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Reader's Theater

Ticket Reservations (pay what you wish)

Allens Lane Art Center is thrilled to present a new program for our 2020 season titled Reader's Theater. This program features local writers, directors and actors from our community  to present staged readings of exciting plays that we believe will speak to our audiences.

The readings take place in Allens Lane Theater and will be available to in-person audiences (if current CDC Guidelines allow) as well as a streamed version.  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.


Talley's Folly

Talley's Folly by Lanford Wilson

Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13 @ 7:30pm Presented Virtually online, and also streamed on a big screen in the theater as well for a small in person audience.

About the Play:

A love story set in Lebanon, Missouri; the time 1944. Matt, an accountant from St. Louis, has arrived to plead his love to Sally. Bookish, erudite, totally honest, and delightfully funny, Matt refuses to accept Sally’s rebuffs and her fears that her family would never approve of their marriage. Charming and indomitable, he gradually overcomes her defenses. It is clear that they are two kindred spirits.

Talk back with Cast and Director to follow this delightful One Act Play streamed online.

Scheduled Readings

All Reader's Theater events will occur on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm.

  • November 6-7 Chekhov's Gun by Anghus Houvouras - VIRTUAL ONLY
  • February 12-13  Talley's Folly by Lanford Wilson
  • April 2-3  - TBA
  • May 28-29 - The Understudy by Theresa Rebeck