American International Theater, Inc. (San Diego) and local Bed and Breakfast Jamul Haven (Jamul) have announced a collaboration to present a monthly play reading series at Jamul Haven. The free monthly readings will be hosted at 5 PM on the first Saturday of each month, with a 30 minute facilitated discussion following the reading. American International Theater Producing Director William Roetzheim said, "San Diego has become known as an active area for play development, and this offers local playwrights an opportunity to hear their play read and obtain audience reactions at an early stage in the process."
The first reading was held on 6 March, and featured local playwright Brenda McFarlane's play "Husband in a Coma." The next scheduled reading will be held on 3 April and will feature William Roetzheim's new play "Tempestuous." In Tempestuous, Shakespeare's "The Tempest" is moved to a modern setting and retold from the perspective of Ariel. When an orphaned girl (Ariel) is rescued from a life on the streets, she discovers that her rescuer (Prospero) has the power and ruthlessness to manipulate everyone and everything around him. She must band together with the other characters in the play to defeat prospero's control, but ultimately, only by being willing to sacrifice everything can she overcome his power. More information about the readings may be found at www.aitheater.org/Readings.html.
American International Theater, Inc. (www.aitheater.org) was founded by local dancer Regina Roetzheim in 2003 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the idea that theater can be both entertaining and educational. They produce in NYC, San Diego, and Los Angeles.
Jamul Haven (www.jamulhaven.com) is an arts focused 1890 luxury Victorian Bed and Breakfast that is popular with southern California celebrities. Founded in 2008 after an almost four year renovation, guests stay in a fully restored Victorian mansion situated on a six acre private compound.