Regional Writers Showcase: Alexandria by Jeffrey W. Jones
April 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Plays by Rochester-area writers, selected in cooperation with Writers & Books, are presented in a reading format on two Monday nights each spring. Each play is followed by a discussion with the playwright. One work from the spring Showcase will be selected to receive further rehearsal and development in the fall Festival of New Theatre.
Alexandria by Jeffrey W. Jones. A devoted nun works sequestered in an underground cave, cataloging an endless stack of books no longer permitted by the government above ground. One Christmas Eve, she’s inexplicably joined by a young woman to aid her labor. In a world full of unspoken secrets, we wonder: How did they come to spend their days here? What’s so special about these books? And will each woman find her own salvation?