2013 - 2014
In its 6th Season!
The Readers Theatre Program will expand again in the 2013 - 2014 Season. The program will return to Prescott Valley Library and will have readings in Chino Valley at the Adult 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.
DECEMBER 5, 6, 7 at 7pm in Stage Too
DECEMBER 7 at 1PM at PV Library
DECEMBER 8 at 3pm at CV Adult Center
***ADULT CONTENT ***
By Henry Myerson Directed by Mary Timpany
Helen’s life became complicated after her husband Murray’s stroke and her sister Gladys’ revelation, wanting to set the record straight, in case Murray should die, that she and Murray had been having an affair. Helen suspected Murray was no angel when she married him. After all, as a stand-up comic he was always on the road and she knew comics could be loose cannons. Helen knew she was trading the risk Murray would bring to any relationship, let alone marriage, for the excitement of the gamble. While Helen might have been willing to adjust to Murray and his new stroke induced limits, the stakes were raised and the game was changed by Gladys’ admission of the affair. So now Helen is left on the horns of dilemma: How can she be a nurturing caretaker for a man who has deceived her (with her own sister, yet) while knowing he is a snake with no visible conscience?
Murray - Tedd deLong
Gladys - Vicki Gratian
Helen - Shari Graham
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.
THE JEWELER'S SHOP
JUNE 26, 27, 28 at 7pm at Stage Too
JUNE 28 at 1pm at PV Library
JUNE 29 AT 3PM AT CV Adult Center
By Pope John Paul II, translated by Boleslaw Taborski, Adopted by Ted Davis
Directed by Parker Anderson
The most widely produced of the plays by Pope John Paul II, The Jeweler's Shop made its Off Broadway debut in 1994, is a poetic drama exploring the aspects of human existence expressed through love and marriage.