A pivotal event in the life cycle of a screenplay, a table read is the opportunity to witness words brought to life, to participate in the synergy that collaboration brings to the creative process. If you have never attended the live reading of a screenplay by professional actors—and even if you have—this is not to be missed. A collaboration with SAG-AFTRA Chicago, this event is also a chance to scout some of the best actors working in Chicago. The reading will be followed by a moderated feedback session and the evening will end with a light reception.
Synopsis: Hitch Slapped is about a popular social media influencer named Jane, who is about to have her perfectly planned Valentine's Day Wedding televised and live streamed on a reality show called, "Bride or Die." During the rehearsal, a large white tail buck charges in from the forest, knocks her oh-so-wrong fiance, Norman, out and runs off with Jane's heirloom wedding band on its antler. After several tries to recover the ring, her only option is turn to the town's Sheriff, Woody, whose only goal is to keep the small town of Perfect calm during Jane's wedding circus and an upcoming annual deer hunt. With the TV network demanding Jane to still have a wedding, she has no choice but to set out with Woody into the forest to find the deer. Now, with time running out, Jane must must retrieve the expensive heirloom or her wedding will be a disaster before millions.
When & Where: Monday, September 24th, 6:30pm at the offices of SAG-AFTRA (1 E. Erie St., Suite 660)
Admission is free to IFP Chicago members with RSVP. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put Hitch Slapped in the subject line.