Reader’s Theatre productions are performed in the upstairs Majestic Lab, on the last Sunday of each month at 3:00pm and 7:00pm.
2013-2014 Readers Theatre Season
· Jan 26 2014 Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays
· Feb 23 2014 Darwin in Malibu by Crispin Whittel
· March 30 2014 W;t by Margaret Edson
· April 27 2014 Original one act plays: Conversations Before and After We Bare Our Souls
· May 25 2014 Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies
· June 29 2014 Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire
· July 27 2014 A Shayna Maidel by Barbara Lebow
· Aug 31 2014 Sylvia by A. R. Gurney
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Reader’s Theater Auditions
May 12 and 13, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Upstairs in the Rehearsal rooms of the Majestic Theatre
Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire
Performance Date: June 29, 2014
1 male, 2 females
Abaire has created a world in which everyone can share the blame for Danny’s accident but no one is truly at fault. Fate becomes the killer, leaving the characters with all kinds of conflicting, awful feelings—but nowhere to direct them.
A Shayna Maidel by Barbara Lebow
Performance Date: July 27, 2014
2 males, 4 females
The setting of the play is the stylish Manhattan apartment of Rose Weiss, the time 1946. Although born in Poland, Rose, now in her twenties came to the United States with her father, Mordechai, at the age of four and is now completely “Americanized.” The plan had been for Rose’s mother and sister to join the others, but the sister fell ill with scarlet fever, the mother stayed on to care for her, and soon the rise of the Nazis cut off their escape.
Sylvia by A. R. Gurney
Performance Date: August 31, 2014
2 males, 2 females
Can a man love his dog more than his wife? Middle-aged, upper-middle class Greg finds Sylvia, a dog played by a human, in the park and takes a liking to her.
Original One Act Plays: Conversations Before and After We Bare Our Souls
April 27th, 3pm & 7pm
UNTITLED by Dorrie Board
Two friends grapple with the terms of their relationship, amid the pieces of a frustratingly half-built IKEA bookshelf. Cast: Jodi M. Alterndorf and Bryan W. Smith.
WAKE UP by John Ame
It is 5:04am. The definition of “friends with benefits” is about to change drastically for Larry and Barbara. Cast: Eric Nepom and Dorrie Board.
FATHER’S WEEKEND by John Byrne
A father, visiting his aloof son at college, is surprised to find a very life-like sculpture of his long dead father in the school’s art museum. Cast: Gary Prince, Jeff Martin, Bryan W. Smith, and Beth Kowal.
UNTITLED by Johanna Spencer
A student needs to have her late work accepted, but her Ethics professor may want something too valuable in exchange. Cast: Dorrie Board and Michael Winder.
UNDRESSED by MJ DeArmitt
Two lovers cross a boundary in their relationship, exposing secrets inked in hidden tattoos. Cast: Harriet Owen-Nixon and Linda Spain.
THE RIDGE by John Ame
Two friends, cold and wet and miles from anything familiar, disagree on the difficult choices they must face to get home. Cast: Bryan W. Smith, Michael Winder, Jeff Martin.
CLOWN CAMP by Dan Borengasser
Who knew earning your clown stripes means a frighteningly silly boot camp that makes “Full Metal Jacket” look like, well, a comedy? Cast: Gary Prince, Beth Kowal, Eric Nepom, Jodi M. Altendorf, Linda Spain, Dorrie Board.
HEMINGWAY ARKANSAS YEARS by James F. Bruns
A portrait of the artist as a young man: Ernest Hemingway, husband and expectant father, idling between wars, 20 years before “The Old Man and the Sea.” Cast: Jeff Martin, Jodi M. Altendorf, Linda Spain.
THE DAY HANK GREENBERG DID NOT BAT FOR THE DETROIT TIGERS by Mike Aronson
“Hammerin’” Hank Greenberg balances the demands of his devoted fans inside and outside the synagogue, on his way to becoming a timeless cultural icon. Cast: Bryan W. Smith, Jeff Martin, Michael Winder, Jodi M. Altendorf, Eric Nepom, Gary Prince, Linda Spain, Dorrie Board.
I DIDN’T ASK FOR THE ANAL PROBE by Michael Winder
Aboard the alien spaceship, in the waiting room outside the probing chamber, four strangers learn uncomfortable truths about themselves. Really uncomfortable. Cast: Eric Nepom, Harriet Owen-Nixon, Dorrie Board, Michael Winder, Gary Prince.
Time Stands Still
May 25th, 3pm and 7pm
Sarah – Catherine Polan Orzech
James – Bill Fech
Richard – Gary Prince
Mandy – Tracy Dorgan