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Library event brings ‘From Script to Stage’ to teens, adults

by | Jul 1, 2015 | Life & Style

From Staff Reports

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 Teens and adults attended Wylie’s Smith Library “From Script to Stage: ‘A Southern Exposure,’” June 23. The presentation was part of the Smith Library Adult Summer Reading Club.

Playwright Kelley Kingston-Strayer and actress Robin Clayton explained the writing process that took the play to stages across the country, including its 2013 Texas premier at First Baptist Church Wylie.

Kingston-Strayer is a fifth-generation Texan, and her family inspired the characters depicted in the play.

“It is the story of my aunt, Ida, who as a young woman buried a son and carried his memory like broken glass,” she said. “She was a woman who raised coupon clipping to an art form, believed not sharpening the blades of your lawn mower after every use was a sin and theorized that the Elizabeth Taylor/Eddie Fisher/Debbie Reynolds love triangle played a hand in the breakdown of the American family.”

“A Southern Exposure” was developed and produced by the Tony Award-winning Barter Theatre in Virginia for its 2011-’12 season, and went on to be produced across the country, including Los Angeles, Calif., and Louisville, Ken.

The play won awards at the Dallas County Writers Initiative in 2002; the State of Kentucky Women Who Write in 2005; Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative in 2007; and the Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights in 2009.

Clayton was a member of the cast that performed at Plano’s Family Arts in 2014.

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