The Apron String Murder
This play's got it all -- local actors, local writers, local true story.
|Presenting||The Apron String Murder|
November 18, 2009
7:00PM to 8:30PM
|Contact Name||(970) 241-8801|
|Ticket Notes:||Free event, a $5 donation is most welcome.|
The next installment of KAFM’s Lifelong Learning Series is a reading of Joseph Wilcox’s new play THE APRON STRING MURDER. Wilcox of Two Chairs Theater adapted this play from local author D.A. Brockett’s novel STAINED GLASS ROSE. This coming-of-age tale follows Rose Padrini, the daughter of an abusive Italian immigrant, and Marietta Morris, a brash and colorful woman who inadvertently brings Rose into the fringes of the dangerous world of prostitution, white slavery and murder. This story was inspired by the actual 1937 murder of Jeannette Morris in Grand Junction’s Barbary Coast District.
“Rose comes of age and faces this life of abuse,” said Wilcox. Through the story, Rose stays positive and spiritual, and she finds the strength to set her own path. Wilcox will use 12 local actors to play 18 characters in this play reading. A reading is not a full production of a play, so this reading will also include a narrator, and the actors will have scripts in hand. This is the first time the play will be presented to the public. Attendees are invited to stay after the play for a question and answer session with Wilcox and Brockett.