EVENT : THE LATE SEASON by Edward Leschke

Screenwriters’ Workshop will present a public reading of THE LATE SEASON, an original feature screenplay by Edward Leschke, on Monday June 27, 2005 at 7:30 P.M. at the Illusion Theater in the Hennepin Center for the Arts at 528 Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis.

THE LATE SEASON is a comedy/drama about Gil Freeman, an aging sports columnist, who is told he is being gracefully retired and his quest that day to come to terms with his past and also to find a reason to struggle into the future. The script is a 2004 Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship Semi-Finalist and was inspired and loosely based on the life of local sports icon, Sid Hartman.

St. Paul writer, Edward Leschke, is also a 1999 Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinalist and 2004 Austin Film Festival Finalist with his script, KING OF CRAPPOLA, a 2004 McKnight Screenwriting Fellowship Finalist with the script, PORTER LAKE, a two time second place winner in the Dudley Riggs’ Sketch Contest and author of two Bryant Lake Bowl play productions, NEVER EAT ICE CREAM and CATHOLIC TO A T.

The Public Reading Series is designed to honor the writer’s contribution in the cooperative art of film making and encourage all writers to keep writing. Screenplays are read live on stage by professional screen actors. There is a suggested donation at the door for non-students that will be used to support this program and Screenwriter’s Workshop. For more information e-mail Screenwriters’ Workshop at or call at (612) 659-8292.

DATE: Monday, June 27th, 2005, 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Illusion Theater, Hennepin Center for the Arts
528 Hennepin Avenue, 8th Floor
PARKING: Street Parking in adjacent lots or the City Center Parking Ramp
PRICE: $5 Contributions encouraged, MCTC Students Free