Staged readings give new voices a hearing |

Staged readings give new voices a hearing

Two new plays, “Another Day in Baghdad” and “Max Understood” are presented as part of the New Voices annual staged reading series of Foothill Theatre Company. They can be seen at the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley tonight through Sunday and Nov. 8-11.

“Max Understood” is a musical story of an autistic child and his parent’s struggle to deal with the issues of raising such a one, ultimately allowing him to grow and experience new aspects of life. The play is by Nancy Carlin and Michael Rasbury.

“Another Day in Baghdad” is a first-hand account of the authors’ 11- month tour of duty in Iraq in 2003-04, offering up flinching moments of the realities of war that only those on the front lines are privy to. And perhaps, some of the most disturbing of those moments include the internal injustices within our own military and how that affects everyone concerned. This was written by David Tucker and is directed by Jon Tracy.

Tickets, from $5 to $10, are available at the box office at (530) 265-8587 or online at The theater is at 315 Richardson St.

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