Florence Bean James Lives! Florence (1892-1988) co-founded and led the legendary Seattle Repertory Playhouse (1929-1950) housed in the present-day Jones Playhouse and was a political activist, gifted speaker, and inspiration for countless theatre artists and audiences in Seattle. She and others were targeted by the infamous anti-communist Canwell Committee in 1948. They defied the committee andwere prosecuted for contempt of the legislature. As a result they lost their audience base and the SRP came to an end.In her mid-fifties she emigrated to Saskatchewan, Canada where she again became a major theatre teacher, director, and administrator for the Province. One of those whose lives she changed was a young actress, Rita Deverell, now a distinguished professor in Canada. Ms. Deverell has written a short play about their professional and political relationship.Outspoken and fearless to the end, Ms. James set an example for countless others.
Come and experience this wonderful reading at the beautiful Jones Playhouse on October 20th, 2010.
|Entry:||UWDrama Playreading: McCarthy and the Old Woman|
|When:||10/20/10 7:30 PM – 10/22/10 7:30 PM|
|Where:||The Jones Playhouse
|Cost:||$10 general admission|