Wandering Aesthetics and ANTIC Community Theatre are proud to announce The Scarlet Pimpernel, adapted by Record Publishing’s April Helms from the classic novel by Baroness Emma Orczy, as the next play in The Boiling Point: Akron’s Alternative Play Reading Series.
The Scarlet Pimpernel will be read on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 7 pm in the Newell Theater on the third floor of Quirk Cultural Center located at 1201 Grant Ave in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
The Boiling Point is open to the public. Anyone may come and read a part or simply listen and join the discussion afterwards. There is a $5 suggested donation.
About the Play:
The Scarlet Pimpernel is an adaptation of Baroness Emma Orczy’s novel of the same name. Set in the time of the French Revolution, a mysterious nobleman and his allies sneak into France to rescue aristocrats sentenced to the guillotine.
About the Playwright:
April Helms was born and raised in the Akron area. She has worked for 18 years (and counting) for Record Publishing Co., the last 10 of those years covering local and regional entertainment. April has taken playwriting classes and workshops, and dabbled in the art, but this is her first serious effort at a play. Other interests include acting, music, reading and painting.
About The Boiling Point:
The Boiling Point is that wild moment where internal pressures surpass outer, triggering a transformation. “Alternative” plays serve as our fuel to ignite the minds of Akronites. By reading a diverse array of texts, we set ablaze different genres, aesthetics and cultures– especially those works beyond the scope of traditional American theatre. The friction between these new encounters and their resulting conversations will generate the spark of fresh ideas that will take Akron to The Boiling Point.