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The Tinsel Tree by Jan Chattler (First Draft Series)

  • 16 Apr 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Chicago Dramatists, Theatre

The Tinsel Tree by Jan Chattler

Moderator: John Green

It’s 1967   Christmas eve.  The Castle  family has moved to an affluent suburb of Boston. 
The story follows Phoebe, 15 yo, on a coming of age journey as she discovers her parents have lied to her about her Jewish heritage. Phoebe, has fallen in love with Jimmy, the most popular guy in school , who is anti-Semitic. Sebastian, her father, struggles with whether or not to tell her the truth. He has left the religion and is an atheist.


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The First Draft Series is an exclusive series of Tuesday-night play readings for and by First Draft Member playwrights. These are private, salon-style readings in which playwrights perform the roles and then discuss the plays in a format similar to that used in the Saturday Series. The discussions are moderated by a Resident Playwright or member of the artistic staff.

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