Hear stories at the Pence Gallery

By From page A7 | September 12, 2013

Stories on Stage Davis will present the works of authors Valerie Fioravanti and Michelle Woods at its inaugural performance on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. The suggested donation is $5.

A melding of contemporary fiction and theater, Stories on Stage Davis takes literature off of the page and electronic tablet and brings it into a live venue where it is interpreted by seasoned actors.

Saturday’s featured reading, “Garbage Night at the Opera” by Valerie Fioravanti, is part of a linked collection of short stories of the same title that follow generations of an Italian-American family through the loss of factory jobs and the gentrification of their Brooklyn neighborhood.

“Collard Greens & Baklava,” by emerging author Michelle Woods, explores questions of identity and social boundaries. Woods’ fiction has been published in the Sacramento News and Review and the Blue Moon Literary & Art Review.

“Garbage Night at the Opera” will be read by Jim Lane. Pam Metzger will read “Collard Greens and Baklava.”

Stories on Stage Davis is accepting submissions from writers and written résumés or video links from actors who are interested in reading and interpreting fictional works.

For more information, visit www.storiesonstagedavis.com.

Enterprise staff

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