Midge and the Butcher: A Staged Reading
March 31, 2023 7:30 PM –9:30 PM
Springs Ensemble Theatre (SET) is proud to bring to the stage Midge and The Butcher, a brand new play by up-and-coming local playwright, Quinn Smola. Directed by Sarah Sheppard Shaver, this special staged-reading runs one public performance only, followed by a talkback with the playwright, cast, and director. Join us March 31st, International Transgender Day of Visibility, for a story about claiming your place in the world with just a little help from a friend.
Midge, a recently-out trans teen, has been having some troubles with a former-friend-turned-bully. With school about to start and no clear allies, Midge does the only thing she can think of to make sure she has protection: she summons a demon from Hell, hoping to make a deal. Xantheus the Butcher enters her life, and hilarity, horror, and heart ensue.
***Content warning for language, blasphemy, transphobia, dysphoria, self-harm and suicidal ideation, religious trauma, and body horror.
Also Occurs On
- Friday, March 31