by DANIEL McCOY

Directed by HONDO WEISS-RICHMOND

August 24 @ 4PM

In 12th century England, an unknown woman penned some of the greatest poetry of her time, influencing generations of writers. Known only by her first name and her fantastical fables, Marie de France’s own story has remained hidden for nine hundred years. In Daniel McCoy’s new play EPIMYTHIUM, fantasy and reality collide as Marie’s epic tales of romance, betrayal, and deceit are the seed for a new vision of her life and secrets. Simple Machine, in partnership with the Resident Lab at Charlestown Working Theater,  is thrilled to present a reading of this script, which combines theatre, puppetry, film, and animation to discover the world of Marie de France and share her amazing stories.

Please join us after the performance for a short talkback and free reception.

Admission is FREE. RSVP below.

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by DANIEL McCOY Directed by HONDO WEISS-RICHMOND Cloistered in an abbey in 12th century England, a...

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Epimythium Staged Reading

August 24, 2014, 4:00pm

Charlestown Working Theater

by DANIEL McCOY Directed by HONDO WEISS-RICHMOND Cloistered in an abbey in 12th century England, a...

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"A moral appended to the end of a story; an aftertale."

That's the meaning of the word, but the play EPIMYTHIUM is so much more. Better sign up soon! The reading is this Sunday.
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Just a few days left before EPIMYTHIUM. Don't forget to sign up! Admission is FREE, but reservations are encouraged. ... See MoreSee Less

by DANIEL McCOY Directed by HONDO WEISS-RICHMOND Cloistered in an abbey in 12th century England, a...

8 months ago

Epimythium Staged Reading

August 24, 2014, 4:00pm

Charlestown Working Theater

by DANIEL McCOY Directed by HONDO WEISS-RICHMOND Cloistered in an abbey in 12th century England, a...

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Wondering what Simple Machine is up to next? We've got a staged reading of the new play Epimythium by Daniel McCoy, and we couldn't be more excited. It's a fantastic script loaded that blurs the lines of reality and imagination and tells the story of one of the most influential poets you've never heard of. ... See MoreSee Less

by DANIEL McCOY Directed by HONDO WEISS-RICHMOND Cloistered in an abbey in 12th century England, a...

9 months ago

Epimythium Staged Reading

August 24, 2014, 4:00pm

Charlestown Working Theater

by DANIEL McCOY Directed by HONDO WEISS-RICHMOND Cloistered in an abbey in 12th century England, a...

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by DANIEL McCOY Directed by HONDO WEISS-RICHMOND Cloistered in an abbey in 12th century England, a...

9 months ago

Epimythium Staged Reading

August 24, 2014, 4:00pm

Charlestown Working Theater

by DANIEL McCOY Directed by HONDO WEISS-RICHMOND Cloistered in an abbey in 12th century England, a...

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