Prescott Center for the Arts, Prescott AZ
 

Entering it's 7th remarkable year, and growing in leaps and bounds, PCA's Readers Theatre program is back for another great year of telling diverse stories in the simplest of theatrical fashions. It's the actors, the audiene and the WORDS painting emotional images in the minds of the audience. 

 
  Readers Theater  

Reader's Theatre is Admission Free

A Suggested $5 Donation is Great Appreciated

 
   

2014 - 2015

In its 7th Season!

The Readers Theatre Program will expand again in the 2013 - 2014 Season. The program will return to Prescott Valley Library and Chino Valley at the Senior Center.  Thank you to both of these hosts for assisting us in our quest to make high-quality theatre available to more people in the Quad-cities area. 

DIRECTING HAMLET

Directed by Paul Epoch

Stage Too: October 9 - 11 7pm

CV Senior Center: October 11 Noon

PV Library: October 12 1pm

by Michael Perlmutter

A young actor approaches a director to help him brush up on his Shakespeare which becomes a battle of wills, egos, misunderstandings and eventual camaraderie. A tersely and extremely well written two-hander which will keep you on the edge of your seat like a Wimbeldon tennis match between two artists trying to close an age and cultural chasm in the name of Art.

THe Cast for DIRECTING HAMLET:

Lee...........Walt Mendelson

Caitlin............Colyn Newton

THE FOURSOME

Directed by Robert White

Stage Too: April 23 & 24 at 7pm  April 25 at 4pm

PV Library: April 25  Noon

CV Senior Center: 3pm

by Norm Foster

Revelations both comic and dramatic abound on the golf course when four college buddies, now middle-aged, meet after 25 years sharing old and new secrets. Deftly written by one of Canada's most prestigious playwrights whose work PCA audiences have enjoyed immensely in the past.  Don't miss this final Readers Theatre of the season!

 

   

Talented Readers Theatre cast members deliver the dialogue using vocal intonation, facial expression and limited physical movement, with scripts in hand.  On a professional level, many playwrights and/or composers and lyricists of musicals hold similar readings of their work for potential financial backers. Directors look upon this form of theatre as a way to broaden their ability to reach out and “test the waters” in different styles of theatre and/or bring stories which, for various reasons, may not be suitable or logistically possilble to produce on stage.

 

CHATTING WITH THE

TEA PARTY

Directed by Parker Anderson

Stage Too: October 30 & 31 & November 1  7pm

PV Library:  November 1   1pm

CV Senior Center:  November 2   3pm

by Rich Orloff

Author Rich Orloff (“Rich” in the play) travels the country in search of trying to better understand and define who and what the Tea Party is and stands for.  Politically charged, funny, dramatic and very likelyl to stir the controversy pot. It's another gem from the creative mind of Rich Orloff (Advanced Chemistry) and served just prior to the November 2014 elections.  Take a break from the maddening commercials and negative mudslinging for a very interesting and entertaining look into American politics.