2022-2023 StageWorks Staged Reading Series

STAGEWORKS STAGED READINGS the first Tuesday (exceptions noted below) of the month at 7:30 pm 

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11/1/2022   Lysistrata  by Arisophanes (Ball and Chemers).  Women of Sparta band together to declare a moratorium on sex until their partners figure out how to end a 20-year war. First produced in 411 BCE.

11/15/2022  Orphans by Lyle Kessler.     A moving drama about  the universal love of a father for his son, and a son’s need to live his own life.

12/6/2022    Ada and the Engine by Lauren Gunderson.  About Ada Lovelace, a fiery, brilliant woman who wrote the first computer program and imagined that computers would make music… in 1830.

1/3/2023     Somewhere in Between by Craig Pospisil.   A quirky, romantic comedy told in 10 scenes. A smart, clever, contemporary piece of theater.

2/7/2023     Imagine Drowning by Terry Johnson.     A wife who sets out to find her missing journalist husband stays in the same guesthouse and encounters the same bizarre collection of characters.

3/7/2023     An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen; translated by Arthur Miller. A scientist stands against an entire town, including his mayor brother, when he discovers their medicinal spa is polluted.

4/4/2023     The Muckle Man by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.   This dramatic thriller is part horror story, part myth; mixes science with folklore with a chilling effect.

5/2/2023      Women Doing…  Bringing back an AE favorite!  Some of your favorite women performing some of their favorite classic excerpts.

6/6/2023     Betty’s Summer Vacation by Christopher Durang.   With sand between her toes, walking a thin line between sanity and survival, poor Betty will leave her summer vacation more terrorized than tan.

7/5/2023    Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker.    As acting students experiment with theater games, their real offstage lives gradually infiltrate the classroom, revealing insights and transformations both humorous and heartbreaking. 

8/1/2023    Buried Child by Sam Shepard.      The drama that launched Shepard to national fame.

8/22/2023      The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman.     An angry student accuses the two headmistresses at her boarding school of having a lesbian affair, which leads to the destruction of the women’s careers, relationships, and lives. First produced in 1934.


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