Happening at Martin Sheen’s request, there will be a live reading of Noah’s Ark at the Unity Church of Dallas (6525 Forest Lane). Based on James Douglass’ best selling book , and developed into a stage production by Pittsburgh playwright Ginny Cunningham, Ark shuttles an audience through those choppy waters Kennedy chartered during his short presidency. Bay of Pigs, The Cuban Missile Crisis and the buildup to Vietnam, it’s captured here in this new work. Sheen reads the character of Trappist Brother Thomas in a story centering around military White House insider Colonel Benson. Will other actors read the other roles? Probably. We got hypnotized by Martin Sheen’s hair and, understandably, didn’t finish the press release. Donations benefit the Dallas Peace Center. This staged reading is at 7 p.m. Thursday. Tickets cost $15 and are available through teatrodallas.tix.com.
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013