FALLS VILLAGE — Obie award-winning Falls Village playwright Lonnie Carter presents two readings of his two-hander play “Bollywood 9/10” on Sunday, June 16 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Center on Main, 103 Main St., Falls Village. Light refreshments will be served. Visit www.thefvct.org/upcoming-events for more information and to RSVP.

Carter received a 2003 Obie Award for his play “The Romance of Magno Rubio,” produced by the Ma-Yi Theatre Company. His plays also include “China Calls,” “The Sovereign State of Boogedy Boogedy,” “The Gulliver Plays” (Lemuel, Gulliver, and Gulliver Redux, published by Broadway Play Publishing), “Baby Glo,” “Wheatley” (the Colonial HippeHoppe story of Phillis Wheatley), “Concerto Chicago,” and “The Lost Boys of Sudan.” He is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and Marquette University, was one of the youngest recipients awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Fellows in Playwriting (1971), and twice a Fellow of the National Endowment of the Arts and the Connecticut Commission on the Arts.

“Bollywood 9/10” came out of his musings that the evening prior to the 9/11 terrorist attack, there were literally millions of people waiting for their flights, unbeknownst to what awaited us all. The play consists of conversations/confrontations between two successful women, one an African American children’s book writer, and the other, a South Asian novelist/activist, taking place on the eve of 9/11.

The reading features Wanda Houston, actress and recording artist whose decades long career includes acting in film and on and off-Broadway, fronting The Wanda Houston Band and the Heth Bradley Houston band, and recordings of Jazz, Blues, and Gospel music; and Asma Abbas, political theorist and professor at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, Mass., and at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi. The director is Thomas Gruenewald, whose work experience includes the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Aglet, many off-Broadway and regional theater outlets, work with preparatory school students, and with the Taconic Learning Center.

For more information on The Falls Village Children’s Theater at the Center on Main visit www.fvct.org thecenteronmain.org

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