Readers Focus on Irony at Free Show
Did you know Al Capone’s older brother was a federal Prohibition agent? He was, in what constitutes a real life example of irony, a figure of speech in which words are used in such a way that their intended meaning is different from the actual meaning of the words.
The voice actors of Charlotte Players’ Theatre of the Mind will demonstrate irony in literature during a free show at the Langdon Playhouse on Monday, April 23.
“We will present works that show irony at its best,” said Director Jessie Reter-Choate. “Of course, there will readings of O. Henry, the father of irony in American literature. In addition, the works of Maya Angelou, Ernest Lawrence Thayer and David Ives will be performed.”
The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the at the black box theater located inside the Community Theater Center, 1182 Market Street, Port Charlotte. Admission is free, but donations to the nonprofit Charlotte Players are welcome and appreciated.
For additional information, call 941-255-1022 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Reter-Choate started the Theatre of the Mind in April of last year, and audiences have enjoyed the readings.
“They have to envision the setting, props, and costumes in their mind for a full theatrical experience,” Reter-Choate said.
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