Thursday, August 2, 2012

A play about the last Borders Bookstore

Tonight Ypsilanti's New Theater Project presents a reading of The Aleph Complex by Deborah Yarchun. The NTP is using staged readings of new plays to determine what preferment to do for their New Work Series. Pretty cool. From the press release Keith sent me:
To save herself from her chronically obsessive thoughts, Nicky converts them into sounds so she can fall asleep to the sound of rain. This works until, during a bout of crippling social anxiety at college, a thought about her mother turns into a vicious storm. Nicky outruns the storm all the way home, where she returns to her old job at the Container Store and to Mom, who hasn’t left the apartment in five years. While searching for self-help books for her mother at the last Border’s Bookstore on the planet, she meets Borders Guy, the last Border’s employee on the planet, who introduces her to the mysterious Aleph, a Borges-inspired point of overwhelming omniscience he guards in the back of the store. In a chain of self-help, Nicky, her mom, and Border’s Guy smash down the walls that enclose their lives.
Whoa. Sounds pretty crazy. The reading, which is co-sponsored by the Ypsilanti District Library, will take place on Thursday, August 2 at 8 pm at the Mix Studio Theater, 130 W. Michigan Ave. in Ypsilanti, MI, 48197. Admission is pay-what-you-can for all readings.

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