Breaking Cover is an innovative and interactive initiative created by Red Deer Players in conjunction with the Red Deer Public Library. It was first created through a partnership with the Friends of the Library as a means of working with local and Alberta wide playwrights to workshop scripts in progress, using a group of experienced Red Deer actors and directors.
An integral part of the process is the interaction between audience, director, playwright and cast, following the performance. This interaction provides the playwright with the opportunity to see how this new work is received and perceived by an audience.
After the first successful season of Breaking Cover, Red Deer Players is thrilled that the decision was made to adopt it as full fledged Red Deer Public Library program, for a second season.
Please note: As a result of a change in Library hours, Breaking Cover season 2 now has a different starting time.
Note: All our readings now take place at 12:00 noon in the Snell Auditorium at the Red Deer Public Library.
Relative Value - Christi Dos Santos - May 10, 2020
"It’s 2014: Alberta is riding high as oil hits a euphoric $106.90 a barrel. In a public relations firm, Colby, a failed economics PhD and Dani, a street smart go-getter, start their first day of work together, and forge an unlikely friendship as they navigate through a volatile workplace.
Late one night, a questionable incident occurs that puts their friendship to the test. To make matters worse, the oil industry implodes overnight. As tensions rise, the question of what actually transpired that night can no longer be ignored.
Season 2 photographs
(Interested playwrights are invited to submit their work for consideration to reddeerplayers.com)