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The Furnace Returns with Radio Version of 'The Last Night at Manuela's'

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If you’re looking for some free culture now the Fall is sneaking up on us, then you’re in luck. The Furnace literary reading series returns on Wednesday October 3rd, with a radio adaptation of Buffy Aakash’s play The Last Night at Manuela’s. Not only is the event free and open to the public, but there are promises of hot chocolate too. What better way to kick off October?

Here’s what the press release has to say about Aakash’s play:

The Last Night at Manuela’s was first produced by the FUSION Theater Company as a winning entry in their annual short works festival, The Seven, held in June 2012 at the Cell Theater in Albuquerque New Mexico. Aakaash will be adapting his play from stage to radio and will read alongside actors at Hollow Earth Radio before a live audience. The play will simultaneously stream live on the internet. A long time resident of Seattle, Aakaash received his Masters in Playwriting from Columbia University and has lived in rural communities in both New Mexico and Tennessee. His poetry has been published in numerous journals including Oberon, Georgetown Review, and Main Street Rag.

To top it all off, those in attendance will receive a professionally-designed chapbook of the performed work. Who says culture has to come at a price?

The Furnace’s reading of The Last Night at Manuela’s takes place at 6:00pm on Wednesday October 3rd, 2012, at the Hollow Earth performance space (2018 A East Union Street, Seattle). This is a featured event in the October ARTS CRUSH festival, and received funding by the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs through their smART venture granting program.