Friday, August 16, 2013

True, Tragic, Touching Tale at Stageworks NW

The Stageworks Northwest Staged Reading series kicks off the 2013/2014 season with the world premier of local playwright Leslie Krausch Slape's new play "The Harder Courage" a drama based on the true story of Sheriff Benjamin Holmes and his prisoner, Robert Day, the first man to be hanged in Washington state.

The true, tragic and touching tale is directed by the playwright and will be presented by actors Michael Robert Cheney and Scott Clark. This is the first time this story has been fully told anywhere.

Run dates: August 16-18 and 23-25. 
Times: 7:30 pm. Fridays and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sundays. 
Place: Stageworks Northwest, 1433 Commerce, Longview, Wash. 
Tickets: By donation.

We weren't able to attend opening weekend, but we will be reviewing this new work next weekend.

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