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Award-winning playwright's new work part of PlayMine script reading series at STC April 5

Mansel Robinson of Chapleau has had  plays produced across the country

Sudbury Theatre Centre's script reading series, The PlayMine, concludes with Mansel Robinson's new play Churn on Friday, April 5.

"The PlayMine has been a great initiative this season," said STC's artistic director, John McHenry. "We've had two packed nights so far for Manifestos by Jesse Brady and Conception by Cora Eckert and now Mansel's dark and profoundly witty Churn promises to be the icing on the cake."

The PlayMine, a season-long initiative, features readings from Northern Ontario playwrights and performances by some of Sudbury's finest actors. 

Presented in partnership with Pat the Dog Theatre Creation, this exciting opportunity for audiences will take place in Steve's Encore at STC, followed by an intimate conversation with the playwright.

Robinson returns to Sudbury from Chapleau. He is an award-winning playwright who has had plays produced and celebrated across the country, including several in Sudbury, at Theatre du Nouvel Ontario and with North Road Theatre.

Churn is the story of a troubled young musician drifting dangerously close to suicide and the cousin who is trying to save her life. Hoping to divert Charlotte from her nihilistic trajectory, Emma has come up with a wacky but heartfelt plan of attack: a world-wide pilgrimage to sites of hope and heroism. 

But now, they have gone missing and their grandmother is working overtime to understand and avert this family crisis.

The play reading starts at 7 p.m. at Sudbury Theatre Centre. Tickets are available at the door. Admission is by donation.