Allens Lane Art Center is thrilled to present Reader's Theater. Local writers, directors and actors from our community present staged readings of exciting plays that we believe speak to our audiences.
The readings take place in the Theater at Allens Lane Art Center and are available to in-person audiences. A short Talk Back will follow each reading where the audience will be asked to provide feedback on the work they just saw.
These readings are available with a pay-what-you-wish reservation.
All Reader's Theater events are on Saturdays at 7:00pm.
The Erlking's Daughter
Written by Chris Braak
Directed by Ryan Walter
Saturday, October 22, 2022, at 7:00pm.
Aubrey and Ellie are two sisters trying to start a new life and escape from their emotionally abusive childhood. They are both haunted by specters from their past which take the form of figures from a series of books they wrote together when they were children. Together, they struggle to free themselves from the legacy of predation they thought they had left behind.
Seven Conversations About Father Fay
Written by Joe Lex
Directed by Dakota Adams
Saturday, January 28, 2023, at 7:00pm.
Buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Father Cyril Sigourney Webster Fay was a heavily-perfumed cross-dressing corpulent near-albino gay Catholic priest who directly influenced many of the most prominent figures in early 20th century history, including Pope Benedict XV and F. Scott Fitzgerald. One actor portrays eight characters to bring Father Fay’s incredible true story to life.
*Due to current Covid guidelines all in-person indoor performances will be limited to 32 Audience members max, (4 per party/table), actors and staff will be vaccinated, audience members will need to show proof of vaccination to enter the theater, no picnic dinners will be allowed in the theater, and masks will be required.