Running time: Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

This month's project is a drama by the celebrated American novelist Carson McCullers—a picture of the first pangs of adulthood striking a young woman, and reverberating all around her. The Member of the Wedding is about adolescence, heartbreak, oppression, and love in spite of it all; it is lyrically poetic, brutally truthful, and touchingly funny. The presentation will be helmed by the gifted Anne Allgood. 

Part of the series: Endangered Species Project

Endangered Species Project is an organization of distinguished Seattle theatre artists dedicated to presenting plays that seldom get full productions. While it is an essential duty of theatres to read and develop new work, there’s a parallel need to bring older neglected plays back to the stage. Through our simply staged readings, we lend live voices to plays that are now silent on our bookshelves.

Founded in February of 2011, Endangered Species Project has consistently mounted monthly readings. Expanding from our core group of eleven, dozens of Seattle’s best and bravest actors have been instrumental in bringing new life to these plays. We strive to do nothing that gets between the audience and the play. We want to give full scope to those two most powerful forces in the theatre: a playwright’s ideas and the audience’s imagination.

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