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A disturbing play gets a reading

Dark_Angel Johanna Adams' Angel Eaters is the first part of a trilogy that premiered at New York's Flux Theatre Company.  Tonight at 7, the Alliance Theatre Lab will do a benefit reading of the play at New Theatre, 4120 Laguna St. in Coral Gables.  Be prepared.

The play, says Alliance, is about a family cursed with the ability to raise the dead.  A poor widow and her two daughters, trying to cope just after the death of the woman's husband, have to decide whether to listen to a pair of con men who say they can bring the dead man back to life. 

Angel Eaters kicks off a bimonthly Alliance reading series designed to showcase new work by small theaters.  In the cast are Barbara Sloan, Meredith Bartmon, Anne Chamberlain, Jameson Hammond, Wayne Robinson, Aubrey Shavonn and Scott Douglas Wilson.  Tickets are $5, and there's a talk-back after the reading.  Call 305-259-0418 or visit the Alliance blog for more info.

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