Around the Tiers: "Betrayed"

By Chelsea Bishop

April 9, 2014 Updated Apr 10, 2014 at 7:26 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Lori Zabadal-Dayton shared information about a new musical, "Betrayed."

"Betrayed," written by Lori Zabadal-Dayton and Ken Martinak is a staged reading of Act 1.

It will be performed on Saturday, April 12 at 6:30 PM at Church of the Holy Trinity on Prospect Street in Binghamton.

Admission is free, but good-will donations will be accepted toward a future production.

Funding is provided in part by a project grant from the Broome County Arts Council's United Cultural Fund.

In the fall of 2013, Lori Dayton finished "Christ the King Ressurected." "Betrayed" is a rewrite of Act 1, with a staged reading. The story picks up where Jesus Christ Super Star ends. It's based during the time period of the Resurrection of Christ, but the dramatized story now focuses on his betrayers, Judas and Peter and the opposing paths they choose in their redemption.

"Betrayed" portrays an insightful perspective about love, guilt, resentment, forgiveness, and other complexities of the human spirit. The staged reading offers you and the community at large an opportunity to be a part of the creative process as this emerging, original musical drama further develops and progresses to a live stage production in 2015.

A staged reading of Act 1 and Act 2 of "Betrayed" will be on November 15. That location has not yet been determined.

A full scale production is expected in next spring.

Funding is provided in part by a project grant from the Broome County Arts Council's United Cultural Fund.

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