Literary Tea at GVT

On The Road

Written by Anton Chekhov

Read by Kim Morgan Dean


On The Road is the story of two travelers sharing their experiences while trapped in a small inn by inclement weather. The conversation becomes one sided as Liharev lectures the young Mlle. Ilovaisky about science, religion, philosophy and all of life’s challenges. Liharev then steers the conversation to his next intellectual challenge: understanding women. The next day Mlle. Iloviasky departs from the tavern, anxious about fate of the chatty gentleman and his daughter.

Kim Morgan Dean is an actress and Company Manger for Greenbrier Valley Theatre. Kim will be appearing in GVT’s  production of The Cherry Orchard October 10-18. Kim was recently seen on stage as Rita La Porta (Lucky Stiff). Her other GVT credits include: Aldonsa (Man of La Mancha)Patsy Cline, Sally (Cabaret), Jo (Little Women), Juliet, Nancy (Oliver!), and Betty Jean (Marvelous Wonderettes and Winter Wonderettes), among others. New York credits include the premiere production of Have I Got A Girl For You at the NY Fringe Fest and the premier reading of Sevan Kaloustian Greene’s play Narrow Daylight at the New York Theatre Workshop, opposite Tony winners Victoria Clark and Randy Graff.  She is the recipient of the 2008 and 2009 Carbonell Best Supporting Actress Award for her performances as Wren in Body of Water (Mosaic Theatre) and Mairead in GableStage’s production of The Lieutenant Of Inishmore, respectively.


How Beer Saved My Ass

Written & Read by Audrey Stanton-Smith


This hilarious and story placed third in the annual WV Writers, Inc. writing contest in the Humor category.

Stanton-Smith’s How Beer Saved My Ass is a (mostly true) first-person account of her adapting to life on a farm. Discussing her new adventures with her family on the beach while enjoying a few beers, she recalls humorous encounters with her new neighbors. Stanton-Smith will also be reading “The Run,” an excerpt from her historical novel set in 1933 Scott’s Run, W.Va., where a visit from Eleanor Roosevelt’s turns life upside down for three close friends of different races.

Audrey Stanton-Smith left a successful 12-year newspaper career to devote time to a life of freelance writing, motherhood, and farming. She and her family – which includes a husband, two children, two dozen hens and a miniature donkey – live in southern West Virginia.

Kim Morgan Dean
Kim Morgan Dean
Audrey Stanton-Smith
Audrey Stanton-Smith

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