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Reading of Botanicals, or Giving it to God

2/11/2019 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM ET

The Play:

Joe appears to be a crotchety old man who likes to talk to his plants and pretty much no one else. After calling the police on his neighbors, Joe is no longer able to keep his head stuck in the dirt. He’s forced to deal with his neighbors, his family—and himself.

When: February 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM
            Please note there will be no late seating at this performance.

Where: The Proscenium Theatre at The Drake located at 302 S. Hicks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

The Playwright:

Keenya Jackson is a Philadelphia playwright. She has a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from Arcadia University. In 2015, she became an active member of the Philadelphia Dramatist Center (PDC), now serving as the board secretary. Keenya continues to grow as a playwright and in theatre by studying at PlayPenn in Philadelphia and the National Symposium in Cape May, NJ. Her latest produced play was The Return of the Shogun, which was produced in 2018 by Revamp Collective’s Brief (physical) Encounters.

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