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A Word For Word Staged Reading:
Off the Page: Ron Rash
Featuring "Back of Beyond"

Z Below
470 Florida Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Off the Page staged readings are the first step in developing a Word for Word production—taking a short story from the page to the stage. For this installment we are reading "Back of Beyond" by Ron Rash, from his Southern Appalachian short stories collection, Burning Brighty. The story is a portrait of rural desperation, a place beyond traditional America, and a window on a world which has shaped our present.

Directed by Joel Mullennix
Post-show discussion with Dr. Phillip Coffin of the SF Department of Human Services on substance abuse.

Come see the very first steps of our process, and, after the reading, let us know what you think!

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Off the Page: Ron Rash
Featuring "Back of Beyond"
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