Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Readers Theater will be reading How I Learned What I Learned by August Wilson, co-conceived by Todd Kreisler. In this one-man show Wilson shares personal stories about racism, music, love, violence, and friendship as a young poet in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. This memoir is a journey of self-discovery through adversity and what it means to be a black artist in America.
For info contact: Wendy Beatty, (925) 788-1064
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Readers Theater will be reading Playing with Fire, After Frankenstein by Barbara Field. An exhausted and dying Victor Frankenstein has finally tracked down his Creature in the lonely, frozen tundra of the North Pole. As their fascinating confrontation develops, it is evident that the Creature has become a pathetic, lonely and even sensitive being who wants only to find love and that he, Frankenstein, by intruding into the very secrets of life, is truly the evil one. Ultimately the exchange between Frankenstein and the Creature becomes a confrontation between parent and child, scientist and experiment, rejection and love, and even good and evil culminating in the Creature’s agonizing question, “Why did you make me?”
For info contact: Jane Simmonds, (707) 886-5148
New members and listeners are welcome to attend Readers Theater meetings.
Location: Conference Room, Gualala Arts
The Readers Theater group was started in the early 1990s for the simple purpose of providing its members the enjoyment of reading a play together.
In readers theater there are no rehearsals, no costumes or stage movements, just the power of the play’s lines, and the voices and faces of the members seated around the table.
The group reads everything from classic tragedies or comedies to more recently written plays / radio plays by a great variety of playwrights. Occasionally prose and poetry are chosen as well. Participating in Readers Theater is a great alternate way to taste the world of acting.
The group’s membership numbers between 15 and 20.
One of the members serves as the year’s coordinator and takes care of scheduling and publicity. All members take turns as director of the monthly meetings. The director chooses the play to be read, assigns parts to those who have signed up to read and provides copies of the script for practice well in time before the meeting.
Readers Theater meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the conference room at Gualala Arts Center. The title of the play and the name of the director are published each month on this page, in Sketches, and in the Independent Coast Observer.
Contact Mary Sue Ittner (707) 884-4824 for more information.