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New Play Reading: The Giant of Galway

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It’s 1950s America—Newark, New Jersey—and business is booming, baby. Well, for some. For others, like Tom Matovich and his cutthroat employees of Matovich Fight Promotions, business is rotten. And so are they. With the threat looming of becoming yesterday’s news in the bare-knuckle boxing world, Tom assigns fledgling fight promoter, Shelly McReavey, with the impossible task of tracking down a mysterious and mythological fighter known as The Giant of Galway. Hoping for a more prominent role in the company and industry, Shelly accepts the seemingly impossible assignment. However, in doing so, Shelly unravels a series of dark and violent truths about her family’s past that threaten to destroy the lives and livelihoods of all connected. What begins as a quest for respect and representation becomes a murderous revenge play.


Garret Lee Milton is a playwright, theatre scholar, and educator from Washington, D.C. Garret has received numerous staged readings and productions of his plays throughout the United States and abroad, including such venues as The Kennedy Center, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Cleveland Play House, The Grandel, and the Orkater Theatre in Amsterdam. He has presented original drama and scholarship through the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, the Mid-America Theatre Conference, the Southeastern Theatre Conference, and the International Theatre Institute. Garret is currently a doctoral candidate in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Texas Tech University, completing his dissertation on meta-theatrical dramaturgies of violence.

NU Productions and SolArt Center are thrilled to welcome Garret Lee Milton to the space for a reading of his new full length play, The Giant of Galway! Please join us for the reading and talkback with Garret in person! Tickets are available for reservation and at the door for a suggested donation. Seats are limited!

SolArt Center
6 Byers St
Staunton, 24401

Apr 2, 2024
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

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(567) 203-9490

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