Writers Forum is hosting our annual buyout night at Riverfront Playhouse. The featured play is five-time Tony winner Lend Me A Tenor, directed by our very own Jennifer Levens. The play is April 11th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20.00 each.
All proceeds go to the Writers Forum Scholarship fund. We hope to award at least one $500 scholarship to a local senior who excels in writing and is continuing their education at a college or university. It’s only because of ticket sales that we’re able to make this scholarship possible. So thank you for supporting young writers and local theater.
To purchase tickets, please leave a comment here or contact the Writers Forum at (530) 515-4828. Checks can be made out to Writers Forum and mailed to:
P.O. Box 492282
Redding, CA 96049-2282
Then gather your friends for a great night of local theater. Here’s what reviewers said about author Ken Ludwig’s Broadway revival of Lend Me A Tenor:
“A remarkable piece of theatre … a masterpiece … Author Ken Ludwig has verve, a sound grasp of plot mechanics and a rare ability to couple high art with low comedy.”
The London Times
“A rollercoaster of fun for everybody in the building…a solid, constantly accelerating snowball of a comedy!”
Phoenix News Times
And just to whet your appetite a bit more, here are some highlights from Lend Me A Tenor:
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At our meeting in February Writers Forum members and guests learned some basics of screenwriting from George Winship and Sharon Owen.
George illustrates the importance of rise and fall within a script.
Sharon and George talked through tips of the trade and illustrated their points with contemporary movies and advice from the professionals.
Sharon imparts advice from her own experiences as well as the experiences of other professionals.
Steve Durkee, of Clarity Entertainment, rounded out the program with a question and answer time. One piece of his advice was to keep the story at the heart of the script. Another helpful hint was to
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Steve Durkee, of Clarity Entertainment, talks about what he looks for in a script.
At the close of the meeting, Steve Durkee stuck around to meet members and answer individual questions.
Steve Durkee and Charlie Price take a moment to smile in between talking shop.
Thank you, George, Sharon and Steve, for a great program!
At our February monthly meeting*, professional writing consultants George Winship and Sharon Owen will discuss what motion picture producers look for in a screenplay. The speakers will cover screenwriting basics, from formatting the manuscript to story structure, and offer tips on how to pitch your project.
Writers will also hear about Clarity Entertainment, a film company coming to the Redding area looking for projects from local talent. A representative from Clarity Studios (the soon-to-be movie studio in Stillwater Business Park) will be present.
If you’ve not yet paid your annual membership fee of $20, please pay Jennifer H. at the door when you arrive. Thank you!
We look forward to seeing you soon!
*Monthly meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 am-12:30 pm in at All Saints Episcopal Church in the Memorial Hall. All Saints Episcopal Church is located at 2150 Benton Drive, Redding, CA. For more details about monthly featured programs and other Writers Forum events, please visit our Calendar of Events.