September 28, 2022

Semi-Staged Play Reading Presented by Lewis Center

NEW PLAY AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY: Students rehearse for “Icarus and Other Party Tricks,” a new work by University senior Sarah Grinalds. (Photo by Dylan Tran ’23)

Icarus and Other Party Tricks, a new play written and directed by Princeton University senior Sarah Grinalds, will be given a semi-staged reading on Friday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 1 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at the Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex, on the campus. Admission is free.

Audiences are invited into the immersive world of a manic episode, shrouded in color, grief, and tenderness. The piece treads into surrealist and often experimental design forms, depicting mandated therapy sessions, familial confrontations, and fever dreams.

The play is produced with extensive collaboration with professional designer Frank Oliva, as well as mentorship from theater faculty member and award-winning playwright Nathan Davis. Icarus and Other Party Tricks features a performance by theater faculty member Vivia Font and choreography by senior Naomi Benenson. The event is presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University.

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