Maine Playwrights Festival Reading Series:

MADELEINES by Bess Welden
When: Saturday, November 14, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Where: Online via Zoom

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Bess Welden

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.

Thanks to MPF Sponsors

Bath Savings
Fore River Brewing
Mechanics Hall