Pocketful of Sand will appear as Part of LiveWire: Unplugged

A FREE staged reading and discussion of
by Emily Dendinger

The Black Duck
1800 North Halsted St.

Directed by Krista D’Agostino
Featuring: Erika Geller, Fred Geyer, and Robert Koon
Dramaturg: Jenni Page-White

Pocketful of Sand tells the story of an old man named Coco who harvests souls from bodies he pulls from the sea, and how he comes to teach his trade to a young orphan girl named Sunny. As the more sinister aspects of Coco’s work begin to emerge, Sunny must decide for herself whether or not the work they are doing outweighs the costs. Her choice is further complicated with the arrival of a child soldier named Cork, who offers her a life she never even dreamed possible. Pocketful of Sand asks the question what does it mean to die, and how far are we willing to go to help the lives of others?

Join us at The Black Duck on Sunday, August 11th at 7:30 pm for our next installment of our series! Grab a drink, order some food, and wrap up your weekend with a Chicago premiere reading.

LiveWire Chicago’s Unplugged Reading Series seeks to connect our community to scripts at their most personal; that intimate place where the words and the world of a play are first heard before the rest of the production follows. Unplugged presents scripts in various stages of completion–from first drafts to published pieces–that have never before been produced on a Chicago stage.

LiveWire Unplugged is a FREE reading series. Donations welcome. Food and beverages will be available for you to purchase from the bar.


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