(HAMMONTON, NJ) -- Eagle Theatre presents a reading of One Day Old by Iraisa Ann Reilly on Thursday, May 27 at 7:00pm. The event will take place on their outdoor stage, invigorated with live music, an incredible cast of professional actors and talk back with the playwright to follow. In case of rain, a rain date is scheduled for Friday May 28 at 7:00pm. The event is free and part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance 2021 Stages Festival, a state-wide celebration of theatre.
One Day Old tells the true story of Operacion Pedro Pan through the lens of a dream. Wendy is the daughter of a Cuban exile and a college freshman away from home for the first time. She loses a necklace that her father gave her- one of the few physical items that her family has since they fled Cuba in the early 1960s. In a dream, she meets Pedro, a seventeen year-old man from 1962 who has fled Cuba through the underground operation that came to be known as Operacion Pedro Pan. Together they navigate a spiritual world that transcends the past and present. Pedro searches for his family as Wendy discovers what she was really after all along.
Tickets are free thanks to generous support from the NJ Theatre Alliance. At the end of the event, donations will be collected to provide financial aid to migrant families who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. Click here to register for your free ticket. Guests should bring their own chairs. Masks will be required for this event.
This event is part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance 2021 Stages Festival, made possible by support from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; Bank of America; The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey; OceanFirst Foundation; the George A. Ohl, Jr. Trust; New Jersey Historical Commission; and Fund for the New Jersey Blind.
Eagle Theatre’s New Works Development Series nurtures local playwrights, while featuring professional actors, and offering patrons an intimate experience with original work in its infancy. Eagle Theatre is located at 208 Vine Street in Hammonton, New Jersey.