The Friends of Handley Regional Library are sponsoring a staged reading of the new play, Broke by Julian Robertson. All members of the creative team and cast for this reading are currently students at Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University. The play’s author, Julian Robertson, is currently a second year student at Julliard in New York City. The reading will take place at 3:00 p.m. on March 17 in the Robinson Auditorium at Handley Library. Broke features Dorian Davis as Scott, Esai Siddeeq as David,
Deej Gayles as Red, Stephen Dransfield as Markis, Gwenyth Yockey as Izzy, and Nisa Mercado as Alexx and is directed by Will Westray.
Broke is a play about finding one's self in love, life, and religion, where a young man returns to town and finds himself overwhelmed by a debt that he must pay off before the hitman arrives. With time running out he desperately approaches an old friend for some help but there happens to be more conflict there than he expected. His safe-haven may not be so safe anymore. When conflicts collide will friendship prevail?
Lead actor Dorian Davis can currently be seen in “My Nephew Emmett” one of this years’ nominees for the Best Live Action Short Film at the Academy Awards. The film is based on the story of the 1955 murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, and Mr. Davis portrays Maurice Wright, the 17-year-old cousin of Till.
Broke contains adult language and audience discretion is advised. The Robinson Auditorium can be found on the Lower Level of Handley Library in downtown Winchester. For more information contact Barbara Dickinson, Executive Director of Friends of Handley Regional Library, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 662-9041 ext. 31.