view of two cultures encountering each other for the first time. Peaceable Kingdom is also a warning: an exploration of how ecosystems are impacted by invasive species, be they squirrels, giant cats, or human beings. 

Written by Mary Tuomanen
Directed by Rebecca Wright

Join us for the other readings happening this weekend: 
Mrs. Harrison:
Whisper's Gone:

Earlier Event: December 16
Mrs. Harrison by R. Eric Thomas
Later Event: December 17
Brutish by Emily Acker