Local playwright Bradley Nelson will test drive his new work, A Gay SDA Play, on April 1 in Walla Walla.
The staged reading is at 7 p.m. at the Gesa Power House Theatre. It’s part of Shakespeare Walla Walla’s Works in Progress series.
The play explores the struggles between the Seventh-day Adventist religion and members who come out as gay.
It’s based on interviews Bradley conducted, a news release said. “I think everybody has an interesting story if you give them the opportunity to tell it. In writing this play, I was fortunate enough to be trusted with some very personal and moving examples,” he said in the news release.
LuAnn Venden, an English professor at Walla Walla University, is directing.
Nelson graduated from Walla Walla University and holds a master’s degree in theater from Ohio University, the news release said.
A question-and-answer session and discussion will follow the reading.
Cost is $12 at the door. Students and teachers are admitted for free.
The play has mature themes.