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Staged Reading of The Provoked Wife dir. by the RSC’s Phillip Breen

You are invited to join members of the English Department and Theatre Department, with support from the Center for Global Engagement and the R/18 Collective, for a one-time reading of John Vanbrugh’s delightfully dark and satirical 1697 Restoration comedy The Provoked Wife. Phillip Breen, an Associate Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company, joins us from London to direct this one-night reading as the culmination of a day of workshopping the play with Carol Mayo-Jenkins, Katie Cunningham, and Jed Diamond, as well as guest artists and MFA actors. Breen directed the sold-out run of The Provoked Wife at the RSC in 2019. The staged reading is free, Tuesday November 1 at 5:30-7:45 in the Hodges Library’s Lindsay Young Auditorium. A brief reception will follow.

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 Tuesday, November 1 at 5:30pm to 8:00pm

 John C Hodges Library, Lindsay Young Auditorium
1015 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville TN