Strident READING SERIES 2019

by Cinthya Hernandez

Saturday June 29 at 2:00p.m.
Sunday June 30 at 7:00 p.m.
General admission $15

Desperate to create a better future for herself, Esperanza “Little Boots” Gutierrez enlists in the U.S. Army and is shipped off to Iraq. Before she can return to American soil, though, Little Boots faces a deep betrayal at the hands of her fellow soldiers, and finds that her dreams, goals, and very personhood may be shattered irreparably.


by Siobhan McManamon

Wednesday July 3 at 7:00p.m.
Saturday July 6 at 2 p.m.
Sunday July 7 at 7 p.m.
General admission $15

“Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me.” Young activist Emma and her parents, Izzy and Claire, are already on the brink of a familial explosion when the government leaves an insidious note on their doorstep. In the face of mass shootings, hate crimes, deportations, and more, Emma and Izzy leap into necessary action, leaving Claire to make sense of what the world is doing to her wife, her daughter, and herself. Set in the not-too-distant future, Crystal Night is a reflection of an American family trapped in the country at its most frightening level of frightening which, indeed, has become the new normal.


by Annalise Cain

Wednesday July 10 at 7:00p.m.
Saturday July 13 at 2 p.m.
General admission $15

Bev is sick of the dating grind in Manhattan, so her roommate arms her with pick-up artist techniques…created by a man. Meanwhile, Hal’s been in a bit of a slump since his ex dumped him three months ago, so his roommate sets him up with Bev! What could possibly go wrong? With high jinks galore, this dystopian Friends episode may not be what it seems.