Playwrights 6 is pleased to present a staged reading of a new play by Dave Field, “Guest of Honor,” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9 at the Meta Theatre, 7801 Melrose Ave. (entrance on Ogden), Los Angeles.
The reading is free and open to the public. A reception with food and refreshments follows.
“Guest of Honor” is about Scott Joplin’s lost opera and how its discovery ignites parallel acts of betrayal in the present and in the past.
“Guest of Honor” is the third and final in Playwrights 6’s 2009 staged reading series, dubbed “Play Night with the Playwright.”
Field, a former ad man, ran his own L.A. radio creative service for 40 years. He turned to play writing full time in 2000, enjoying success with many one-acts and full-length plays. His most notable play, “Symmetry,” was staged in 2005 at the Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago where it received a Joseph Jefferson Award nomination for best play.
Founded in 1999, the critically acclaimed Playwrights 6 is one of an elite group of playwright-managed theater companies in Los Angeles. Playwrights 6 productions have earned several L.A. Weekly Theatre Award nominations and Backstage West Garland Award honorary mentions. Playwrights 6 productions have also made several “Critics Top 10” lists and garnered several “Critic’s Picks.” Recently, the company was featured in articles in The Dramatist, American Theatre and L.A. Stage magazines.