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Thank you to everyone who came out to see our production of Swiftcurrent by Dusk by RJ Soule.  

The one-act is the fourth of four episodes that comprise RJ Soule's latest full-length play, The Episodic Life. The prologue and scene 1 will be read on Zoom Oct. 3rd at 2 pm and a full staged reading will be performed Oct. 24th.

"THE EPISODIC LIFE is a full-length play inspired by the old morality plays along with a hint of Peer Gynt. It is about the life of a middle aged gay man named Vincent. It is told via four episodes of his life, with no intermission.

Scene one, OF IMITATION AND FLATTERY, tells of his days as a
playwright in a small theatre. Episode two, IN THIS CIRCLE OF HELL, tells of his falling from grace as a drug addict. Episode three, HOLY ELMER G, tells of his redemption during his involvement with the church. The final episode, SWIFTCURRENT BY DUSK, deals with death, loss and moving on to salvation. Along with the four episodes, there is a prologue, introducing the characters, and an epilogue. The play requires 3 men and two women. It is a minimalistic play and requires little scenery. The play has a running time of about 90 minutes."

Zoom read through of 
The Episodic Life,
Scene 1 of 4 by RJ Soule.
2 pm - Oct. 3, 2021
The Episodic Life
by RJ Soule

Staged reading
in partnership with QTK

7 pm - Oct 24, 2021 at the dormouse theatre in kalamazoo, mi

Save the dates!

Cast/Crew - The life episodic by rj soule