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New Works Series – APRIL 8

New Works Series – APRIL 8

Hendersonville Theatre (HT) continues its New Works Series (formerly called Staged Reading Series) Saturday, April 8 at 3 p.m. Showcasing the work of area playwrights and performed by local actors, The New Works Series is a FREE public reading of a new play in development. However, donations are welcome to support HT.

HT’s New Works Series offers exciting script-in-hand readings of new plays by emerging local playwrights. The readings are followed by a talk back with the playwright and actors to provide feedback to the playwright.

A short discussion will follow each reading to provide feedback to the playwright about their script. There is no charge to attend or to participate, however donations are welcome and will be used to support HT.

Hendersonville Theatre is committed to exploring and developing new work for American theater, supporting local playwrights with their creative process from concept to production.

A Peddler Knocked by RoseLynn Katz will be read on April 8. A Peddler Knocked is a love story interwoven with a look at interfamilial prejudices set in early 20th century Appalachia. 

RoseLynn Katz has lived in Asheville for 17 years. She is a storyteller, actress and author who has written newspaper articles and play reviews for the Asheville Citizen Times. Her work has been performed at NC Stage and various synagogues and libraries in the Asheville area and in Michigan. She’s also published 7 romance novels under various pen names with Harlequin, Silhouette, and Second Chance at Love imprints.  She recently published a memoir, Two Hearts on a Rocky Road, available on Amazon Books.

Playwrights who would like to submit work for consideration for the New Works Series can follow the submission guidelines posted at here and email questions to

Since 1966, Hendersonville Theatre has provided an inviting and nurturing environment for live theatre, as well as high-quality, affordable entertainment for the residents of Hendersonville and surrounding areas. Hendersonville Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking behind and in front of the theater.

The cast of A Peddler Knocked

John Baldwin: Jake Rosenthal

Jack Dublyn: Joe Allen Trantham

Annika Knudson: Lorena Trantham

Gary McClain: Billy Trantham, Jr.

Susan Kort: Rivka Rosenthal

Lucas York: David Rosenthal

Natalie Broadway: Molly Trantham