Botetourt County playwright Dwayne Yancey (also a Roanoke Times senior editor) has posted pictures on his blog from Thursday’s rehearsal of “Klaus.”
Here’s what I wrote about “Klaus” in a recent column:
“Klaus,” a dark comedy about the origin of Santa Claus by Botetourt County playwright and Roanoke Times Senior Editor Dwayne Yancey, had originally been scheduled to be performed this month at now-defunct Studio Roanoke. Publicity materials describe it as “set in the 1740s in England,” involving “a treasonous plot against the king. It’s G rated, but not for small children.”
If the concept piqued your curiosity, you can still catch it on stage.
“Klaus” will be performed 6 p.m. Dec. 16 as a stage reading on the June M. McBroom Theater stage at Community High School, 302 Campbell Ave. S.E., as part of the Discovery Reading Series of full-length plays run by the Hollins Playwright’s Lab. Chicago playwright Cheryl Snodgrass will direct.
The reading is free. For more information, call 556-5396 or visit the Discovery Reading Series on Facebook.