Start: 7:00 pm
Outsiders Inn presents a Staged Reading of a new play Romance Politics a la Mode by Sidney Norinsky Directed by Greg Berry (Ebbco bookseller). Romance is a sometimes fierce play about such elemental questions as: does mother know best? or does your fiancee? Politics wrecks havoc upon the romance and impending marriage of Elizabeth and Nick, when Elizabeth's wealthy mother Frances, springs a run for the U.S. Senate on her unsuspecting daughter and soon to be son-in-law. The threesome's encounter sets you wondering what is really happening? Join us to find out. Outsiders Inn has previously produced Sidney Norinsky's Bertie (Bertrand Russell's Excellent American Adventure) in 2011 at the Ballard Underground, which was a semi-finalist in the Eugene O'Neill National Competition in 2008. Watch for Outsiders Inn's spaghetti western version of The Bloody Banquet by Thomas Dekker and Thomas Middleton in summer 2013. "Outsiders Inn is determined to present adventurous and provocative Classic and Contemporary drama that stirs and challenges the thoughts, beliefs, feelings and preconceived notions of each audience member." Free Admission.
Start: 7:30 pm
Co-presented with the TOWN HALL CENTER FOR CIVIC LIFE. Wenonah Hauter is executive director of Food & Water Watch, a Washington D.C.-based watchdog organization that looks for corporate and government accountability on common resource issues. She also owns a working farm in Virginia. She is here with her timely, urgent book, Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America (The New Press). "Hauter knows where the bodies are buried beneath the amber waves of grain ... By turns heartbreaking, infuriating, and inspiring, Foodopoly is required reading for anyone who wants to understand both the scale of the challenge in reclaiming our food system, and the urgency for doing so." - Raj Patel, joined by Anna Lappé, Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, Maude Barlow, and Michele Simon in pre-publication praise. $5 tickets are available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m., or in advance via www.strangertickets.com. Town Hall Seattle is at 1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca). Preferred seating for Town Hall members. For more information on this evening, please call Elliott Bay at (206) 624-6600, Town Hall at (206) 652-4255, or see www.townhallseattle.org.