Word for Word presents

Muriel Spark:
"The Abbess of Crewe"

An Off the Page Reading

Monday, June 25  | 7 PM at Z Below
Directed by Amy Kossow

Off the Page staged readings are the first step in developing a Word for Word production—taking a short story from the page to the stage. Join us for "The Abbess of Crewe" by Muriel Spark.

“I’ve been rereading a lot of Spark over this last year and a half, because the times we’re in right now, and the way the information speedfests are forming our everyday history and asking such challenging questions about truth and lies and fiction, mean that I’ve found I’ve had the need of Spark like never before – her intelligence, her longsightedness, her wit, her liberating merriment, her formidable blitheness.”

—Fellow Scottish Novelist Ali Smith, writing on Muriel Sparks centenary, in THE GUARDIAN, JANUARY 29, 2018

Come see the very first steps of our process, and, after the reading, let us know what you think!

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