The Degenerates

The Degenerates

by Germaine Shames

Oct 16 | 2017 | @ 7p

WSRep LAB Staged Reading Series.
FREE Admission


directed by Tod Kent
featuring: Sarah Jordan, Jamie Ewing, Julie Partyka, Paul Baird Brutscher, Sarah Weinstein, Paul Lockwood, Ryan Scanlon, and Yvonne Alton.

When Adolf Hitler declares war on Europe’s avant-garde, a jaded Paris art dealer and a high-minded Berlin art student play a deadly game of bait-and-switch to save the life of a condemned Jewish artist.

Germaine Shames (playwright) Shames, a recipient of Arizona’s Fellowship in Fiction, is the author of the award-winning novels, Between Two Deserts and You, Fascinating You. Writing under the pen name Casper Silk (Hotel Noir, Echo Year), she has been compared to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Graham Greene and P.D. James “on steroids”. A returning playwright, Shames majored in Theatre as an undergraduate. Following a successful career as a novelist and journalist, she wrote her first suite of short plays, Wars of the Flesh, which was voted into Tucson’s 2014 New Play Festival. Her first musical, the epic historical drama You, Fascinating You, was a finalist in the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival and under contract with a commercial producer. Songs from the show have been performed in Paris and New York City cabarets.


Admission for all LAB Series readings is FREE!
Location: Raue Center For The Arts | 26 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014