Hope and Glory is the third program in the 2005/2006 season of InterAct Theatre Company's award-winning series Writing Aloud, featuring works by contemporary writers read aloud by Philadelphia's best actors.
Hope Is Dawning For Peace In the Congo by Anndee Hochman
Read by Eric Kramer, the play follows a father who watches in wonder as his two children grow up, and reflects on the uncertain state of the changing world around them, particularly the world they have been exposed during the collapse of his marriage.
Deer by Susan Tepper
Read by Amanda Schoonover, the play is about a high school girl whose boyfriend takes her for a drive in his father's convertible, but becomes increasingly temperamental as she suspects he has sights set on another girl.
What We Love by Debra Leigh Scott
Read by Cheryl Williams, this is a tale of a young college-aged girl and her two friends as they travel to the south to visit one of the girls' fiancé at his army base. The weekend trip brings her to a personal crossroad, forcing her to wonder anew about her true desire and passion, and what she eventually wants from her life.
Skylark by Allison Whittenberg
Read by Karen Vicks, this is a fast-paced, attitude-injected, candid story about the difficulties a soul group encounters in looking for a new lead singer -- and the surprise in store for them when they finally find the perfect voice.
Cardiff-by-the-Sea by Beth Goldner
Read by Buck Schirner, Cardiff-by-the-Sea is the story of an aging blind man, whose grown daughter visits him for a summer after having grown up with her mother in England. The emotional meeting leads him to examine his past, attempt to comprehend the present, and contemplate the new chapter he is starting with the daughter he loves, but has never been able to see.