Maine Playwrights Festival Reading Series:
MADELEINES by Bess Welden
When: Saturday, November 14, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Where: Online via Zoom
A public reading of Maine Playwrights Festival alum Bess Welden’s play-in-development Madeleines.
Debra, a struggling food writer, and Jennifer, a successful professor, meet at their childhood home to mourn their mother, when a startling secret about a treasured family recipe emerges, changing everything they thought they knew.
Spiced with poetry and smatterings of Yiddish and Spanish, MADELEINES tells the story of a family of Jewish women grappling with how to love each other through haunted pasts, and the solace of baking together.
This is the second reading this season of Acorn’s bi-monthly reading series for full-length plays by Maine writers. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the reading series is being streamed online rather than presented in person. Access to the online event is free, and donations will be accepted to help support the reading series.