Newman’s “Life Upon the Wicked Stage” takes the spotlight at play-reading marathon

A cast of about 20 performers from the Social Therapy Group and the East Side Institute took to the Castillo Theatre stage over the weekend to perform a reading of Fred Newman’s Life Upon the Wicked Stagewhich was first presented at the 1997 meetings of the American Psychological Association in Chicago.  It includes imaginary philosophical conversations among some of Newman’s favorite philosophical thinkers: Lev Vygotsky, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Jean Piaget, Franz Kafka, Sigmund Freud, Leon Trotsky and Vladimir Lenin.  The reading was part of a 26-hour marathon play-reading tribute, Performing Fred Newman, which drew 100s of participants/performers.


About Janet Wootten

Janet Wootten is a media and public relations professional, a member of the Institute’s Board of Directors and a leader of its annual community fundraising campaign.
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