The Page2Stage FREE staged reading series was developed to provide a way for the theatre to present scripts from respected authors that may not always receive the attention they fully deserve. The genres range from classic comedy to thought-provoking drama and all will make for a sophisticated evening of great theatre.
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By Paul Weitz
Directed by Richard Frey
Thursday, March 5, 2020, 8:00 PM, Wine & Cheese Reception at 7:30 PM
Jerry and Marnie are Broadway actors who haven't worked in years. At Jerry's insistence, they take on a wildly unorthodox job for a rich, young New York banker in SHOW PEOPLE, a comedy about the darker as-pects of the need to create and perform.
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By Thorton Wilde
Directed by Beth Young
Thursday, May 14, 2020, 8:00 PM, Wine & Cheese Reception at 7:30 PM
Described by Edward Albee as “…the greatest American play ever written,” the story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die.
By Samuel D. Hunter
Directed by Sonnie Osborne
Thursday, July 23, 2020, 8:00 PM, Wine & Cheese Reception at 7:30 PM
Alice and Connor sit by their roadside stand selling cheap fireworks while developers swallow the land around them. Promised a condo in the new development, their future is secure. Enter Marnie, Alice’s long-lost granddaughter, proposing to buy the land to save her family’s legacy. Marnie and Alice will become reacquainted with each other’s deeply held secrets, uncertain pasts, and hopeful futures. Hunter, a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship recipient, explores the emotional frontiers of a family struggling to make a home in the vastness of the American landscape with affection, poignancy, and a profound sense of empathy.
By Gina Russell Tracy
Directed by tba
Thursday, October 1, 2020, 8:00 PM, Wine & Cheese Reception at 7:30 PM
As part of Theatreworks' effort to support new plays, we will be presenting Playwright Gina Russell Tracy's loving tribute to the American Shakespeare theater in Stratford, CT. In the play, a pair of aging thespians meet a spirit couple in their once-vital, now-shuttered theater.
The Rise and Fall of the Little Voice
By Jim Cartwright
Directed by Kate Patton
Thursday, December 17, 2020, 8:00 PM, Wine & Cheese Reception at 7:30 PM
Blown fuses, real and metaphorical, punctuate the action with flashes of pent up energy in this acclaimed play. The diminutive heroine frequently plunges the dilapidated house she shares with her alcoholic mother into darkness by playing her dead father's records at a volume matched only by the soulful power of her vocal impressions. Little Voice has a hidden talent: she can emulate every chanteuse from Judy Garland to Edith Piaf. She hides in her room, crooning and dreaming of love, while her disheveled mother mistakes a seedy agent's interest as affection rather than enthusiasm for the gold mine buried in her daughter's throat. This is an engaging fairy tale of despair, love and finally hope as LV finds a voice of her own.