The James Joyce Society of Sarasota presents KENNEDY’S ACOLYTES A rehearsed reading of a new full-length play By JACK GILHOOLEY; Jenny Aldrich, Nicole Cunningham, Johana Davila, Lynne Doyle, Sally Fint, Donna Gerdes

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The James Joyce Society of Sarasota

presents

KENNEDY’S ACOLYTES

A rehearsed reading of a new full-length play

By JACK GILHOOLEY

Jenny Aldrich,  Nicole Cunningham, Johana Davila, Lynne Doyle, Sally Fint, Donna Gerdes

On the evening of November 22, 1963 in western Ireland, three mid-teen age girls grapple with the news that U.S. President John F. Kennedy has just been assassinated. Fifty years later the three reconnoiter at the same — but different – town square. Like the community, they have undergone radical changes some for the good and some otherwise.

JACK GILHOOLEY – an alumnus of Tony-awarded New Dramatists during its August Wilson, John Patrick Shanley era, his plays have been produced throughout the US (including Asolo mainstage), England, Ireland, Scotland and Australia. He’s been awarded two NEA grants — one Individual Artist, one International to Centaur Theatre, Montreal — and he doesn’t intend to return the funds to the Trump administration. Gilhooley was an O’Neill Conference Guest Playwright and has had Fulbright Guest Artist Fellowships to Spain and Ireland as well as a New York Fellowship for the Arts grant and two Puffin Foundation grants. He is the first recipient of The John Ringling Fund Artists’ Fellowship Award. He has been the recipient of four Florida Arts Council awards and has twice been commissioned by Actors’ Theatre of Louisville. Gilhooley has been a guest artist at Yaddo, Millay, MacDowell, Djerassi, Hawthornden Castle (Scotland) and Tyrone Guthrie Institute (Ireland) colonies. Participants in his plays include Ed Asner, John Lithgow, Christine Baranski, Tommy Lee Jones, Swoozie Kurtz and Aiden Quinn.

Monday evening, April 17, 2017 – 7:30 curtain

New College Music Room, No reservations, Donations accepted

Enter New College and follow the main road all the way to the end. Park on the grass. You’ll face two older, connected bayside bldgs – we’re in the one on the right. Enter side door to avoid steps

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