When MDC presents a staged reading of Dave Hanson's Bird in the Hand on Monday, March 9, at 7 p.m., not only will it be another world premiere, it will represent another first--one story, multiple stages. The hour-long new work, directed by Erich McGrew, will unfold simultaneously in three locations throughout the Writer's Place, where MDC shares space (3607 Pennsylvania). Audience members will have control over their own perception of the story, choosing where and when to observe each scene.
Hanson describes the premise of his piece : "When two sisters finish their father's work on a super-decryption software, the entire world's secrets are at risk--a risk the government is not willing to take. They have 'detained' the daughter of one of the sisters and propose a trade. What happens over the next hour is a game of cat and mouse covering three stages simultaneously in which lives and secrets are on the line and leverage depends on how much you value the Bird in the Hand."
The final cast will be confirmed prior to March 9, but to date Bird in the Hand will feature the talents of Kelli Morford, Melody Butler, Mike Ott, Frank Oakley III, Bonita Hanson, Anna Day, Joe DeMaria, and Bob Allen, with Lindsay Adams serving as stage manager.
For more information and to RSVP, please visit the event's Facebook page.