November 14 • 7:30pm
By Bruce Graham
Directed by Marsha Mason
Experience treasured classics and new works in the “Play Discovery Reading Series,” a brand new series of staged play readings curated by four-time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason. For the series’ first installment Bucks County Playhouse is proud to present the staged reading of the play The Outgoing Tide by Philadelphia playwright Bruce Graham. This benefit reading will take place on stage at Bucks County Playhouse and will be followed by a post-show discussion.
About the Play: The Outgoing Tide is a stunning drama about aging and personal choice that tackles universal themes with dark humor. Gunner, a retired teamster, has an unconventional plan for his family’s future. His wife and son have plans of their own. As the autumn winds down and their time at their Chesapeake Bay summer cottage comes to an end, the three of them will engage in high stakes arguments to convince the other that their plans are the best for everyone.
“The play is beautifully rendered and deeply moving, and deals with topics and themes that are universal and relatable.“ — Marsha Mason
“This series gives us the opportunity to take a fresh look at some wonderful plays — both old and new —
and perhaps even give us the chance to rediscover some works that have special meaning to
the Playhouse and its storied hsitory.“ — Producing Director, Alexander Fraser
Meet the Cast