The first Fresh Roots Series, the series of developmental workshops by Market Garden Theatre, concludes in March with “Jacksonville” by local playwright and composer Keith Hovis. The workshop will culminate in a free ($10 suggested donation) public staged reading on Sunday, March 31 at the Crane Theater, 2303 Kennedy St. NE, 7 pm, doors 6:30 pm. The reading is directed by Market Garden Theatre’s Artistic Director, Lucas Skjaret, and produced by Brittany Ottum, with dramaturgy by Madeline Kvale. Keith Hovis is a playwright and composer based in the Twin Cities.
In “Jacksonville,” a photographer captures an act of violence and garners acclaim and awards for how the images offer an honest and raw depiction of humanity. As the photos take on a life of their own in the public eye, he finds himself drawn to the woman in the photos, who lived, and haunted by the man in the photo, who died. An exploration of the morals that ground us, the flexibility of truth, and the unexpected destruction of a moment.