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Stage Left Theatre hosts online play readings of new, though-provoking plays once a month allowing actors, directors, and playwrights to advance their artistic visions while interacting with the perceptions of engaged audience members like you!

The readings take place over Zoom and will feature discussions on the play following the reading with the playwright (when available). 

Audiences will receive a link to join the reading after purchase of a pay-what-you-can ticket ($5 minimum.)

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Monday, July 18, 2022 - 7:00pm CST

via Zoom

 

HAIL MARY

Written by Ann Delaney

Ann Delaney is a performer/writer based in Chicago. She grew up in the northwest suburbs and made her way to the city by way of Columbia College Chicago where she got her BFA in musical theater. She has worked at many a theater including, but not limited to: Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Porchlight Music Theater, American Blues Theater, The House Theater of Chicago, Theater at the Center, and Skylight Music Theater. She has also worked on tv shows such as Chicago Fire (NBC) and The 4400 (CW). While the arts are her career, her true passion is reality television. Including, but not limited to: every single franchise of The Real Housewives.

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Synopsis:

It’s 2006. The “Plan B” pill has just hit the pharmacies, “The Simple Life”  is on season 4, and the Bull’s long lost glory still has a choke-hold on the Chicago-land area.

 

Ex-Catholic and starving artist, Mary, reluctantly returns to her Catholic high school as a substitute teacher. There she is forced to confront her past, present, and financially bleak future. 

 

This weirdo comedy explores the challenges growing up Catholic can present to young girls and grown women alike. And it begs the question Blink 182 asked all those years ago…”What’s my age again?”.