Play Reading By Cheri Magid, 2015-16 Tennessee Williams Playwright-In-Residence

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Professional actors will read excerpts from playwright Cheri Magid’s plays at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in Gailor Auditorium on the campus of the University of the South. Ms. Magid will be the 2015-16 Tennessee Williams Playwright-in-Residence at the university. Actors will read from The Tavern Wench, in which a sailor falls hard for an erotica writer, and The Chosen Ones, in which a doctor of Chinese medicine is coerced into working as Heinrich Himmler's private physician. Their sessions become a battle of wits and manipulation with the world stage in balance. 

Ms. Magid was a 2013-14 Audrey Resident at New Georges, a 2014 Walter E. Dakin Fellow at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and is a member of the Dorothy Strelsin Writers Group at Primary Stages. Lydia, or the Girl at the Wheel, Ms. Magid’s radio play about the earliest days of burlesque, aired on National Public Radio and her short story “Yeah, We Got That” was featured on Playboy Radio. She wrote the screenplay Story of D, about the real story behind the writing of the famous sadomasochistic novel Story of O, for Nicole Kidman. Ms. Magid is currently the area head of undergraduate curriculum at New York University’s Dramatic Writing Program. 

The readings are for mature audiences only. The audience is invited to join Ms. Magid for a reception following the readings. 

The event is made possible by the Walter E. Dakin Memorial Fund and presented by the University of the South Department of English.

 


Alice Cooper Plays At Memorial Sept. 25

Forrest Isn't Dead Plays At Cherry Street Tavern Sept. 20

McLemore’s Songwriter Series Features Sunrise Latin Jazz Band Thursday


Alice Cooper is bringing the Detroit Muscle tour to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium on Sept. 25. Review for Alice Cooper: The road is Alice Cooper's favorite place to be, and his ... (click for more)

Emerging alt-pop artist Forrest Isn’t Dead, who draws parallels to such acts as The Cure, Gorillaz, and Tame Impala, will be coming to Chattanooga on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Cherry Street Tavern ... (click for more)

McLemore’s Songwriter Series on Thursday will cap off the summer with an evening of classic high-energy melodies from Cuba, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, and Brazil. The Sunrise Latin Jazz Band will ... (click for more)



Entertainment

Alice Cooper Plays At Memorial Sept. 25

Alice Cooper is bringing the Detroit Muscle tour to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium on Sept. 25. Review for Alice Cooper: The road is Alice Cooper's favorite place to be, and his live show never, ever disappoints. Cooper, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, usually spends up to six months a year on the road, bringing his iconic brand of rock psycho-drama to fans ... (click for more)

Forrest Isn't Dead Plays At Cherry Street Tavern Sept. 20

Emerging alt-pop artist Forrest Isn’t Dead, who draws parallels to such acts as The Cure, Gorillaz, and Tame Impala, will be coming to Chattanooga on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Cherry Street Tavern with Tayls in support of his debut full-length album The End Of Everything, out this September. Review for Forrest Isn't Dead: Due out Sept. 16 via Madison Records, The End Of Everything ... (click for more)

Breaking News

City Council Gives Final Approval For Stadium Deal; Council Adds Provisions For "Transparency" On $80 Million Project

The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the $80 million Southside Stadium project. The action puts in motion the ability for a new city/county Sports Authority to convene and issue $80 million in bonds for the "community" facility on nine acres at the U.S. Pipe/Wheland Foundry site. Councilman Chip Henderson added several provisions that he said would add "transparency" ... (click for more)

CHA Planning 1,783 Housing Units At Re-Envisioned Westside

Officials of the Chattanooga Housing Authority said the plan to re-envision the Westside includes building 1,783 new housing units. Betsy McCright, CHA executive director, said the College Hill Courts and the Gateway Tower will be taken down, but she said residents in those 629 have been promised a spot in some of the new housing. She said the demolition will be in stages ... (click for more)

Opinion

Rest In Peace, Larry Wallace

Athens and Tennessee lost a great friend and a long-time public servant when Larry Wallace passed away Saturday afternoon. The 1962 McMinn County High School graduate started his lifetime law enforcement career with the Athens Police Department in 1964. He joined the Tennessee Highway Patrol in 1967 and was appointed as a special agent with the Tennessee Bureau of ... (click for more)

Election Day Observations - And Response

Congratulations to all the winners in Thursday's election. And also thanks to all who ran, it takes a lot of courage to enter the arena of politics. I didn't vote for Weston in the primary but I certainly did in the general election. I think he will do a wonderful job. Sabrena, I voted for you but I would imagine your career is over after one of the dumbest political stunts I ... (click for more)