Actor Lesley Nicol at Chapman WordTheatre Event Sept. 16, 2013
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Celebrated Authors’ Short Stories Brought to Life by Film and Television Celebrities & Chapman Students

This event is free and open to the public.

The WordTheatre series at Chapman University brings America’s finest short story writers to Orange for celebrity and student performances. Join us for short story readings by author Bobbie Ann Mason (In Country, Patchwork, Shiloh & Other Stories) and acclaimed Hollywood actors Tess Harper (No Country For Old Men, Tender Mercies), Cassidy Freeman (Righteous Gemstones, Longmire), and a Chapman student actor (TBA). 

Performances will take place on Monday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Fish Interfaith Center at Chapman University.

Bobbie Ann Mason

Bobbie Ann Mason burst onto the American literary scene during a renaissance of short fiction that Raymond Carver called a “literary phenomenon.” Anne Tyler hailed Mason as “a full-fledged master of the short story.” Mason’s work, charged with a spirit of exploration, garnered both popular and critical acclaim.

Tess Harper

Tessie Jean "Tess" Harper is an American actress. She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her first film role in 1983's Tender Mercies, and for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1986 film Crimes of the Heart.

Cassidy Freeman

Cassidy Freeman is an American actress and musician. She is known for her role as Tess Mercer in The CW's superhero drama Smallville and Cady Longmire in Longmire.


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