Next Reading: Knee High by the Fourth of July by Ray Nelson


We hope you will join us for our 13th installment of Read’N'Hump’N'Show’N'Tell, our FREE reading series!  This event we will be showcasing Ray Nelson's Knee High by the Fourth of July. When: Wed, January 14, 2015 at 7:30pm Where: Blackrock Pub and Kitchen, 3614 N. Damen Chicago, IL

About Knee High by the Fourth of July:

Latoya has finally found her corner in the universe on a farm in rural Michigan. As her first harvest looms, however, she struggles to convince anyone to help her in the field. Things get worse when her best friend, Robert, returns from Jay's Kids (a convention for the children of Screamin' Jay Hawkins) with his newly found sisters and plans to leave for Paris. Latoya is forced to keep Robert from running off with these strangers, and does whatever it takes to protect her home. Knee High by the Fourth of July by Ray Nelson is a play about the search to find our home when we feel like we don't fit in anywhere else.

About the Author:


Ray Nelson is a Chicago-based playwright and producer. His work has been seen with such companies as Redtwist Theatre (February 2015), Three Brothers Theatre, the OverUnder Collective, and pH Productions. Some of his plays include Norma and The ManiacOver the River/Under the Trees, and Dental Work. In 2013, Ray co-founded the OverUnder Collective – a group dedicated to developing the next generation of theatre artists. Before OverUnder, he was Producer of the Playwrights' Pub Performance Series with Chicago Dramatists, and helped give artists a space to develop new work. Ray holds an MFA in Writing for the Stage & Screen from Florida State University and a BFA from Central Michigan University.