Staged Reading: Icarus by Edwin Sanchez

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Level 7, Vida Ellison Gallery

Never regret thy fall,
O Icarus of the fearless flight
For the greatest tragedy of them all
Is never to feel the burning light.
~Oscar Wilde

Fresh City Life honors the brave and perilous flights that creatives must take in order to reach for their dreams. And we embrace the lesson of Icarus: he may have fallen, but first he flew. Join local director Brenda Cook Ritenour and favorite Denver actors GerRee Hinshaw, Rhonda Brown, Josh Hartwell and Lorenzo Sarinana as they present a staged reading of this award-winning retelling of the Icarus fable.

“The Greek myth of Icarus tells the story of a young man who uses a pair of wax wings created by his father to escape exile, but flies too close to the sun and falls to his death when his wax feathers melt. In Edwin Sanchez’s play Icarus, a handsome, disabled man named Primitivo is wheeled around by his scarred sister Altagracia, who dreams of her brother finding fame as the first person to touch the sun. Sanchez’s script deftly explores concepts of beauty, privilege, and hope through the writer’s unique style of tragicomedy, blending heightened, poetic language with moments of brutal realism.” – Oliver Sava, Chicago Theater Beat. Seating is limited, registration required. Please register online http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#staged or call 720-865-1206.

Staged Reading: Icarus by Edwin Sanchez