Rogue Theater Reads Play Set During Great Depression

Rogue Theater is performing a dramatic reading of Tobacco Road by Jack Kirkland, adapted from the novel by Erskine Caldwell, on March 4, 7 pm, and March 5, 2 pm. Chris Weidenbacher is directing the 10-person cast.

Tobacco Road, published in 1932, is set during the Depression in the depleted farmlands surrounding Augusta, Georgia. It’s the story of the Lesters, a family of white sharecroppers who are debased by poverty to an elemental state of ignorance and selfishness. They are preoccupied with their hunger, sexual longings and fears that they will someday descend to an even lower rung on the social ladder. This play contains adult content.

Attend the reading at the Inside/Out Space below the Margaret Lockwood Gallery, 7 S. 2nd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. There is a suggested $10 donation. Learn more by contacting Rogue Theater at 920.818.0816 or [email protected].

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