NEW VENUE Scottish Writers' Centre The Shadow of a Doubt
Tue 16 October 2018
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Please note, this event has moved to Project Cafe, 134 Renfrew St, Glasgow G3 6ST.
Following the fire at Glasgow School of Art and the O2 ABC music venue, the Centre for Contemporary Arts remains within the cordoned area in Garnethill. At this time, we expect to remain closed until Monday 15 October.
We are working with our programme partners who had scheduled events throughout this period. Details of new venues and cancellations are here.
Join us for an evening of theatre! In collaboration with the Transatlantic Literary Women series, we’ll be holding the Scottish premiere of The Shadow of a Doubt, a recently discovered 1901 play by American author Edith Wharton.
The first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, Wharton is famous for her novels - including The House of Mirth, Ethan Frome, and The Age of Innocence - many of which have been adapted for the screen. This is her only surviving, full-length original play, recently discovered by Laura Rattray and Mary Chinery. We’ll hold a roundtable reading. Come to listen, or to take part in the reading and bring Wharton’s words and characters to life. Set in England, the play opens in high society, with sharp, witty one-liners, before taking a darker turn with a sinister secret revealed. Was this the reason the play was pulled from its planned Broadway production?
Join us for an evening of theatre history!
The premiere is being held in collaboration with the Transatlantic Literary Women series, funded by the British Association for American Studies and the US Embassy.