Attic Productions will host a staged reading of “Virginia’s Real” by local playwright Dwayne Yancey. The staged reading will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 4 in the D. Geraldine Lawson Performing Arts Center just south of Fincastle.
The play is about a Southern family that is divided over what to do with the family farm when the patriarch retires. The drama focuses on the farmer’s youngest daughter, a waitress and single mom named Virginia, who is eager to subdivide the farm as a way to make her fortune.
Her goal is complicated by the prospect of a new highway going through the neighborhood— and the discovery of Civil War artifacts on the site.
The story deals with a variety of universal themes, but also many topical references, from urbanization of rural areas, the preservation of historical sites and NASCAR.
The play was a Shenandoah International Playwrights finalist in 2004 and was produced by Cobb Playhouse in Acworth, Ga. in July 2006.
Admission is $5 at the door, cash preferred. No reservations are needed.
The center is located at 7490 Roanoke Road, Fincastle. For more information, call the Box Office at 540-473-1001 and leave a message.