Goodspeed Musicals Presents Private Reading of 26 Pebbles, New Play by The Most Happy Fella's Eric Ulloa
By Carey Purcell
Goodspeed Musicals hosts a private reading of 26 Pebbles, a new play by Eric Ulloa, Oct. 25 at the McMillan Rehearsal Studio on the Goodspeed campus.
Ulloa is currently performing in Goodspeed's production of The Most Happy Fella.
The reading features several of Ulloa's cast mates, including Mamie Parris (Wicked, Ragtime, 110 in the Shade), Natalie Hill (Wonderland, Grease, Bye Bye Birdie), Ann Arvia (Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables), Victoria Casella, Kevin Vortmann (A Little Night Music) and Greg Roderick (South Pacific).
"On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary school and killed 26 innocent souls before taking his own life," press notes state. "These 26 innocent deaths, like pebbles thrown into a pond, created ripples and vibrations that were felt far beyond the initial rings. This is the story of those vibrations."
"Horrible things happen every day in our country, but there was something about this tragedy that grabbed a hold of me and wouldn't let go," Ulloa said in a statement. "It seemed that there was never a moment for the people of this community to grieve or to just talk out what they were feeling. I went up to Newtown just wanting to hear stories and to give people a chance to unload what they've been carrying with them, and what I discovered was that their stories are lessons that we all need to be learning from. I am honored to be the one to use their words to create an evening of powerful theatre."
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