Reader’s theatre is an excellent way to experience live theatre. Similar to a radio play, these productions are minimally staged, often include narration, and encourage a little more imagination. From an actor’s standpoint, reader’s theatre is a favorite because it allows more flexibility for casting choices and fewer rehearsals. We’re excited to present four shows during our 2017-2018 season that will be a little outside of the ordinary:
October 27-29: The Bat, by Mary Roberts Rinehart
This suspenseful mystery is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat! A spinster rents a summer cotage surrounded by mystery. When the previous owner’s bank account is discovered to have been plundered, suspicions arise that he may not be dead after all and that the money is hidden in the cottage. Incident is piled on incident and it’s impossible to know who the real criminal is until the very end.
January 19-21: Sunshine Boys, by Neil Simon
Al and Willie as “Lewis and Clark” were top-billed vaudevillians for over forty years. Now they aren’t even speaking. When CBS requests them for a “History of Comedy” retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries and laughs.
March 16-18: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to the stage in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel adapted by Simon Levy. Auditions Jan 29 & 30