Baby It’s Cold Outside

Lyn Anderson and Danielle Brooks Black read from George Cope's Wisdom.
Lyn Anderson and Danielle Brooks Black read from George Cope’s Wisdom.

The basement of the Chapel Street Players playhouse Saturday was warm against the cool the weather outside.

Snuggly in fact.

Maybe it wasn’t the temperature that induced all the snuggliness, but rather it the was five of us in the basement reading George Cope’s most recent update to his new play “Wisdom.”

Although a blood oath of super-secrecy precludes the exposition of any details about the wonderful work, I feel confident saying it was engaging, eye opening, and frankly fun.

If there was any shortcoming to the reading it is that two of the four people reading the script weren’t actors and though they threw themselves into it, it was like watching a DIY amateur trying to hang a new back door – yeah it kind of works, but it sure is drafty.

George Cope listens to member of CSP NEXT read his wonderful new script Wisdom.
George Cope listens to member of CSP NEXT read his wonderful new script Wisdom.

Even so they trooped onward from glorious act, to hidden punchlines, to twisting plot point.

In the end, George got what he needed to make some final adjustments to his script, remembering all the while that free advice is often worth what you pay for it.

 

 

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