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Posted on Mon, Mar 4, 2013 : 5:45 a.m.

Penny Seats Theatre presents world premiere staged reading of 'Thorstein the Staff-Struck'

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Penny Seats Theater Company members Lyn Weber, Lauren London, Roy Sexton and Matt Cameron in "Goodnight, Desdemona."

Photo by Dawn Marie Kaczmar

Penny Seats Theatre will present a world premiere reading of a new play by Ann Arbor playwright Russ Schwartz on Saturday, March 2 at 8 p.m. (dinner at 7 p.m.) at Arbor Brewing Company.

There will be a talkback after the show, and tickets are available for $18 for both dinner and the show, or $5 for the show only. To order tickets online, visit or For more information by phone, call 734-276-2832.

What's the play about? In the year 1050, a young man leaves a drunken brawl with a nasty cut and a nastier nickname. While the former heals, the latter spreads, and before long, his blind, cantankerous Viking father has cajoled him into avenging the insult. Thorstein's next move places him in direct conflict with local boss Bjarni, who would like to give the kid a break, but - as he is constantly reminded by his sharp-tongued wife Rannveig - he is not in a position to back down. Murder, treachery, song, low cunning and strange cooking habits are all part of the journey to a tricky negotiation at swordpoint.



Mon, Mar 4, 2013 : 3:25 p.m.

Why is an event taking place on March 2 being posted on March 4?