What is Reader's Theatre, you ask?

 

Reader’s Theatre is a special type of performance in which the actors do not memorize lines, rather the show is wholly experienced through vocal expression. The dialogue and stage directions are all read by the actors, without the extra visual components of set, costume, or movement. While Reader’s Theatre may be a new for some audience members, these performances offer a unique theatre experience. Great Plains Theatre Academy will be presenting four different Reader’s Theatre pieces as a Stage Right series, a series of shows with adult content intended for mature audiences.

GOD OF CARNAGE

by Yasmina Reza

translated by

Christopher Hampton

POSTPONED

7:00pm

God of Carnage relates an evening in the lives of two couples, residents of a tony Brooklyn neighborhood, who meet to discuss a playground incident. Alan and Annette's son hit Michael and Veronica's son in the face with a stick, resulting in two broken teeth.

Tickets $10

DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE

by Sarah Ruhl

July 30, 2020

7:00pm

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man – with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone. A work about how we memorialize the dead – and how that remembering changes us – it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.

Tickets $10

CLOSER

by Patrick Marber

September 17, 2020

7:00pm

Four lives intertwine over the course of four and a half years in this densely plotted, stinging look at modern love and betrayal. Dan, an obituary writer, meets Alice, a stripper, after an accident in the street.

Tickets $10

Great Plains Theatre

215 N Campbell St

Abilene, KS  67410

785-263-4574

info@greatplainstheatre.com

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