Play Reading of Burning Powerful Women

Event details

  • Monday | August 4, 2014
  • 7:30 pm
  • Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

For those in Atlanta,I hope you can join me this coming Monday, August 4, for the reading of “Burning Powerful Women.”

This four-women play will be presented by the Fern Theatre as part of their new play developmental series. The play is written by Hank Kimmel (oh, me) and features a stellar cast: Daryl Fazio, Judith Beasley, Chelsea Stevenson, and Jessica Fern Hunt. The reading is being directed by Nichole Palmietto, who is developing a reputation as being one of the best new directors in town.

The play takes place at Horizon Theatre in Little Five Points at 7:30 p.m. The running time for the play should be about an hour. There will be a talk-back after the reading. There is a suggested donation of $5. Light refreshments will be served.

Iowa 1962. The cusp of the feminist and sexual revolutions. Mary Jo Brickner, the high school valedictorian, is about to get married until the BPW, a secret order of women (think 3 Witches of MacBeth), infiltrate Mary’s private thoughts and force her to re-imagine the future. A fractured fairy tale about the coming of age in the heart-land of America.

For those familiar with this play, I’ve changed a major element– which I hope will increase the resonance of the play. There are a couple of elements I need to develop further, and the audience input will be enormously useful.

Questions? Please feel free to contact me at or 404/735-9132

Hank Kimmel